How To Make a Custom Gift Certificate Online

Posted on March 24, 2011 by

When making a custom gift certificate (also called gift voucher), you can either make it online or make it using the software of your choice (for example Microsoft Word).

If you’re using a generic software for this task, you only have a limited number of templates, which might or might not be suited to your business. It also requires you to own a copy of the software, and it is more complicated than editing online gift vouchers. For any of these reasons, it might be worth it to make a custom gift certificate online.

There are several advantages of using online custom gift certificates: simplicity, greater choice and better quality for designs. Websites providing gift certificate templates specialize in helping you making printable gift certificates, so take a chance to use them!

In this example, we’re going to use Gift Certificate Factory, which provides quality gift certificate designs for small businesses.

  1. go to
  2. click on the ‘templates’ button: this will take you to the template gallery, showing you a wide selection of gift certificate templates.
  3. Select a template that you like – you can restrict the template view by category, for example if you search for birthday gift certificate templates, select “birthday”
  4. Now you can edit the template with the information you want – depending on the template, you can edit different information. You can always edit the name of your company, the recipient’s name and the gift voucher value. On some templates you can also add a personal message, the giver’s name, and your business details (address, website…)
  5. If you’re not happy with the way the template looks, you can always go back to the template gallery and select another template.
  6. When you’re done with your editing, you have to buy the template. You will then be redirected to the payment website to pay and provide your details.
  7. When payment is done, you’ll be redirected automatically to the template you were editing.
  8. At this point, you can still edit the template.
  9. You can then print or download the template directly from this page.
  10. If you want to print the gift voucher later, or you want to save it for reference, download the template. It will be stored on your computer as a PDF file.
  11. You’ll have unlimited access to this template for 24 hours – so if you need multiple versions of this template, make sure to download the template multiple times – that is, as many times as you need versions.

We detailed the process as much as we could – so you see, it’s not hard to make a custom gift certificate online!


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