By: Shawn Nag  |  Posted In: Design Tips, Fun Stuff  |  December 13, 2016

It’s never too early to start designing your festive products, and a greeting card template can help you initiate the creative process nicely. Christmas and greeting cards are passed around during the holiday season in their hundreds and thousands. Whilst many will opt for the standard and often boring array of offerings in the shops, we’ve compiled a list of inspirational greeting card templates to make yours a little more… you. Add a spark of creativity to your cards this season.

01. Free Christmas Grey Background

This template’s easy to edit in Illustrator if it doesn’t have enough balls for you

This festive design by NorasFed is described as a Christmas background with balls, and who are we to disagree? It would make a perfect Christmas card design and it’s supplied as a .AI file, so you can open it up in Illustrator and tweak it to your own taste.

02. Festive Vector

These cold, bold vectors would look great as a card

Another vector design suitable for fiddling with in Illustrator, this Christmas card design by VectorLady has a lovely festive layout complete with Santa and his reindeer, plus plenty of snowflakes and Christmas trees, all framed by an intricate swirling surround.

03. Seasons greetings

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Catch the eye of your loved ones with this greeting card template

This free greeting card template is perfect for any creative that needs that little extra help when it comes to designing the perfect offering. Coming with bold colours and cute icons, this greeting card template will certainly catch the eye of your loved ones.

04. Retro template

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Put your own personal touch on this retro style template

This retro styled greeting card template is perfect for those of you that love experimenting in Adobe Illustrator. To alter the image, just download the vector and get playing in the software to put your own personal touch on your greeting card.

05. Blue Christmas

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It’s going to be a blue Christmas with this greeting card template

This greeting card template allows for a little more creativity with a simple blue background and a few adorable snowflakes thrown in for good measure. Pop it into Adobe Illustrator and put your own creative flair on the design for a very blue Christmas indeed.

06. Red burst

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Give yourself a burst of creative inspiration with this red rays template

Burst onto your loved ones’ mantel pieces with this red ray greeting card template. It allows you to customise it just enough to put your own spin on it, whilst still keeping it super festive. We love the use of negative space with the snowflakes.