No Frills Cards

15 Bare-Bones ‘No Frills’ Greeting Cards and Invitations

Printable actualities with absolutely no bells and whistles.

By Chris Dunmire | Posted 7/25/07 | Updated 2/2/21

“Humor can make a serious difference. In the workplace, at home, in all areas of life — looking for a reason to laugh is necessary. A sense of humor helps us to get through the dull times, cope with the difficult times, enjoy the good times and manage the scary times.” —Steve Goodier

Need Something More Thoughtful?

These No Frills cards may be tempting to use in a pinch and to lighten the mood, but you might be looking for something a little more thoughtful. If so, you're in luck!

INSTRUCTIONS: Simply print my More Thoughtful* card template. Next, fold in half. Look, you're halfway done! Next, grab your art supplies and get a creatin'!

IDEAS: Add a nice drawing, some thoughtful words, or poetic musings and you're golden!

FRILLY LESSON: Something more thoughtful is always waiting to be expressed from inside your own personal creative well. It's there, really! Listen for it and let it speak. You might be surprised at what it says.

*Why yes, it IS a blank sheet of paper (no printing required), but a gift in disguise. This blank canvas is the perfect starting place for you to use your imagination to create something out of nothing! Add some thoughtfulness, a pinch of heart and humor, and you're good to go!

Frugal FUNgus for the Cheapest Amongus!

A No Frills Party InvitationTimes are tough, and if you're running low on funds or simply spent paying top-dollar for your store-bought greeting cards that last a hot minute, and don't need a designer card that plays music, pops-up into a nifty 3D sculpture, or cleans up after you, then my totally No Frills greeting cards line is the perfect solution for you!

I've designed 15 bare-bones greeting cards and invitations that require minimal effort for you to download, print, sign your name, and cheaply pass on to your recipient. The catch: You're on your own for the envelope! For best results, print on card stock.

No Frills Cards Download Selection

All cards download in a separate window in a PDF format, one per page. If you want two of the same card, print it twice!


A No Frills 'Apology' Card

(PDF 110KB)

Print two of these each time you need to say "I'm sorry, please forgive me." Why two? Saying it twice will be really nice!


A No Frills 'Birthday' Card


People get one birthday each year, but you can print and endless supply of these birthday cards to keep on giving!


A No Frills 'Cheer Up' Card


Everyone can use some cheering up once in a while. Give three of these to complete a successive run of hurrahs.


A No Frills 'Get Well' Card


Help your recipient 'get well' either by bringing them a deep cistern or giving them one of these cards!

A No Frills 'Good Luck' Card


Add a thoughtful message to this one, for anyone receiving it needs much more luck than this!

A No Frills 'Graduation' Card


Congratulatories are in order for the successful student, but keep them humble with this card.

A No Frills 'Greeting' Card


This generic greeting card is perfect for when you're at a loss for words. I sure was!


A No Frills 'Holiday' Card

(PDF 105KB)

Use for any holiday occasion — Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, Vacation — you don't even need to remember which one it is!


A No Frills 'I Love You' Card


Hopefully no love will be lost when this card is received! If you're concerned, definitely add an envelope!

A No Frills 'Invitation'


Can't settle on the perfect invitation design? Think no more!


A No Frills 'Missing You' Card


Everyone likes to know that they're missed. If you don't send this one, it will really be true!


A No Frills 'Party Invitation'


Everyone loves parties! And this card saves you the effort and hassle of coming up with a theme!


A No Frills 'Retirement' Card


The perfect card for the retiring co-worker, family, or friend who doesn't like to have a fuss made over them.


A No Frills 'See Ya' Card


The perfect send off when goodbyes are hard for everyone.


A No Frills 'Thank You' Card


Thankfulness is a virtue and being grateful for what we have. Hopefully your recipient will be thankful for this card!

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