The world may be filled with all sorts of greeting cards, but how hard is it to find the one that captures exactly what you want to say? If you like your greeting cards to have that personalized touch, consider making your own right from your desktop. Not only will you be able to create a card that fits any occasion, you can also personalize it and print your message right onto the card.
Along with your computer and printer, all you need are Avery Greeting Cards, available in a variety of different sizes and styles and free Avery Templates. Here’s how you can get started:
Pick the occasion
First things first—what’s the purpose of the card? Will it be a birthday card for that special someone, a holiday card for your family or a one-of-a-kind message to your best friend? Decide on what you’ll focus on for your greeting card project.
Use our free online design software
Once you’ve chosen the occasion, the fun really begins. With Avery Design & Print Online you can design, personalize and print your greeting cards without having to download any software onto your computer. This free online program works with Mac®, PC or Linux®. Choose from a variety of pre-designed templates or start with a blank template. With step-by-step instructions and the convenient design canvas, it’s easy to create your own custom cards from start to finish.
Add your personal style
Adding images makes it easy to add a personal touch to your greeting cards. Want to include some clip art? Click the Clip Art Gallery button to access a wide variety of images. Got a personal photo you want to use? Just click the From File button to select the image from your computer. Also check out stock photography sites such as iStockphoto®, where you can download royalty-free images starting at $1. Save the downloaded image onto your computer, then click the From File button to select and add it to your card.
Give it that finishing touch
Once you’ve created your greeting card, why hide it inside a plain envelope? Dress up any envelope with a matching address label and personalized stamp. With Avery Easy Peel Address Labels and Avery Wizard software for Microsoft® Office, you can customize your mailing labels with clip art, a personal photo or stock photo. The Avery Wizard will guide you step-by-step through the process.
Ready to give your stamps some personality? Create and order your own PhotoStamps at avery.com/postage. PhotoStamps are valid U.S. Postage and available in seven different postage denominations. Upload a personal photo, logo or design of your choice and have it shipped in as little as 1-2 business days.
When you create your own cards, you’ll have the perfect card to give no matter what the occasion. And with customized labels and stamps, it’s easy to make your creations truly exceptional. Now you’re ready to give your greetings the personal touch with a little help from Avery.