Greeting Card Sizes

All greeting cards have wide-ranging sizes as they significantly vary depending on their uses and purposes. Whether you’re making handmade or digital greeting cards for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations and many other special events and occasions, it is important that you clearly know and understand the proper greeting card size before you print and send or sell it to others. greeting-card-sizes1

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Greeting Card Sizes Standard 

US

The US paper has a size of 8.5 x 11 inches. If you fold it in half and cut it into two, you will have two A2 sized cards. 

UK

The UK paper is A4 sized with a measurement of 8.25 x 11.75 inches. You will get an A5 sized card if you fold an A4 sized paper in half, and you will have two A6 sized cards when you fold an A4 and cut it in half. 

A-2

Smaller than most other greeting card options, it is a compact greeting card design that begins as a 5.5 x 8.5 inches sheet, and when folded, this card has a size of 4.25 x 5.5 in inches. It is an ideal size if you need to make wedding invitations, postcards, replies, and less decorative greeting cards.

A-6

Popular in high-quality stationery, this card is most commonly used in many special events and occasions and the perfect choice for decorative greeting cards with contemporary designs and rich paper textures. It matches an A6 envelope as it starts out as a 6.25 x 9 inches sheet and when folded, it turns into a 4.5 x 6.25 inches. 

A-7

For standard greeting cards and visually-aesthetic cards, this card is the most common choice as it has a measurement close to the Golden Ratio, a special number approximately equal to 1.618 which denotes equal proportion. It begins in a 7 x 10 inches sheet and when folded, it has a size of 5 x 7 inches.

4 Bar

This is the smallest type of greeting card size with a corresponding envelope. It has a size of 4.875 x 3.375 inches when folded and it is used for event programs as well. 

Greeting Card Sizes For Digital – Social Media 

Profile Photo

The recommended sizes of greeting cards for a profile photo in various social media pages are 2.67 x 2.67 inches, 67.73 x 67.73 mm, or 6.77 x 6.77 cm, and 800 x 800 pixels. 

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Cover Image

The standard greeting card sizes for a cover image in most social media pages are 1.27 x 4 inches, 32.17 x 101.6 mm, 3.22 x 10.16 cm, and 380 x 1200 pixels.

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Video Player Banner

For a video player banner, the recommended greeting card sizes are 6.4 x 3.6 inches, 162.56 x 91.44 mm, 16.26 x 9.14 cm, and 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Info Panels

When you create greeting cards and place them in your info panels, the appropriate greeting card sizes that you should use are 1.07 x 0.67 inches, 27.09 x 16.93 mm, 2.71 x 1.69 cm, and 320 x 200 pixels.

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Video Thumbnail

The recommended greeting card sizes for a video thumbnail are 4.27 x 2.4 inches, 108.37 x 60.96 mm, 10.84 x 6.1 cm, and 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Greeting Card Sizes For Print 

A2

This card has an overall length of 5.5 inches and overall width of 8.5 inches. It can easily fold to a size of 5.5 x 4.25 inches and the printable area is 5.25 x 4 inches.

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A6

This card starts out with a measurement of 6.25 x 9 inches and when you fold it along a prescored line, it will turn into a 6.25 x 4.5 inches card. The printable area is 4.25 x 6 inches. 

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A7

The overall measurement of this card is 7 x 10 inches and when you fold it along a prescored line, it will become a 5 x 7 inches card. The printable area is 4.75 x 6.75 inches.

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Half Letter/Large Card

This card makes an impact on the receiver due to its big size compared to the most common greeting card sizes. It has an overall measurement of 8.5 x 11 inches, it measures 5.5 x 8.5 inches when folded, and its printable area is 8.25 x 5.25 inches. 

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Square

For decorative cards, use this card size for print as it begins with an overall measurement of 5.25 x 10.5 and it becomes 5.25 x 5.25 inches when folded. The printable area is 5 x 5 inches. 

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Panoramic

Great for artwork, landscapes, and wide angle shots, this is a unique greeting card size that stands out among all greeting card sizes. It has an overall measurement of 8 x 9 inches and when folded, it measures 4 x 9 inches, and the printable area is 3.75 x 8.75 inches.

