How to Create Printable Cards

Did you know that we have over 75 printable Christmas cards on
And the best part? All of them are free. So, why wait? Go ahead and create beautiful greeting cards for your friends and family, print them out at home in minutes and watch the delightful smiles on the faces of people as they open your personalized, printable cards.

and A Special Reason Why

Did you know that we have over 75 printable Christmas cards on
And the best part? All of them are free. So, why wait? Go ahead and create beautiful greeting cards for your friends and family, print them out at home in minutes and watch the delightful smiles on the faces of people as they open your personalized, printable cards.

It’s quick and easy. These are the steps:

  • Click on the Printable Cards tab on the top menu of the website.
  • On the left menu, scroll down to ‘Christmas’ and click on it.
  • Browse the cards in the section and select the one/s you like. Besides the vibrant Christmas themes featuring Santa, mistletoeXmas trees and presents, you’ll see that there are several printable cards that can be colored in which make great holiday projects for kids. There’s nothing grandparents, uncles and aunts would love more than greeting cards personalized by the kids they adore.
  • When you’ve chosen a card, simply customize the front and inside so it looks the way you want. You can rotate and reposition the image on the front.
  • Add text, stickers and even a picture to make your card more personal and interesting. Choose from different text colors and fonts and several attractive sticker options.
  • Note that there are two ways you can print your card – one-sided and front and back. Preview both options and choose one you like.
  • When you’re satisfied with your printable card, go ahead and print it out. Voila! Your home-made Christmas card is ready to be sealed and delivered.

In the light of recent events, it’s all the more important for each one of us to live in the moment and enjoy the little joys life throws at us every single day. Any time is a good time to stop and smell the roses. Every moment spent with a loved one is to be cherished. There’s no better time than today to make a special memory with your child and express your love tofamily and friends
. And creating a printable Christmas card to share with them is a great way to do it.

How many printable Christmas cards will you be creating this year?

A Month for Giving Thanks

Some of us may already have holiday plans in place. Others may be planning the Thanksgiving meal of the century and looking forward to playing host this year with friends and family coming over to celebrate.

Convey Appreciation and Gratitude With Free Ecards and Printable Cards

As you know, free ecards can help you say, among other things, “Thank you!” which is great since Thanksgiving is a few weeks away.

Some of us may already have holiday plans in place. Others may be planning the Thanksgiving meal of the century and looking forward to playing host this year with friends and family coming over to celebrate.

Giving Thanks…Beyond Family and Friends

Even as the majority of us make holiday plans, there are those of us who have to work until the holiday eve or perhaps through the Thanksgiving break. This includes doctors, nurses, firefighters and other professionals providing emergency services as well as retail workers who will be busy prepping stores for the mad Black Friday rush and barely have enough down time to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families.

Sometimes, the mere nature of one’s profession demands his or her time and presence even on Thanksgiving. People have to show up at work in hospitals, fire departments, airports and other places just so the rest of us can enjoy the holiday.

It’s surprising we don’t pause more often and thank the people who make a difference in our lives everyday without us even realizing it. Our lives would come to a standstill without them showing up for work day after day like clockwork, and yet, we barely know their names or faces. This includes the mailman, the school bus driver, the garbage collector, maintenance personnel, public transport drivers, cops and many others.

Then there are those who simply can’t afford to take a break to celebrate, for whom, Thanksgiving is yet another two-shift work day.

For them, Thanksgiving isn’t a long weekend of celebration but just another day of trying to make ends meet, getting up and going to work to put food on the table.

The Thanksgiving Month

What if we could turn this November into a month of gratitude? How wonderful it would be if each of us could express thanks not just to our friends and family but to those whose names we may not know, but who matter all the same?

Free Printable Cards and Ecards are a great way to send your gratitude, appreciation and best wishes to people who touch your lives but who may not be at your holiday dinner. Here’s your chance to thank them and wish them a happy season nevertheless.

Take some time this November to send free Thanksgiving ecards or perhaps to send printable Thanksgiving cards to people beyond your immediate circle of family and friends. When you see your child’s school bus driver or the mailman making the rounds, greet them not just with a ‘Hello’ but with a Printable Thanksgiving Card.

