Since our custom Mother’s Day cards were such a big hit, I couldn’t resist the urge to put together a custom photo template tutorial to make free father’s day eCards! We will talk about how to replace the word “dad” with “pop,” “pa,” “daddy” or whatever else you call the father, grandfather or other father-figures in your life! I have only tested this method on the desktop website of Canva.com, but if you do not have a computer or prefer to do it on Canva’s mobile app, leave me a comment below or in our Facebook Group and I will help you figure it out!
Y’all have shared SUCH awesome Father’s Day gift ideas in our Facebook Group! Here are some of the top dad gift suggestions that got tons of likes, in case anyone is still looking!
- The CUTEST fill-in-the-blank book for your kids to make for their dad (If you only buy one thing, THIS IS IT!!!)
- HUGE containers of Chick-Fil-A Sauce
- Monogrammed Pocket Knife
- Waterproof, Portable, Bluetooth Speaker
Canva Template for Father’s Day eCards
- Log in or sign-up for an account on Canva.com (it is free and awesome!!!).
- In the next step, I will share the templates, but PLEASE make sure to copy the template before making any changes!
- Make sure NOT to edit the template!!! Before you make any edits or changes, make your own copy (as shown in the following photo).
Free Father’s Day eCard Templates
To make your own Father’s Day eCards in 5 minutes (and to make it look like you spent hours on it), you should pick one of the following free eCard templates that I made below. One last reminder to please make a copy of the template BEFORE making any edits. Otherwise, you will change the actual template, rather than your own copy!
1. We Have a Hero, We Call Him Dad
Is your dad a hero? Then, this is the perfect Father’s Day eCard template for you (please make a copy!)
2. Have a Fan-STACHE-tic Father’s Day
Does your dad have a mustache, beard or generally like facial hair? Then, here is your Father’s Day eCard template to copy!
3. You’re One in a Melon
Who doesn’t love watermelon? If you dad is one in a million… I mean “in a melon”… then this is the Father’s Day eCard for you to copy!
4. Have a TOOL-Riffic Father’s Day
My father had a woodworking and architectural millwork company, so anything with tools on it warms my heart. If you have a handy, tool-loving dad, then this is the Father’s Day eCard template for you!
Custom Photo Template Tutorial
While I love my kids and think they are adorable, we need to get your kids added into the letter frames!
- In order to add photos of your own cuties, click on the large blue button that says “Edit design.”
- Click on “Uploads” in the dark gray sidebar on the left, and drag the photos of your kids there to upload them to the website.
- Drag a photo from the “Uploads” section to be on top of one of the letters. Drop the photo once the letter becomes outlined in blue (like in the photo below)
- Double click on the photo in the letter to adjust the size and placement. After you double click on the photo, you can drag the corners of the photo to zoom in or zoom out, as show in the following photo.
- You can also move the photo around, so that as you zoom in / zoom out, you can control the placement of your child’s face within the letter.
- Repeat this to add your photos to all of the letters in “DAD.”
- You can also edit the words “Have a TOOL-RIFFIC Father’s Day!” by clicking on them.
How to Download Your Free Father’s Day eCard
- Once you have it just right, click on the down arrow next to the word “download” to save a copy of your photo card to your computer (as shown in the following screenshot).
- Enjoy your custom Father’s Day photo card, which will looks something like the following (but with your adorable photos, instead of mine!).
How to Turn Photos Into Letters
Want to customize the photo even further? Maybe you want to spell the word grandpa or pop or daddy? Or maybe your dad’s first name? Or something else altogether? Here is how you would make this from scratch on Canva!
- Click the blue button that says “Create a design” on the main page Canva.com (after you have logged in). If you don’t have an account yet, set one up! It is free!
- Enter the dimensions you want for your photo! I entered 4032 pixels by 3024 pixels for the image we made above.
- Click on “Elements” in the dark gray sidebar on the left.
- Write “letter frame” (without the quotes) into the search bar and press enter. You will see something like what is shown in the screenshot below.
- Click on the letters that you need to spell out whatever word you would like.
- Drag the letters around and adjust their sizes, until you like the layout you have.
- Then, follow the instructions from part 1 to add photos to your letters!
- You can change the color of the background (or even use a photo for the background) by clicking on the “Background” button on the dark gray sidebar on the left.
- You can also add text, like we did with the words “We Have a Hero, We Call Him.” We used Canva’s “Glacial Indifference” font for our text.
- When you have everything how you like it, just download your image as explained in part 1 of this Canva Father’s Day Card tutorial!