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Celebrate their birthday in style with free birthday card templates

march 8, 2024

Being creative takes a lot of work. You don’t just have to think of the idea; you also have to execute on your vision. Sometimes we can have the most creative visions but lack the resources or skills to execute them exactly how we want.

Don't worry—we've got you covered! Save time and execute your creative concepts beautifully with professional, ready-made design templates for Word, Designer, PowerPoint, and Excel from Microsoft Create.

Just visit the Microsoft Create templates homepage and browse through tons of templates for all your celebrations, social media posts, and professional or personal projects.

Today, we’d like to make a birthday card. Let’s dive into the Microsoft Create world and explore some of the templates we can use.

Birthday card templates for Microsoft Designer

Looking to make a visually appealing card for your child, spouse, or friend that could be presented online or in-person? Customize one with Microsoft Designer.

Start with one of the ready-made birthday card templates and easily customize the Date & Time, Graphics, Header, and Sub-headers to fit your needs.

These templates are perfect for any digital birthday card or post. You can even print it out using cardstock paper with the design on the front and a personalized handwritten note on the back.

Here are a few ready-made design options we love:

Happy happy birthday!

Birthday wishes

Magical birthday

These templates come in various size formats for social media sites and apps that you can quickly download, save, and post.

Create a traditional foldable card using Word

If you’re looking for a more traditional card but still want to add your decorative flare, then one of our Word templates may be your bread and butter. These fully customizable templates allow you to get creative with digital animations, photos, graphics, and fonts! Send them digitally or print physical copies.

A few options we love include:

Birthday gift certificate (Bright design)

This cute gift certificate template is in postcard format. Offer the gift of your choice and customize the text with a personalized message for your loved one. From dinners and shopping trips to free back rubs, the possibilities are endless.

Balloon celebration card

Customize this vertical fold card with a thoughtful celebratory message for your friend, parent, or siblings’ birthday!

Scroll banner every day card

Send this whimsical card for any occasion or just to say hello. The double-sided template is available for any celebration, not just birthdays! Replace the text and use the card as-is or swap in a picture of your own to personalize the look.

This template prints two 4.25 x 5.5-inch (A2 size) cards per page and works with Avery 3379, 5315, 8315, and 8317.

Birthday poster

If a card just isn’t big enough to contain your feelings, then wow your loved ones with a one-of-a-kind customized birthday poster!

Send your loved ones a video card using Clipchamp

Go against the grain and send a birthday card video using a Clipchamp video template. Include all of your favorite memories and sentimental photos to show how much you appreciate the birthday star. You can also create video birthday invitations to send digitally via email or social media to your friends and family.

Here are a couple birthday-related video templates we love:

Kid's birthday party invite

Y2K birthday post

Make a birthday slideshow using PowerPoint

Take your creativity a step further and create an entire slideshow presentation to celebrate your loved one's trip around the sun. You can also use the slides to create large-scale or poster-sized designs to print out. Here are a couple of our favorite ready-made options:

Happy Birthday banner

Print these letters and string them up to spell “Happy Birthday.” Each letter has a fun birthday-themed illustration behind it—candles, present, balloon, or cupcake—in vibrant shades of blue, green, purple, and red.

Birthday slideshow

Customize this slideshow with your own images to share your special memories and wish your loved one a happy birthday.

Sometimes a plain "Happy Birthday!" just won't do. Fortunately, using Microsoft Create templates to make someone's birthday more special is super easy and fun. From digital to print-out designs, Microsoft Create has everything you need to celebrate your loved one’s trip around the sun. Explore our full range of birthday templates today!

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