It might be dubbed the “Hallmark holiday” by some, but there’s no doubt we all have special memories celebrating Valentine’s Day since our childhood. It revolves around the humble Valentine’s Day card you see – whether it’s carefully creating one for each classmate in grade school, picking out the perfectly poetic one for your first girlfriend or boyfriend, or keeping the fun ritual going well into your marriage; these traditions span a lifetime.
If you’re thinking about taking a shortcut this year and opting for a generic, store-bought card, remember this: your relationship is anything but generic. It’s time to create a Valentine’s Day card for your special someone that is personal to express your true feelings. Thankfully, BeFunky’s Card Maker has the perfect selection of Valentine’s Day Card templates that you can personalize in any way you want, from adding photos to writing your own message, and so much more!
Valentine’s Day Card Inspiration
Every relationship might be one-of-a-kind, but we realize they often come with a specific set of circumstances, whether it’s a crush from afar, a friendship turned subtle romance, or a long-term partnership. The following BeFunky templates are perfect for each of the above.
Be My Valentine Cards
Got a crush on a classmate, co-worker, or friend? There are a ton of templates asking, “Will You Be My Valentine?” (like this one featured), which make popping the V-Day question so much easier. Keep it simple, yet effective!
If you’re feeling brave, reveal who your card is from, or keep it anonymous for some added mystique.
Cute or Funny Valentine’s Day Cards
Whether your relationship is totally new or you’re becoming more than friends with someone you’ve known for a while – you might want to keep your Valentine’s Day card on the light-hearted side. The range of cute or funny card templates are perfect for new relationships which are turning serious, but not too serious, allowing both of you to have a bit of a laugh as you exchange V-Day cards.
You can even customize them to reflect a joke more personal to you both.
Romantic Valentine’s Day Cards
If you’re in a long-term relationship and don’t mind getting all lovey-dovey, then the array of romantic Valentine’s Day cards (like this collage template) are perfect for you and your boo.
Use the photo space to tell a story about how your relationship began and where it’s at now (i.e. if you’ve become married or had children) or simply to showcase your favorite photos together. Trust us, money can’t buy a card this romantic!
How To Design Your Own Valentine’s Day Card
Ready to make your own Valentine’s Day card for that special someone? Head to BeFunky’s Graphic Designer and in the Templates tab, click on Search Templates to bring up the Template Library. Scroll down in the left menu to Events and Cards, then click on Valentine’s Day and choose a card template that takes your fancy!
The first thing you’ll want to do is swap out the template’s existing photo for one of your own. To do this, click on the image and then select Replace from the Image Properties toolbar which appears and choose a file from your Computer to replace the image with. Alternatively, you can navigate to Image Manager from the main menu on the left (the top icon) and upload your desired image from your computer, Facebook, or BeFunky. Then, simply drag-and-drop the image thumbnail from your upload to replace the existing image on the template.
Next, you can change the background color of your card if you wish to make it more cohesive with your chosen photo. Navigate to the Customize tab in the main menu and select a Background Color swatch of your choosing. You can also click on the first swatch to open the Color Palette, which lets you select your desired hue, type in a specific Color HEX Code, or use the Eyedropper Tool to choose a color already present in your template.
You can also change the color of your template’s existing text, if you wish, by selecting it with your mouse. When you click on a text box, a Text Properties toolbar appears, allowing you to alter elements such as Font, Font Size, Color, Spacing, and more. To change the color, select the Text Color tile to gain access to the Color Palette and select your desired shade from here. Don’t forget, you can also input the Color HEX Code if you know it or use the Eyedropper Tool.
To add that extra-special touch to your card template, try switching out the existing message for something more personal. To do this, click on any text box on your template twice and simply type away.
Once you’re happy with your Valentine’s Day card, all that’s left to do is save it so you can print it out and share it with that special someone. To do so, click the Save menu at the top of the page and select your desired destination.
For pixel perfect printing, we recommend choosing the Computer option and saving your card as a .PDF file in Print quality, as this keeps your design looking clear and crisp – even straight out of the printer!
Valentine’s Day serves as the perfect excuse to express your feelings and what better way to do this than with a heartfelt, personalized card? This year, ditch the generic, store-bought Valentine’s Day card and try your hand at customizing one of our templates instead. All it takes is a few clicks of your mouse and a whole lotta’ love.
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