Designing cards and invitations

How to add & edit text

  • Please note: Not all text elements are editable.
  • Invitations - On every invitation there is a suggested text with event details. You can edit the suggested text by clicking on it and replacing part or all of the text with your own event details, or you can delete the whole text and start from scratch.
    • Text location can be changed by dragging the dashed frame around it.
    • To add a new text box, click the “Add New Text” button at the top left. Delete text by clicking the garbage can button in the lower left corner of a text box.
  • Cards and eCards
    • To personalize your card, click the “Edit Inside” button (only on printable cards). Select the location and number of texts and photos you prefer by choosing a layout from the menu on the left.
    • Click on the text to edit it or replace it with one you create. You can also choose an alternate ready-made text from “suggested messages.” button on text properties window.
    • Changing text formatting – Click on the text you want to change. From the “style your message” menu, create a new text style using the font, color, size, and alignment options. All the text in the box will automatically change to your selections.

How to add photos

  • Invitations - Choose a “add a photo” based invitation (A blue ribbon with “Add a photo” text appears on invitations categories). On invitation editor, click the “+add photo” area, and add a photo from your device or from facebook.
    Please note: not all invitations include an option to add photo.
  • Cards and eCards - Cards marked with a blue “Add Photo” ribbon can only be completed by adding a photo to the front of the card. On card editor, click the “+add photo” area, and add a photo from your device or from facebook.
    • To add photos to the inside of a card, choose an option from the “layouts” menu on the left, according to the number of photos you’d like to add. Click on the blue “your photo goes here” region, and upload your photo from your device or facebook. The card back is pre-formatted with an option to add one photo, if desired.
    • Photo editing can be done by clicking the magic wand icon that appears in the top right corner of the photo. You can resize the photo, rotate, add effects, and change frame shapes.
    • Removing a photo is done by clicking on the garbage bin in the top left corner of the photo.

How to add stickers

  • Click the “stickers” button on the left menu, then use the pull-down category menu to navigate the sticker categories. To add your desired sticker, click it or drag it onto the card or invitation. Stickers can be resized and deleted.

Printing & Downloading

Obtain a Copyright release form

When printing in print shops, may be required to present a signed Copyright release form.
Click here to download a release form.

How to print a card

  1. Select a card from any category in “Printable cards.” Clicking on the card front opens the card creator editing tool. Personalize the text, if desired, then click on “Print” in the top right corner of the Card Creator page. Click on “quick print” if you are not interested in customizing the card.
  2. From the pop-up “Print” menu, select printing properties:
    • Card Size: Full Size or Half Size. We recommend Full size as it fits 7 x 5 envelope.
    • Paper Type: Letter Size paper (used in the US & Canada), or A4 (used in the rest of the world.)
    • Printer Type: Single Side Printing or Two Sided Printing
    • Two Sided (duplex) Printer - As most new printers can be set to automatically print on both sides of the paper, selecting this option will save you printing one side of the card at a time. To print a card on a 2-sided printer, make sure you enable that feature in your printer’s “Printing Preferences” dialog box when it pops up. (Look for “two-Sided Printing,” “Print on Both Sides,” etc.)
    • The following are screenshots & links that demonstrate how to define 2-sided printing on different browsers and operating systems:
    • Single Sided Printer - In order to print the card on 2 sides of the same paper, you will need to print 1 side at a time. As illustrated in the printing directions, it is recommended to mark the top right side of the paper, then print the first side of the card. Insert the same paper into the printer’s paper feeder with the marked corner on the top left side with the mark faced down, then print the inner page of the card.
    • If you experience problems with one-sided printing, we recommend printing only the first page (which contains the graphic elements on the outside of the card) and then writing the greeting text inside by hand.
  3. Fold the card in the middle, and cut the card edges. Voila!

How to print an invitation

  1. Select an invitation from any category in “Printable invitations.” Clicking on the invitation opens the Card Creator editing tool. Personalize the text with your event details, then click on "Finish" in the top right corner of the Card Creator page and "Print".
  2. Choose between “4 invitations on a paper,” “2 invitations on a paper,” or “1 invitation on a paper.” Consider the size envelope you want to use when you make your selection.
  3. For best results, use heavy weight paper, such as card stock.
  4. Select the number of copies you’d like to print in your printer’s “Printing Preferences” dialog box when it pops up. (We suggest starting with 1 copy to make sure the result is as expected.)
  5. Print the invitations and cut the edges. Voila!

