How do I... Create holiday cards in Microsoft Word?

By Nicole Bremer Nash

Page Setup

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Holiday greeting cards are a great way to recognize and remember business contacts, friends, and family that you'd rather not buy gifts for, but do want to wish a Merry Holiday and Happy New Year. If you want to add a personal touch, try making your own holiday cards - no special software required. Microsoft Word has everything you need to make create, charming greeting cards for the holidays.

Set the page layout
Before you design the card, you must set the page layout. Go to File | Page Setup (in some versions of Word, the menu may be File | Page Layout).

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