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20 Tools & Apps to Design Event Invitation Card with Ease

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Each year, we send out invitation cards for birthdays, barbecues, weddings, and other events to friends and family with the aim of sharing our great life moments with them. In most cases, we find it comfortable hiring someone to design these invitation cards for us. But what if I told you that it is possible to create your invitation cards yourself instead of hiring someone? Well, you can. With the help of certain tools, creating invitation cards is easy, fun, and in most cases cost effective. All you need is your PC and an internet connection to make invitation cards from the comfort of your home.


Here are 20 tools and apps that will help you make amazing event invitation cards:

1. Evite


Evite is a website that provides free invitation card templates for birthdays, baby showers, seasonal parties, weddings, and other occasions. This online tool allows you to send invitation cards to guests via email.

Additionally, this website offers premium invitation templates where you pay five dollars for a maximum of 15 cards sent. Evite also features a filter that allows sorting designs by color, photo customization, and price.

Evite makes card editing easy and fast. It lets you include information on date, place, time, and gift options with ease. You can also choose to receive a notification once a guest has replied to the invitation and hide or show the guest list.

2. Simplytoimpress

simplytoimpress-card-design is another online tool that helps you make amazing invitation cards. Printed cards are sent to your guests for a price of one to two dollars each. This website does not have the option of sending electronic invitation cards. The cost of each card will depend on the paper quality and extra details.

Additionally, this website offers amazing templates. This tool also allows you to preview the cards they have designed.

3. Paperlesspost

paper-less-post-invitation-card-design provides online and paper invitation cards. The paper invitation cards are only available in the USA and cost one to four dollars depending on the number. On the other hand, the online invitations can be premium or free.

To design your invitation cards, you will need to sign up/log in with Facebook. Once you complete designing, this website prompts you for shipping or email addresses for your guests. Paperlesspost is the ideal tool for anyone who wants stylish invitation cards and is not afraid to spend extra money on it.

4. Canva

To design invitation cards with, you need to sign up. Once you have created your account, Canva provides you with a tutorial on how to create the invitation cards.

Send invites through Facebook, email, and Twitter. These sending options are free. Invitations are accessible in JPG, PDF, and PNG formats. Unfortunately, Canva does not provide a lot of templates.

5. Smilebox


This a great tool for designing invitation cards. To get started, you need to download and install the app. Once you have installed it, you can access limited free templates and more one thousand premium templates.

Send invites through Facebook, email, Twitter, blogs, or websites. These sending options are free. To save a copy of your invitation on your PC, you will need to upgrade.

6. Inkscape

Inkscape is a vector program that is easy to use. It provides drawing tools, text support, colors and type elements to help you design invitation cards. Export formats include PNG, PDF, and more.

7. MS Publisher


MS Publisher is a program that is probably already installed on your PC. It offers desktop layout options to help you design invitation cards.

8. Adobe Photoshop

If you are familiar with Photoshop, you can use its layout options to design your invitations. This graphics program will give your invitations a professional look.

9. Adobe Illustrator

With this program, you can design invitation cards using great fonts, illustrations, stock, and photos. However, this program requires some professional skills.

10. Editor by Pixlr


Editor by Pixlr, a simpler version of Photoshop, is a tool that you can use to create your invitation cards online.

11. GIMP

Gimp is a free open-source graphics program that is similar to Photoshop. It helps you include images and other graphics to your invitation cards.

12. GimPhoto

GimPhoto is an open-source program similar to Photoshop and GIMP. It allows you to manipulate images and other graphics. Its services are free.

13. Seashore

Seashore is an application that allows editing of images for your invitation cards. It is also similar to GIMP. It is compatible with Mac OS X’ only.

14. Fotojet Invitation Maker

Fotojet is an online app that allows you to create invitation cards from rich templates. It has powerful tools for editing images and creating collages. It is easy to use and requires no registration.

15. Free Invitation Maker

Free Invitation Maker is an application that runs on Windows operating system. It offers templates for designing unique invitation cards. It has a user-friendly interface, and it takes very little disk space. Additionally, you can add images to your invitation cards using this app.

16. Punchbowl

Punchbowl is a free online-based tool that offers invitations card templates which are fun and easy to use. To get started, you need to sign up. Some templates are free while others are for Plus Members.

17. DesignMantic

DesignMantic is an app that provides wedding invitation card designs and monograms. To design you card, you have to sign up first. It is easy and fast to use.

18. Cardstore is a free web-based tool that provides amazing invitation card templates. To design, you need to register. Once you complete creating your cards, Cardstore will send them to your recipient through the mail. This tool also offers the option of including photos on your invitations.

19. Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark is a tool that provides online invitation card design tools. Designing your invitation card is as easy as creating a free account.

20. Pages for Mac

Pages for Mac is a word processing tool that provides excellent layout options and templates for creating invitation cards. This tool is easy to use.

Author: Jean-Philippe Belanger

I am Jean Phillipe, a technology manager and I run my own website. Le Meilleur Avis is a website that I use to review various products with no bias. The products I review vary from all brands and types and I give my recommendations as well as best prices for each product.

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