Printing: Troubleshooting

  • Invitation / card is not centered, or the inner side doesn't fit the outer side:
    1. Open printer properties window.
    2. Make sure the defined paper size fits your actual paper size (A4 or letter)
  • Invitation/ Card edges are cut off or the card printed landscaped :
    1. Open printer properties window.
    2. Make sure that the invitation orientation selected is “Portrait”.
  • Low quality of printing
    1. Choose the highest quality printing that your printer is capable of (‘Best,’ ‘Fine,’ etc.)
    2. Make sure to select color printing, not black & white.
    3. Heavyweight paper, such as card stock, is recommended.

Download cards and invitations

Invitations:
  1. Click on the "Finish" button and then “Download” in the Card Creator editing tool.
  2. Choose between Image (perfect for online sharing via email, facebook, etc.) and PDF (perfect for printing.)
  3. For a PDF download, choose between “4 invitations on a paper,” “2 invitations on a paper,” or “1 invitation on a paper.” Consider the size envelope you want to use when you make your selection.

Cards:
  1. Click on the “Download” button in the Card Creator editing tool.
  2. Choose the Card Size. “Half Size” produces a card that fills half the page. “Full Size” creates a card that fills the whole page, and fits 5 x 7 envelope. Consider the size envelope you want to use when you make your selection.
  3. Choose the Type of Paper. (Letter-size paper is used in US & Canada, while A4 is used in the rest of the world.)

How to open PDF files: If you can't open the PDF file, make sure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC. It can be downloaded for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Saving drafts, favorites & Managing account

Saving & Loading Drafts

  • Save a draft of a design you are working on by clicking the “Save draft” button on the top right corner of the designer. Select a name to the project or leave the default name. Click ‘Save draft’ and wait for confirmation.
  • To load a saved draft, first make sure that you are signed in to your account on the top right corner of the site, where you can also access your saved items. Within that page, click "Edit" next to the draft you would like to load.

Saving & Loading favorite designs

  • Greetings Island has thousands of designs to choose from, you can have your own list of the designs you like on a single page - simply by adding them to favorites. When browsing the different designs - look for a heart icon when hovering on design thumbnail, or “Add to favorites” text on design preview pages. Clicking this will add it to the favorites list ,clicking again will remove it from the list.
  • To view your favorite items, navigate to my favorites page within your account.

Managing your account

  • You can update your name, password & email updates references or delete the account on the settings page within your account.
  • Changing email address is not possible, contact us and we will do it for you.

Professionally Printed Invitations

General Information

  • Your home printer can still make great invitations for free, or choose the convenience and impact of professionally-printed invitations, delivered to your address, complete with envelopes.
  • All orders are reviewed by our designers to make sure design layout and photos are optimized for printing. In cases of minor issues, our designers will apply touch ups to make sure your invitations look perfect. We’ll contact you in cases of significant issues or concerns.
  • Need assistance or special requests? Have a question or a comment? Email us at orders@greetingsisland.com
  • More About Professional Printed Invitations

Shipping, Delivery & Tracking

  • Greetings Island prints in the USA and ships worldwide
  • Shipping is via the United States Postal Service (USPS.)
  • Delivery options and locations:
    • United States – Up to 6 business days when you choose Express Shipping via USPS Priority Mail.
      4-8 business days for Standard Shipping.
    • *Express Shipping expedites your order through the printing process, so it will enter the delivery system sooner than if you choose Standard Shipping.
    • Canada - 5-15 business days with Standard Shipping.
    • Australia - 5-15 business days with Standard Shipping.
    • UK - 5-15 business days with Standard Shipping.
    • Rest of Europe - 5-15 business days with Standard Shipping.
    • South, Central America & Caribbean - 5-15 business days with Standard Shipping.
    • Rest of the world - 5-15 business days with Standard Shipping
    • *Please Note that international shipping times are estimates based on typical, known statistics. However, as delivery depends in part on local postal services, your shipment may take longer to arrive.
  • Tracking
  • Tracking is available for Express Shipping. Once your order is shipped, you will receive an email update with a tracking number that can be monitored at the USPS website: https://www.usps.com/manage/welcome.htm

