Do you want to make a printable gift certificate for a loved one’s birthday ? Or are you a business owner wanting to provide gift certificates for your customers’ birthdays? Then you can follow the guidelines provided in this article to make a custom gift certificate.
You have several ways to make a gift certificate:
- You can use online templates. Gift Certificate Factory provides a selection of birthday gift certificate templates and if that’s not enough, you can also find other templates on the web by typing “birthday gift certificate template” in Google. You will find a few other certificates that way that you can customize yourself.
- You can make the gift certificates yourself using design software like Photoshop for example. That’s the hard way though, but if you have good design skills, you can come up with a truly original and beautiful gift certificate.
In any case, your gift certificate should contain a few elements that convey the desirability of your gift certificate: a few common elements, a personal message, good design and, last but not least, good photography.
Personalize your gift certificate
After finding a good certificate template, you can personalize it by including a few common elements:
- Your name or the name of your company
- the recipient’s name
- if appropriate, the certificate value or service provided.
Most business certificates also have a certificate serial number associated: it helps to keep track of gift certificates and fight against fraud. That way you know that when a certificate is redeemed it’s a legit one and you can evaluate how many certificates have been redeemed so far in your gift certificate campaign. Of course, if you’re only making a certificate for a loved one, you don’t really need to track gift certificates!
Print your gift certificate
There’s a built-in print functionality on the website, so that you can just click on the template, configure your print preferences and watch the printer work its way to provide you with a nice gift certificate! Just make sure you have enough paper and ink. You may want to use a sharp paper cutter or alternatively, scissors to cut the paper nicely and give it a nice finish.