Printable Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards
Christmas Cards

Our printable christmas cards selection includes beautiful images of the holiday season and ‘Color your own’ cards that kids will love to complete. These free printable cards are not only easy to create, print and send, but a great way to start your own family Christmas tradition. Bring your family together to choose cards,ADD A PHOTO, print them out, add personal, handwritten notes and stickers before sharing them with friends and family.

How to print? Printable Cards

While printers are not all the same. Here are some helpful hints on how to print on both sides of a paper for Printable Cards.

Print out the first side of the greeting card using a color printer. Reload the printer after the first side prints out. In top loading printers, after printing the first side, turn the paper around, put the paper back inside the feeder to print the second side.

In bottom loading printers, put the paper back into the feeder without rotating it, in order to print the second side. Fold the paper into half so the cover and back of the cards show on the outside.

And to find printable cards click here.

The Joy of Using Photo Cards

If you’ve ever sent someone a photo card before, you probably realize that it’s one of the most powerful ways to personalize your messages.  If you haven’t used photo cards, the good news is there’s not much you need to do to see how much more meaning your wishes take on just by adding a picture from your collection.

There’s something about a loved one’s picture that adds a whole new dimension to just about anything. From personalized photo totes to memory books, photo mugs and decorative plates to t-shirts, you can transform pretty much any gift to a memorable one by adding a picture to it – a picture of yourself and/or your family, your pet, your home or something that has special meaning to you and the recipient.

The best part of using photo cards from gotfreecards is that they cost you nothing, can be created at home and sent out in a flash. No hassles whatsoever!  Experience the joy of using photo cards today.

  • Simply visit our photo ecards selection
  • Choose and upload a picture from your computer (Or, pick one of ours that matches the occasion)
  • Customize the background, frame and music
  • Fill in the sender and recipient details and
  • SEND!
  • If you want a printable photo cards, just select the respective option, upload your photo, type in your message and print it out at home. Slip it into an envelope( if you want to) or paste it on the refrigerator or slide it under the pillow – however you choose to give it, you can be assured the recipients will be pleasantly surprised and delighted that you put the thought and effort into creating photo cards for them!

Photo cards can be used for party invitations, thank you notes, greeting cards and decorative posters.  They even make great wrappers for goodies and party favors.  Using a photo is sure to add special meaning to your cards and bring a smile to everyone’s face. Photo cards are likely to be cherished for a long time and less likely to end up in a pile of greeting cards that nobody opens and reads again.

If you have a birthday, party, graduation or special occasion coming up in your family, visit our collection of photo cards right away and you’ll see how infectious joy can be.

Father’s Day Craft Ideas

Father’s Day Craft Ideas

Father’s Day falls on June 20 2010.  If you’ve already started looking for gifts and aren’t having much luck, check out our post on How to Choose Father’s Day Gifts. These tips may help you figure out what Dad wants this year.

Of course, you don’t always have to opt for gifts off the shelf. Making gifts is a great option that allows more personalization and saves you money. Ironically, hand-made gifts, which may cost less, are usually the ones that we can’t attach a price tag to. Their value lies not in the actual product but the thought and effort that goes into them, especially when they’re made by kids…which is why they’re considered priceless and are preserved for years.

So, if you’re wondering what to get your dad or husband on your children’s behalf for Father’s Day, take a look at some of these ideas and throw in your own creativity to make the gifts truly unique.

Father’s Day Gifts You can Make at Home

Hand-written poem wall or desk accessory:
Encourage children to write a short verse, poem or song for Dad in their best hand writing. They can even design the background or add a decorative border if they like.  Cut the poem to size and insert it into a photo frame – find an old one in the basement or attic that you can reuse.  To give the gift a longer life, consider laminating it instead. This will make a great gift for Dad’s desk or his office wall.   