Paper Types & Printing Quality

  • Our printing process is optimized to make your Invitations look fabulous, with detailed attention to colors, exclusive premium, heavyweight papers, and deluxe envelopes that complete the high-end presentation your event deserves.
  • We use only the best printing processes and technology to make sure the invitations produced and shipped to you meet the highest standards.
  • When you choose Professional Printing, two top-quality 120lb-paper choices are included:
    1. Signature Matte - premium stock with a hint of texture
    2. Premium Glossy with coating – premium stock with a sleek finish that shines

Refund Policy & Order Cancellation

  • Refund Policy & Satisfaction Guarantee
  • We’re not satisfied until you’re satisfied. If there’s a problem with your order, step one is to contact us. together, we’ll figure out if a refund, a replacement, or a store credit is your best option. but the final word is yours. invitation orders may be returned within 30 days of receipt.
  • Please make sure to double check your designs for spelling errors, text color choices, and uploaded photo quality and contrast before ordering.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • If your order was not sent to production yet, email us at orders@greetingsisland.com and cancel your order free of charge (include order ID).
  • If you need to modify or make changes to your invitations, email us before the order is processed and we’ll assist.

Pricing

  • 10 invitations $16.00 ($1.60 each)
  • 15 invitations $24.00 ($1.60 each)
  • 20 invitations $30.00 ($1.50 each)
  • 25 invitations $37.50 ($1.50 each)
  • 30 invitations $45.00 ($1.50 each)
  • 35 invitations $52.50 ($1.50 each)
  • 40 invitations $60.00 ($1.50 each)
  • 45 invitations $63.00 ($1.40 each)
  • 50 invitations $70.00 ($1.40 each)
  • 55 invitations $77.00 ($1.40 each)
  • 60 invitations $84.00 ($1.40 each)
  • 65 invitations $91.00 ($1.40 each)
  • 70 invitations $98.00 ($1.40 each)
  • 75 invitations $105.00 ($1.40 each)
  • 80 invitations $112.00 ($1.40 each)
  • 85 invitations $110.50 ($1.30 each)
  • 90 invitations $117.00 ($1.30 each)
  • 95 invitations $123.50 ($1.30 each)
  • 100 invitations $130.00 ($1.30 each)
  • 110 invitations $143.00 ($1.30 each)
  • 120 invitations $156.00 ($1.30 each)
  • 130 invitations $169.00 ($1.30 each)
  • 140 invitations $182.00 ($1.30 each)
  • 150 invitations $180.00 ($1.20 each)
  • 160 invitations $192.00 ($1.20 each)
  • 170 invitations $204.00 ($1.20 each)
  • 180 invitations $216.00 ($1.20 each)
  • 190 invitations $228.00 ($1.20 each)
  • 200 invitations $198.00 ($0.99 each)
  • 225 invitations $222.75 ($0.99 each)
  • 250 invitations $247.50 ($0.99 each)
  • 275 invitations $272.25 ($0.99 each)
  • 300 invitations $297.00 ($0.99 each)
  • 325 invitations $321.75 ($0.99 each)
  • 350 invitations $346.50 ($0.99 each)
  • 375 invitations $371.25 ($0.99 each)
  • 400 invitations $396.00 ($0.99 each)
We accept:
  • Envelopes
    • Blank envelopes: Included in order
    • Envelopes with printed return address: $0.35 each.
  • Shipping
    • Standard Shipping: $6.00 in the United States, $8.00 outside the United States.
    • Express Shipping: $12.00 in the United States, not available outside the United States.

Learn About Professional Printed Invitations

Sending & viewing eCards

How to send an eCard

  1. After you finish customizing your eCard, click on the ‘Preview & Send’ button.
  2. Choose between the following options:
    • Email - In the “Sending details” dialog box, enter your name, your email address, and the email addresses of the recipient/s in the appropriate fields. Click “Send” to mail the link to your eCard to the address/es on your list.
    • Facebook - Share your eCard on your own Timeline, on a friend’s Timeline, in a group, or in a private message.
    • Download - Choose between “Download as PDF” and “Download as Image.” A download is the best choice for sending an eCard via email or mobile device and for printing an eCard.

How to view an eCard

Browser compatibility

Greetings Island is most compatible with the following browsers:

PC

Internet Explorer versions 9 and above Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome

Mac

Safari version 6 and above Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome

iPad

Safari version 6 and above

Android based tablets

Currently not supported