How to Create and Print Free Valentine Cards

Overview

Instead of buying impersonal cards from the store, use your home computer and printer to design your own Valentine cards this year. Woo your lover, show your friends that you care or let your children know how much you love them by creating personalized cards just for them. Decorate the cards with favorite clip art or photos and add titles, poems or phrases in any font you like.

Step 1

Open any word processing software. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Works word processor both work well.

Step 2

Click on "File" at the top of the page and choose "New." Select a blank word processor document by double clicking the icon. Go to "File" again and select "Page Setup." Click "Source, Size and Orientation" and select "Landscape", click "OK". Select "Format" and choose "Columns". Select two columns and click "OK".

Step 3

Insert a clip art image in the column on the right. Click in the column and then go to "Insert," select "Picture" and then click on "Clip Art". Choose any image your like by double clicking it to insert it in the document. Click on any corner and drag the image to make it larger or smaller.

Step 4

Type your message such as "Happy Valentine's Day" or "With All My Love" above or below the clip art image. Change the font color, size and style by going to "Format" and choosing "Font" from the menu option.

Step 5

Type a "created by" message at the bottom of the left column and be sure to include your name as the designer.

Step 6

Place a sheet of card stock in the printer and print the card front and back on to the paper. Remove the paper, flip it over vertically and then place it back in to the printer.

Step 7

Follow Steps one and two to open a new blank document.

Step 8

Type the message for the inside of the card in the left column and print again.

Step 9

Fold the card in half and insert in an envelope of the right size.

Things You'll Need

  • Word processing software
  • 8.5 inch by 11 inch card stock
  • Printer

References

  • Microsoft Valentine Card Templates
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V. L. Hamlin is a freelance writer residing in Upstate New York. She graduated from the State University of New York at Delhi in 2000 with a liberal arts degree and concentrated studies in literature and psychology. She has been writing online since 2006 and is currently a freelance writer for Associated Content and Demand Media.

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