Photo collage poster:
Start by collecting memorable pictures. For example, find pictures of your child holding her dad’s hand or the first time Dad gave Junior his bath, or one with Dad and baby asleep on the rocker. Look for pictures that tell a story or rekindle a memory. Scan them and use basic tools from image editing or graphic design software to position them however you want to create a collage poster.  Include dates and locations against each picture, Add a caption such as World’s Best Dad, Happy Memories with Dad or Happy Father’s Day.  Print it out on poster paper using an online service or an office supplies store. Or print it out on regular paper and have it laminated.   This gift adds a fresh twist to conventional photo gifts.
Alternatively, consider printable Father’s Day cards from gotfreecards.  You can select from dozens of designs, add a photo and your personal message and print it out.  Choose printable cards that can be colored in to turn it into a craft project for kids.

Hand-painted photo frame:
Breathe new life into an old, unused frame or purchase a photo frame with unfinished borders and personalize it.  Put your stamp on the photo frame by hand-painting a border design, adding your dad’s initials or a short message such as, We (heart) you Dad.  Young kids can finger paint it or add a free-hand design.  Don’t forget to insert a special picture in it before you give it to Dad.  Check out more tips on how to paint and decorate picture frames.

Coupon Book:
What are Dad’s least favorite activities? Mowing the lawn, cleaning out the garage, washing the car…? Why not make a coupon book of services offering Dad the option to use them on a day he doesn’t feel like doing something. Make a list of age-appropriate tasks that your children could do and help them make a book of coupons . For example, you might include ‘Lawn Mowing and Raking on any Two Saturdays of Dad’s Choice’ and ‘Exclusive Access to TV Remote on One Sunday Every Month’.  Coupons are a fun way to enlist children’s help around the house, while giving Dad the gift he could really use – free time!

Memories DVD w Personalized Album Cover:
Most of us have tons of video footage of our children’s milestones and don’t know what to do with them. Well, now is your chance to put them to use. Select the best shots that are special to Dad and make a Father’s Day video or slideshow. Add music and witty captions.  Get your kids to design a CD cover to go with it.  This is one movie Dad won’t fall asleep half-way through!

Find more Father’s Day Crafts inspiration on these sites:

How to create Birthday Party Invitations

Online birthday party invitations –
a free and fabulous way to invite guests to your party

“Mom, can we invite Sarah and Sally to the party?” “Can I get a new bike this year?” “Can we go to Disneyland?”

All signs that a birthday is coming up!

If you’re a busy mom (or dad) planning Junior’s birthday party, you probably wish there were things you could cross off your to-do list (and your budget) right now! Kids’ birthday parties are supposed to be fun for everyone – after all they celebrate our most precious gifts. But, between guest lists and goody bags, it’s easy for parents to get overwhelmed by all the planning that goes into a child’s birthday party.

It doesn’t have to be so.

The trick is to keep party planning simple.

All kids really want is to have a good time with their friends and maybe a favorite character or two.  How you execute it all is up to you. The details that go into the cake, the hand-picked favors for each child, the elaborate balloon arrangement – are all great add-ons. They look good in the birthday pictures you’ll send grandma. But truthfully, you only have to focus on the things that are important to you and your child. You can simply leave out the rest if you don’t have the luxury of endless free time or a large budget.

Planning a party

Birthday parties can be easy to plan if you start a couple of weeks ahead.
* Make a guest list.
* Pick a venue – a park or your backyard is great for outdoor summer parties. Indoor venues include kids’ party places like Chuck E Cheese, children’s museums or your living room
* Choose a cake, snacks and refreshments.  Set a reminder to pick up the cake and other items on the day of the party. If the party place has food – terrific!
* Get your child’s opinion on what character or theme he likes.  Use the Yellow Pages, the internet or your friend’s recommendations to arrange for a clown or character.
*Make a shopping list and go out and get all the plates, decorations and other things you need to match the theme.

All of this can be accomplished within a few hours if you plan well.

Send out free, personalized online party invitations

When it comes to sending out invitations, you don’t need to sweat it one bit. Simply use gotfreecards’ free birthday party invitations to invite as many guests as you like at no cost!

Our birthday party invitations – both photo cards and printable invitations – are specially designed for little guys and gals.  Available in various kid-friendly colors and themes ranging from flowers to balloons to animal characters, these cards are easy to customize.
* Just upload your little prince or princess’s picture.
* Add the party details in the text box.
* Print them out and mail them to your guests OR just click send to email them.

And that’s all there is to it. Now go enjoy that party!!