Where to Get Free Software to Make Party Invitations

by Nick Davis

You have a big holiday or birthday party coming up, and money is tight. You don't want to spend money on having invitations printed, but you also don't want some cheap store invitations. Don't worry! You don't have to buy an expensive software package or outsource your invitations to a commercial printer--you can print them at home. Here are some sites offering plenty of free software for designing your party invitations.

ArcSoft Print Creations 2.7

One free and easy-to-use program for creating invitations is ArcSoft Print Creations 2.7. Visit download.cnet.com/ArcSoft-Print-Creations/3000-12511_4-10710270.html?tag=mncol to download a copy. The program is for the Windows operating system and includes a "Print Creations Launch Pad" that makes the design process straightforward and quick. Your invitation can be printed, saved and even emailed to your friends and family. The program comes with plenty of templates to choose from and tools to add your own photographs.

Photo Card Maker 1.0.1

Want to add your own photograph to your invitation? Then download Photo Card Maker 1.0.1 from photo-card-maker.kigosoft-inc.qarchive.org/. The software is free, and you can select from over 100 templates. Then, customize them with your own photo or other graphic and text. This program is the complete package for creating professional invitations and other cards from your own home or office. This program is also for the Windows operating system.


Cenon is a free desktop publishing program for the Mac operating system, which allows you to design invitations, greeting cards and other desktop publishing documents. The program is for graphic designers and other individuals who have a design background. Visit freemacware.com/cenon/ to download the package.

Ragtime Solo 5.6.5

Last but certainly not least is the free desktop publishing package that lets you be creative and design your own invitation layout---Ragtime Solo 5.6.5. Visit download.cnet.com/Ragtime-Solo/3000-6675_4-10637507.html?tag=mncol to download the package, and you can be up and running in minutes. Rag Time Solo is perfect if you want total control over what your invitation looks like. The software comes with a tutorial and on-screen help, so you don't have to worry if you haven't designed a card or invitation before. The program is free and available for the Windows operating system.

About the Author

Nick Davis is a freelance writer specializing in technical, travel and entertainment articles. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and an associate degree in computer information systems from the State Technical Institute at Memphis. His work has appeared in "Elite Memphis" and "The Daily Helmsman" in Memphis, Tenn. He is currently living in Albuquerque, N.M.