How to Create a Card in Word [10+ Best Examples]


Greeting cards, menu cards, rack cards, report cards, gift cards, playing cards, e-cards—these are just some of the many types of cards that can be typically found around us. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and serve different functions. Each type of card has its own unique way of providing benefits to its holder. Know more about these cards through the card templates and examples provided in the next section.

How to Create a Card in Word

Having the basic knowledge in card creation is essential in our lives for there are times when we need to customize or personalize a certain card, especially a greeting card. Presented in this section is a simple guide on how to create a card in general using Microsoft Word.

1. Decide on what type of card you are going to make.

Firstly, you must make a decision about the type of card you need to make for, as stated above, cards have a lot of purposes. Specify whether you are going to make a rack card, an ID card, a greeting card, or any card that you need. You can sketch the details down on a paper so as not to forget them.

2. Open MS Word on your computer.

Launch the Microsoft Office application on your computer, and open a new document. This is something basic, so there is no need to elaborate this step.

3. Choose a template or start from scratch.

The MS Word application has some templates where you can choose a card that you want to create. Choose the style of card that you think is best for your card. Alternatively, you may opt to start from scratch in designing your card.

4. Decide on the colors.

Whether you have chosen to make a card from scratch or use an existing template, you must choose a color that is appropriate for your card. In selecting the color, consider the personality that you want to achieve or the branding that you want to launch using your card.

5. Edit or add the appropriate text.

When using a template, for example, in creating a Christmas card, some text may already be part of the template such as the words “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.” You can replace these words with another that you prefer. On the other hand, if you are starting from scratch, you can add a text that is appropriate for your card by clicking on the “Insert” tab, and from the drop-down menu, choose “text box.”

6. Insert photos or any graphics.

Including photos, illustrations, clip arts, or other graphics can add visual interests to your card whether it is a formal card used for business, such as a business card, or an informal one, such as an anniversary greeting card. You can do this by clicking on the “Insert” tab, then choose what you want to insert—an image, object, shape, etc.

7. Edit the elements on your card and finalize.

Do not forget to proofread your work before sending them to print or sending them online because a simple error may affect your credibility and reputation.

8. Save and print or send your card.

Finally, save the design on your computer, and depending on the type of card that you are creating, decide whether to print it for a hard copy or send it online to your intended recipient.

Card Templates and Examples

1. Painter Business Card

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  • Illustrator
  • MS Word
  • Pages
  • Photoshop
  • Publisher

Size: 3.5×2 inches

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For painters who want to broaden their network, this is the appropriate business card for you. This is easily customizable depending on your preference, and you can add your own branding or incorporate your business logo.

2. Menu Card

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  • Illustrator
  • MS Word
  • Pages
  • Photoshop
  • Publisher

Size: 8.5×11 inches, 5×7 inches, 4.25×11 inches

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Provide your customers a clean and organized menu through this menu card template. This is available in different formats, such as Illustrator, MS Word, Pages, Photoshop, and Publisher.

3. Customer Charge Card Approval

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  • Google Docs
  • MS Word
  • Pages

Size: A4 & US

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You can use this template to welcome a new customer who will enjoy the new charge account at your financial institution. It is easy to use since it is downloadable and ready-made. All you need to do is to customize the information to tailor it to your business needs.

4. Hostel Rack Card

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  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • MS Word
  • Pages
  • Photoshop
  • Publisher

Size: 4×9 Inches

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Need a promotional material for your hostel business that provides comfort to those who do not live in the city? This template is perfect for you. You can customize this template according to your company’s personality or your own preference.

5. Memorial Card

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  • Illustrator
  • MS Word
  • Pages
  • Photoshop
  • Publisher

Size: 4×6, 5×7 Inches

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With this high-quality memorial card, you can give a meaningful keepsake for those who attend services for a deceased loved one. This is available in Illustrator, MS Word, Pages, Photoshop, and Publisher file formats.

6. Sympathy Card for Loss of Dog

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  • Illustrator
  • MS Word
  • Pages
  • Photoshop
  • Publisher

Size: 4×6, 5×7 Inches

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Show sympathy to your families or friends who lost their dog by giving them this sympathy card. With its cute design and editable feature, you can easily customize this template according to your preference.

7. Progress Report Card

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  • Google Docs
  • MS Word
  • Pages

Size: A4 & US

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Communicate a student’s performance through the use of this progress report card. This is used to record the progress of the student in his or her work or grade in a certain subject. Teachers can also include their comments regarding the work or behavior of the students on the report card.

8. Ashland University Christmas E-Card

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Great for the Christmas season, this Christmas e-card is an online version of the traditional cards and can be sent to multiple recipients on the Internet, hence making it convenient and easy to use.

9. Evora’s Hotel Costumer Card

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A hotel customer card provides customer with a lot of hotel benefits, including accommodation, good security, pool facilities, spa facilities, safety parking, lots of amenities, welcome gifts, and cozy ambiance.

10. Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que Gift Card

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Used as an alternative to cash, this particular gift card can be used for purchases within Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que stores. Note that most of the gift cards cannot be cashed out and may be subject to an expiry date or fees.

So, those are the different types of cards that you can use depending on your needs. Carefully choose the appropriate card for you through our templates and examples presented above.

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