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Design Your Own Valentine’s Day Cards for Any Relationship Status

By Rach DePaoli | Designer Tutorials

Although you could run to the store and buy a pre-made Valentine's Day card, what better way to show your love than to make one by hand? Just like old times. Nowadays, this means creating something digitized, but it still gives you the flexibility to say exactly what you want in your own words. With BeFunky, you can create your own printable cards to show your special someone just how much you care.

The Card Maker has the perfect templates for you to make unforgettable Valentine’s Day cards. Whether you are making one for a friend, the love of your life, or a secret admirer – check out the inspirational valentine's day cards below to help kickstart your creativity.

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Templates for Your Valentine

Sometimes it is difficult to know the right approach when wanting to share your feelings. It is important to know your "audience." How would they like to be communicated to? Do you have a relationship built on fun and laughter? Think about sending Valentine's Day cards with a joke or pun. Do you want to convey your deepest heartfelt emotions? Create a romantic card. Take a look at these printable cards and determine the best fit for your recipient.

For the Secret Admirer

Got a crush, but still testing the waters? Approach this Valentine's Day card with a little subtlety and a dash of flirtation. Not only does BeFunky have pre-made templates with the perfect messaging, but you are also able to design your own card to fit your feelings. So, whether you find a funny pickup line on the web or you find a cute pun to convey your emotions, keep the message light and just let someone know that you think they are special. If you’re feeling extra courageous – and seriously, life is too short to live in fear of rejection, follow up and let the person know it was from you. Who knows? This may be the first spark of your summer fling or long-term thing.

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This is a design with photo inspiration. You don’t always have to create designs that are based with graphic elements. Try a photo or mix and match to create something truly unique.

For Galentine’s Day

An offshoot of Valentine’s Day that has become a holiday of its own is Galentine’s Day – a day to show appreciation to your best friends. This is a perfect time to round your ladies up and let them know how much you appreciate their friendship. We all know that these are the friends who are on the phone with us hyping us up after a breakup and the ones who are routinely encouraging us each step of the way. It’s noteworthy to mention that these ladies will outlast many of your partners and deserve a card and maybe even a trophy.

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For a New Fling or a Long-Term Thing

This Valentine's Day card is for the ones who have a boo or a bae and simply want to say: Bae Mine. Whether you just got into a relationship, or you’ve been dating for years – sending a card to your partner can do everything from making them feel special or appreciated, to rekindling an age-old love.

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Create a card based on something that you both like to do together. It could be hiking or the outdoors, or even playing cards. There is a message for everyone!

For the Funny One

Using a pun, a joke, or just straight irony in your Valentine's Day card is a great way to lighten the mood, if that’s what your partner enjoys. Sometimes love can feel so serious that inviting some joy back into the partnership can do wonders for connecting with someone. This is a great option for someone that you share countless inside jokes. Creating a card based on your experiences together is always something that touches the heart and feels more personal. 


For the Romantic

For all you love birds out there who just can’t help but gush about your relationship, or who write lengthy Instagram captions about your partner showcasing all of the wonderful things about them, these wordy Valentine's Day cards are perfect for you. You are usually good with words, it is just a matter of putting those in writing and including some sentimental pictures. Create something that your partner would want to keep for years to come.

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A Valentine's Day Card for Everyone

Valentine’s Day offers an amazing opportunity for you to express your feelings to the ones you love, appreciate, and adore. Whether you are wanting to spark something with a crush, tell your friends how much you appreciate them, or you want to share something heartfelt with your partner, this holiday opens the door for all of your romantic dreams to come true. 

Try your hand at creating a card so that the message comes across as more personalized than if you were to just rush to the store last minute and pick up a standard note. With BeFunky’s Designer, all it takes is a few clicks for you to create a world of love. You can even create a unique Valentine in the Collage Maker! and if you need some inspiration for what to write on your card, check out these Valentine's quotes for every occasion.

How to Make Your Own Printable Valentine's Day Cards At Home

Are you ready to create your own printable cards for your special someone? Head to the Card Maker to get started.

Step 1: Choose a Valentine's Day Card Template

First, click on Valentine's Day under the Events and Cards category. Or, you can type "Valentine's Day Cards" directly in the search bar.

Valentines day templates

After reviewing the inspiration above, hopefully you have an idea of the type of visuals and message you want to convey. Whether that be photo- or image-heavy, fun or romantic, etc. Choose the template that best represents your vision!

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Step 2: Upload Photos

Depending on the type of template you chose, you may want to skip this step. But our card is heavily reliant on a cover photo, so we're going to the Image Manager tab. You have several options for uploading your own photos, but you can also choose an image from our Stock Image Library if you prefer.

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Once we've chosen a photo and dragged it onto the canvas, we're going to click on it and choose Edit Image in the Image Properties menu. This will open the Photo Editor, which allows you to edit your photos directly from the Designer. Using the A.I. Portrait Enhancer is just what this image needs to make our couple pop. If you choose to do this, just click on Done Editing Image when you're done to be transported back to your template.

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Step 3: Add a Personal Touch

Now, it's up to you to personalize the background, graphics, text, and whatever else you want to add to your card. To change the background color, head to the Customize tab and click on the top left swatch to open the Color Picker.

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To customize pre-existing graphics or text, simply click on them and a Graphics Properties or Text Properties menu will appear. For our text-specific card, we're going to change the color similar to how we did with the background color.

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To edit the preset text, double-click on the text box and write your unique Valentine's Day message. To add your own text, head to the Text tab and select your preferred format.

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Step 4: Save Your Valentine's Day Card

To save your card, click the Save button located at the top of your canvas. If you want to print your card, choose Computer, followed by PDF, and be sure to select Print Quality. Otherwise, choose the format that best suits your needs.

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Make Your Special Someone Feel Extra Special

See how just a few changes make all the difference below? With BeFunky, it's easy to customize a professionally-designed template and make it your own. Make your special someone feel extra special with a Valentine's Day card made with heart – regardless of theme or message. Try creating your own printable cards with the Card Maker this Valentine's Day!

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