written by: Laura Jean Karr•edited by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•updated: 10/7/2010
There are a variety of sources on the Web that offer card templates and in this article we take a look at a few of the most family-friendly choices for creating your own Halloween cards.
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Finding Free Halloween Card Templates
Fall will be upon us soon and Halloween is the first big holiday of the season. With the spooky holiday coming, it is a great time to start creating Halloween cards using desktop publishing programs. In this article we are going to take a look at various online resources that offer Halloween templates for creating memorable cards to help you celebrate the season with friends, family, and even business contacts. So, get in a creative desktop publishing mood and get a jump start on this autumn holiday by planning those Halloween cards now!
The first resource for card templates is available on About.com, where they have one page dedicated to free gift cards that can be adapted using any graphic program for designing and publishing your own cards.
The selection of templates offered includes costume party, pumpkin, tombstone, witch, and blank cards with creative Halloween themed borders. Featured to the left is the flying witch silhouette over a yellow moon. To view the entire gift card template selection, visit the Halloween Gift Card Page.
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HooverWeb Halloween Templates
HooverWeb Design offers a selection of card templates for every holiday and Halloween is no exception. The templates include the "Happy Halloween" greeting and range from pumpkins, witches, skeletons, ghosts, and trick-or-treaters. Each card template features family-friendly images and can be customized in your own graphics program.
Microsoft online offers a full collection of user-made and MS-made templates you can use to publish your own cards. Under the Halloween card template selection you'll find stylized pumpkins, like the one seen to your left intermingled with simple templates that feature bats, vampires, and other creatures of the night.
The entire selection contains five different designs from which to choose and can be viewed in its entirety at Halloween Templates.
In order to get a better view of each Halloween template card, left click onthe image to open a larger image window..
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Mint Printables Halloween Card Templates
The Mint Printables site offers a wide selection of various themed holiday cards that you can print for free. Under their Halloween category, they currently have six card templates listed.
In the image at the left is an example of their cute and vintage Halloween card template, called Victorian Witch. To view all of the card templates that Mint carries, see their holiday page at Halloween Card Printables.