Printed greeting cards are best for grandparents who aren't tech-savvy enough to read e-greeting cards. Here are few printable greeting card ideas and examples that are ideal gifts for grandparents.
Grandparents Printable Greeting Cards
Printable cards give you the flexibility to create your own cards that look exactly like those bought at stores, yet their format is easily available online for free. You can select one among many different formats given in jpg, png, bmp, pdf, ppt or other files. Choose one that has a message that you'd like to convey and print it on a thick sheet of paper of specified dimensions. Some printable greeting cards contain two images; one to be printed on each side. Always remember to place the sheet in the correct direction when you feed it back into the printer, to print on the reverse side. Using thick paper is ideal, but if you're using very thick paper, ensure that the card does not wrinkle when you fold it into half. Cards for grandparents can have sweet messages, poems, pictures and other decorations that suit the occasion. You could even create your own greeting card and write personalized messages or poems. The options for creating different types of printable greeting cards are infinite; the limit being equal to the extent of your imagination. Those who have large fabric printing machines can get these greeting cards printed on poster size canvases and get them framed. Such gifts would make great keepsakes.
Free Printable Grandparents Cards
- You can draw your own printable card on any image processing software such as Microsoft Paintbrush, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
- Mark the page layout with thin dotted lines dividing the paper into half, vertically and horizontally. For the purpose of understanding, let us number each quadrant starting from the top left quarter, in a clockwise direction.
- The top left quadrant is numbered 'One', the top right quadrant is numbered 'Two', the lower right quadrant is numbered 'Three' and the lore left quadrant is numbered 'Four'.
- The first and second quadrant must have the print facing away from you and the third and fourth quadrant must have the print facing towards you.
- The first quadrant is the front cover of the card. You can copy a picture downloaded from the internet, a photo, a scanned image of something you painted, etc. You can type your wishes for the occasion in any elegant cursive font, in a text box on this image.
- The second quadrant is the rear portion of the card. You can spoof a greeting card company and write your name in a funny way with a logo. This too must be facing away from you.
- The third and fourth quadrants constitute the insides surface of the card. The image on these two quadrants must be facing towards you. You can add a sweet message with a background on either side. The third quadrant is where you must write your name.
- Print this image on a thick sheet of paper.
- Fold backwards along the horizontal dotted line such that the fourth and third quadrants are facing towards you. Now fold along the vertical dotted line and your card is complete!
- Enclose it in a colored envelope of suitable size and give it to your grandparents or send it by snail mail.
Always remember to send greeting cards to your grandparents by mail when you cannot visit them. They'll be accustomed to old times when people would write letters to their loved ones on memorable days.