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Greeting Card Sizes For Email 

The recommended dimensions for a common digital or online greeting card that you can easily send through email are 600 x 450 pixels. Make sure to keep the size of your card relatively small, no wider than 600 pixels and maintain the height between 450 and 600 pixels, due to the wide variety of devices that people use nowadays, and to ensure the clarity of the images displayed on all kinds of devices. 

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Greeting Card Sizes For Business 

Business greeting cards have standard dimensions that you must use such as postcard flat (6 x 4 inches), square flat (5 ½ x 5 ½ inches), standard flat vertical (4 ⅞ x 6 ¾ inches), signature flat horizontal (7 ⅞ x 5 ⅝ inches), standard folded vertical (4 ⅞ x 6 ¾ inches), and many others. There are also other unique folds and sizes like standard tri-fold vertical (6. ¾ x 14 ⅝ inches) and horizontal tri-fold (12 ¾ x 5 ½ inches) that features three 4 ¼” wide x 5 ½” tall panels.

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Greeting Card Sizes For Adobe Photoshop 

The recommended greeting card sizes for Adobe Photoshop are 7” x 10” for A7, 6.25” x 9” for A6, 5.5” x 8.5” for A2, 5.25” x 5.25” for square, 8” x 9” for Pano and many others. Take note that you need to set the resolution to 300ppi and the color mode in RGB color for optimal quality.

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Greeting Card Sizes For Adobe Illustrator

The standard greeting card sizes for Adobe Illustrator are 10″ x 7″,·5.5″ x 8.5″, ·5″ x 7″,  6″ x 8″, 6″ x 8.5″, ·7″ x 10″, 7″ x 5″, and 8.5″ x 5.5″. Ensure that your file is in CMYK and your output PDF from Illustrator is at 300 DPI. Check the marks and bleeds in your work when you’re saving your file as well.

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FAQs

What Are The Most Popular Greeting Card Sizes?

The most popular greeting card sizes are A1 (3 ½  x 4 ⅞ inches), A2 (4 ¼  x 5 ½ inches), A6 (4 ½  x 6 ¼ inches), and A7 (5 ⅛  x 7 inches).

What Size Is A Greeting Card?

A greeting card size is about 5 inches across and 7 inches tall. 

What Size Is An A5 Greeting Card?

An A5 greeting card size is 14.8 x 10.5 cm, 148 x 210 mm, or 5 ⅞ x 8 ¼ inches.

Why Do You Need The Right Greeting Card Size?

You must use the right greeting card size because greeting cards come in a diverse range of sizes, uses and purposes, and the right size will help you in conveying your thoughts and feelings to the receiver in the most appealing way.  

What Are The Different Types Of Greeting Cards With Their Specific Sizes?

Several different types of greeting cards with their specific sizes are photo greeting cards (8 ½ x 5 ½ inches), anniversary greeting cards (4 x 6 inches), quilling greeting cards (6 x 6 inches), pop up greeting cards (8.5 x 5.5 inches), sympathy cards (3 ½ x 5 inches), and get well soon cards (5 x 7 inches). 

What Is The Standard Size Of A Greeting Card Envelope?

The standard size of a greeting card envelope is 5.25″ x 7.25″. 

What Are Your Recommended File Sizes For Upload?

The recommended file sizes for your greeting card for upload are 4 x 6 inches, 5 x 7.5 inches, and 575 x 412 pixels with a minimum of 350 DPI.

What Size Is a Large Greeting Card?

A large greeting card size is 5.5” x 8.5” folded. 

Can You Make A Greeting Card In Microsoft Word?

Yes. When making a greeting card in Microsoft Word, open a blank document, set up the orientation and layout, balance everything with gridlines, divide your page for the fold, add your graphics, images and illustrations, and select visually appealing fonts.

What Are The Normal Dimensions Of A Greeting Card?

The normal dimensions of a greeting card are approximately 6.75 x 4.75 inches when folded.

How Do You Make A 3×5 Cards In Word?

Go to the Layout tab and click the Size option. Choose more paper sizes, adjust the width and height into 3” x 5”, and then get creative in designing your greeting cards.

How Do You Make A 5×7 Card In PSD?

Choose a template for the greeting card in Photoshop, create a new document and enter a name under preset details. Then, set the width to 7 inches and length to 5 inches with a portrait orientation, and set the resolution to 100 pixels/inch and the background color to white.