15 Fun Father’s Day Card Templates to Show Your Dad He’s #1

By Sara McGuire, Jun 14, 2018

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With Mother’s Day come and gone, maybe you thought you were off the hook…and then came Father’s Day.

I’m joking, of course. Where would we be without our dads, the supermen of our time?

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Father’s Day may come second in the year but you can still make your dad feel like he’s #1. Show your dad you appreciate him with a thoughtful custom card.

Here are some fun Father’s Day templates, along with some design tips to convince your dad that he fathered the next Picasso. These Father’s Day card templates can be customized as much or as little as you want. So don’t worry if you didn’t inherit any design skills–we’ve got you covered.

Bring on the dad jokes! (We’re so sorry.)

 

1. Use a bold, contrasting color scheme 

A Father’s Day card is meant to spark joy and appreciation. What better way than to use a bright, eye-catching color scheme? According to color psychology, bright colors are associated with positive feelings.

For example, this card template uses bold, color-filled icons and font that contrast with the dark blue background:

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Cards with bold color schemes look good from up close and far away.

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2. Incorporate funny images to make your dad laugh

If your dad is anything like mine, then he likes a good joke. Funny animals are usually a safe bet–after all, who doesn’t like a cute critter?

Venngage offers a library of stock photos, along with space to upload your own images. You can also find high quality stock photos at Unsplash or Pexels.

What dad won’t shed a little tear at this pug’s face:

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Combine your images with some color-coordinated text and you’re set.

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3. Create custom illustrations using icons

Did you know you can create your own illustrations by combining icons? Think of icons like stickers for grownups. You can adjust their size, colors and placements to fit your card design.

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Simply search for icons in Venngage and arrange them together to create a scene (we like to call them icon stories).

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4. Mix different fonts for a quirky effect

Fonts can make or break your card design. According to font psychology, different fonts have certain personalities and moods associated with them. So when it comes to picking fonts for your card, think about the feeling you want the design to convey.

For example, this Father’s Day card template mixes different fonts to give the design a playful, child-like feel:

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5. Incorporate visual puns into your Father’s Day card design

Puns are number one in the essential dad joke book. A Father’s Day card is the perfect opportunity to whip a pun out of your back pocket.

If you don’t keep puns in your back pocket, we’ve got one ready for you. I doughnut know what dad wouldn’t love this sweet Father’s Day card:

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6. Use complementary color schemes in your card design

Remember our good old friend, the color wheel? Colors that sit opposite each other on the color wheel are called complementary colors. Complementary colors works well together in a color scheme.

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If you’re having trouble coming up with a color scheme for your Father’s day card, start with picking complementary colors. For example, this Father’s day card template uses blue and orange for a vibrant design:

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7. Pick an accent color to make your card design pop

If you’re using a neutral or minimalist color scheme, pick one or two accent colors. Your accent colors should contrast with the rest of the color scheme and draw the eye to specific parts of the card.

For example, look at how the red hearts breathe life int an otherwise minimalist card design:

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An accent color will draw eyes from across the room.

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8. Create a simple pattern using icons

You can create a simple pattern by repeating icons in the background of your card. Make the color of the icons a light shade, so the background pattern doesn’t distract from the main text and visuals.

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Here’s a card background design hack you can do with Venngage: using the color picker tool, adjust the opacity of your icons. This will help them blend into the background.

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9. Use a “handwritten” font to give your Father’s Day card design a personal feel

Certain fonts are designed to look like they’re written by hand: Pacifico, Unkempt and Playball, to name a few. Handwritten fonts look can give your card design a personal touch.

For example, take this Father’s Day card template. The brown paper background image, combined with the sketchy handwritten font, give the card a DIY feel:

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11. Leave space in your card to write a heartfelt message 

Father’s Day is an opportunity to tell your dad just how much you appreciate him. If you want to take the time to write a heartfelt message for your dad, make sure you leave enough space on your card.

Divide your card into half, one half for visuals and one half for your visuals. This will create a balanced design, like in this Father’s Day card template:

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A simple design can still looking striking if you use a bright, contrasting color scheme.

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12. Use title art to give your Father’s day card template a classy feel

You can embellish titles on your cards by adding shapes and designs–we call this “title art”.

Pick your title art based on the theme and style you’re trying to achieve. For example, a ribbon-shaped background combined with some old-fashioned font gives this Father’s Day card template a classic feel:

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Venngage has a bunch of different types of title art. Try out different ones to see if something stands out to you:

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13. Create a social media card for your dad

Does your dad like to share all your big milestones on social media? Well then, odds are he’ll want to share this card you made him too. Why not give him a hand by making a card with the right dimensions for social media?

In general, a 1080 x 1080 card is a safe bet for most social media platforms. Like this Father’s Day card template:

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14. Use a color filter to help text stand out from the background of your card

To achieve a color filter effect, use the same card design hack I mentioned in tip number 8. Put a colored shape in front of your background image, then adjust the opacity of the shape using the color picker tool.

This will give you a border effect, where the background id still visible through the color filter:

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15. Include images of things your dad likes in his Father’s Day card

Does your dad love golf? Beer? Boats? All of those things? None of those things?

Edit your Father’s Day card template to incorporate images of things that interest him. When picking icons and images, try to keep the visual style consistent–this will prevent your card from looking cluttered.

For example, this card template uses icons with the same colorful, cartoon style:

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How to use one of these Father’s Day card templates:

  1. Pick a Father’s Day card that will appeal to your dad’s–cough–unique sense of humor.
  2. Customize the message, or add with something from the heart.
  3. Edit the colorsfonts and icons as much (or as little) as you want.
  4. Download your card in high quality.

More holiday design guides and templates:

10+ Creative Mother’s Day Card Templates and Design Tips

200+ Christmas Card Design Tips, Fonts & Templates

30 Valentine’s Day Charts to Say I Love You

19 DIY Bridal Shower and Wedding Invitation Templates

About Sara McGuire

Sara McGuire is a Content Editor at Venngage. When she isn't writing research-driven content, she enjoys reviewing music and hitting up the latest culinary hot spot in her home city of Toronto. Follow her on Twitter @sara_mcguire