Let’s face it: anyone can go to the store and pick up a greeting card off the shelf. While it takes extra time and effort to create something unique for your target audience, we guarantee it will be more meaningful.
Remember the days that you used to break out the arts and crafts box with that do-it-yourself creation filled with glue, paint, and sparkles? It definitely made an impression!
Now, we’re encouraging you to test out the ‘grown-up version’ by creating a new masterpiece with the help of some of the awesome online tools available on the market right now. If you’re feeling a little creative, keep on reading!
Why give a greeting card?
There is no doubt about it, cards are meaningful. Many of us keep words from our loved ones in a keepsake box, cherishing them for years to come. We can reflect back on the memories made when receiving the card and remember how it made us feel when someone writes a special note, just for us. We even found a whole article that discusses at length why cards are just as important as gifts.
Greeting cards can be used for just about anything – from birthdays to weddings to condolences and even just to express that you are thinking about someone. There is never a bad time to express yourself in words – and cards allow you to do so creatively. Whether it’s creating a birthday card that perfectly expresses how much your best friend loves wine or a branded greeting card for a client, the opportunities to create a card that is truly inspired is limitless.
The DIY challenge
Without the right tools, creating that beautiful work of art that you envision in your head can be challenging. Previously, you would have to be a Photoshop master to design a card that was presentable enough to hand out. There has been a movement to make design a little more accessible, with tools like Canva and PicMonkey making it easy to bring your vision to life in just a few minutes. But let’s talk about our favorite…
Create extraordinary cards with PosterMyWall
PosterMyWall makes it simple and straightforward to create greeting cards for free. Even if you are a complete graphic design newbie, PosterMyWall’s tools are super intuitive – just drag and drop. The platform is so much more versatile than your typical greeting card, though. Once you get the hang of the whole greeting card deal, you can also use it to create social media graphics, videos, posters, flyers, and more.
How PosterMyWall works
You can create a greeting card in minutes with PosterMyWall’s free custom card design templates. On the platform, there is a greeting card for just about any reason imaginable, Follow these steps to create a beautiful, customized design perfect for your occasion:
Choose your template
Scroll through the various template options and choose one that suits your needs – here’s a shortcut to free printable thank you cards. There are over 8,000 templates to choose from, so there is no shortage of designs that will appeal to you.
Click on a specific template that piques your interest and start designing. These templates require minimal time and effort to get the ball rolling.
Start the editing process
There are various editing tools that can take your designs to the next level, including:
Photos – upload photos from a device, Google Drive, Dropbox or Facebook. Once it has been uploaded, you are free to drag and drop it around as you please. You can also use the tool to crop the photo or mask it and cut away the background.
Text – say what you really mean when you speak from the heart on your greeting card
Clipart – add a little extra spunk to your photo with clipart
Save and Share
You can save your design easily by clicking on the ‘save’ button. You can also get a free download right there.
The right greeting card can make a huge statement, even more so when you are sending a design made from yours truly. With online graphic design tools like PosterMyWall, you can create a unique design that is picture-perfect.