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Personalized Thank You Card Tutorial

By Melanie Doncas | Designer Tutorials

Up until the last few decades, thank you cards have been a primary means of expressing sincere gratitude for many different occasions. Nowadays, just shoot ‘em a text or write them an email, right? But while texting and email are completely relevant in today’s culture, they can come across as insincere. If you truly want to stand out and make an impact, taking the time to write a sincere thank you note is the best way to express your true gratitude.


Instead of buying some generic thank you cards at the store, why not make things even more personalized with a custom thank you card made with BeFunky’s Card Maker? Just choose your favorite Thank You Card template, add a meaningful message, get as creative as you want with the look of it, and you’re good to go. This way, you’ll not only get to say thank you in a way that stands out, but you’ll also create a keepsake for your recipient. 

How to Create a Custom Thank You Card

When you’re ready to start getting creative with your next thank you, head to BeFunky’s Thank You Card Templates and follow the steps below:

Step 1: Choose a Thank You Card Template

When you click this link, you’ll be directed to BeFunky’s collection of Thank You Card Templates. Click on the different templates to get an up-close preview.

choose a thank you card template

Once you find the perfect Thank You Card template to use as a starting point, click the Use This Template button.

use this template

Step 2: Customize the Background

First, you may want to customize the background color and/or image on your Thank You Card template. To change the background color, click the Customize button and choose the first tile under Background Color. This will bring up a color palette that allows you to choose any hue as the background.

change thank you card background

If your Thank You Card template has an image on it that you’d like to swap out, follow these steps to change it. 

Step 3: Edit the Text

Next, you’ll want to change the message on your thank you card to reflect your gratitude. To do so, double-click any textbox on your template and type something new. You’ll notice a Text Properties menu appear on the left any time you have a textbox selected. Use this menu to change the font, color, letter spacing, and more! 

change text properties

Step 4: Add Graphics

If you want to add graphics to your Thank You Card, click on the Graphics tab and choose the Search Graphics button. This will bring up BeFunky’s massive library of customizable graphics for you to search and add to your template. 

search graphics for thank you card

In the Graphic Library, use the search guides on the left to find exactly what you’re looking for. Click on any results you love. They’ll be waiting in the Your Graphics section of the Graphics tab once you close out of the Graphic Library. 

floral graphics search

Once you’re back in the Graphics tab, double click or drag-and-drop any of the graphics to add them to your Thank You Card template. Feel free to resize and rotate the graphics using the circles around them when selected, and reposition them by dragging them around your template. 

change graphic colors

Use the Graphic Properties menu that appears on the left to customize the colors, add a drop shadow, and more. If you need to delete any graphics on your template in the design process, simply select the graphic and press the Delete button on your keyboard. 

Step 5: Save Your Thank You Card

When you’re finished with your Thank You Card design, click the Save button at the top of the page. You’ll be presented with several options for saving your work. 

save thank you card

We recommend saving your Thank You Card as a PDF to keep it in high resolution if you’re planning on printing, and as a project, just in case you need to make any future changes. 

Thank You Card Results

See how easy it is to make a Thank You Card that’s way more personal than an email, text, or generic store-bought card? You’ll find the perfect Thank You Card template to use as a starting point in BeFunky’s Card Maker.

after thank you card
before thank you card



Say Thanks With a Personalized Thank You Card

With all of these skills you just learned, think about someone you’d like to thank today and make it a point to set some time apart this month to write out your thoughts and appreciation. With your list of people to thank, head to BeFunky’s Thank You Card templates and find the perfect starting point for sharing your gratitude! 

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