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Greeting Card Software for Macintosh

Design Your Own Greeting Cards With This Mac Software

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These Macintosh software programs feature ready-made templates, design wizards, clip art, fonts, or other extras to make it easy to design and print your own greeting cards and often other creative projects as well.

Hallmark Card Studio

Hallmark Card Studio for Mac screen snip fro Hallmark site
Hallmark Card Studio for Mac screen snip fro Hallmark site

The Mac edition of Hallmark Card Studio is optimized for Leopard and Snow Leopard and integrates with iLife and has multi-touch gesture support. You'll get fonts, graphics, and plenty of templates for greeting cards as well as scrapbooks, e-cards, and photo cards.

Hallmark Card Studio for Mac

Avanquest/Nova Development: Print Explosion

Print Explosion Deluxe 3 Mac Image courtesy of PriceGrabber
Print Explosion Deluxe 3 Mac Image courtesy of PriceGrabber

Creativity and home publishing for the Mac with templates, graphics, and fonts. For creating greeting cards and similar projects the Nova Development print creativity titles offers thousands of store-quality greeting card projects plus fonts, graphics, and iLife support.

 Print Explosion Deluxe 3.0 for Mac

Avery DesignPro

DesignPro for Mac © Avery Dennison Corporation
DesignPro for Mac © Avery Dennison Corporation

The label people have some design software that does labels, yes, but also iron-on transfers for t-shirts, greeting cards, business cards, and more. Import personal photos from iPhoto in the Mac OS X Tiger or Leopard and for Windows.  Oh, and it's also a FREE download.

 Avery DesignPro for Mac and Windows

 

ArcSoft: Print Creations - Cards & Calendars Bundle

Print Creations - Cards & Calendars box shot from ArcSoft, Inc.
Print Creations - Cards & Calendars box shot from ArcSoft, Inc.

Design a photo calendar or several kinds of greeting cards: Quarter fold, half fold, slimline. Add photos and captions. There's a trial version too. 

 Print Creations - Cards & Calendars Bundle for Mac (and Windows)

ArcSoft: Print Creations - Greeting Card

Print Creations Greeting Card screen snip
Print Creations Greeting Card screen snip

From ArcSoft, Print Creations software contains multiple templates including a greeting card  and a slimline card design element with several layouts, photo editing tools, and print wizard. The software is a free download and then you purchase an activation code for each type of template you want to use. Cards include holidays and occasions. Other templates are for calendars, scrapbooks, brochures, etc.

 Print Creations version 3.0 for Mac (and Windows)

Broderbund: The Print Shop

The Print Shop Mac box shot; Broderbund
The Print Shop Mac box shot; Broderbund

The newest version of The Print Shop Mac has better layout tools, more graphics and photos (19,500+), more special effects and includes thousands more projects (9500+) such as multi-page booklets. Like version 1 it integrates with your Mac apps such as iPhoto, iDVD, and iCal.

The Print Shop v. 2 for Mac

Ohanaware: Funtastic Photos

Funtastic Photos screen snip from Ohanaware
Funtastic Photos screen snip from Ohanaware

This Mac only software for photo editing, photo mosaics, and photo sharing also lets you create greeting cards. If you were user of Script Software's Easy Card (no longer under development), they recommend this as a "sidegrade." A free trial is available for download.

Funtastic Photos v. 1.0.6 for Mac

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