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How to make your own gift vouchers online and for free
As an entrepreneur, having gift vouchers is a big must. With these, you can not only increase the number of new customers, but also make sure your current customers feel valued and keep coming back. At Helloprint you can easily make your own gift vouchers and very easily personalise your message. We’re here to help you go through it.
Why make a gift voucher yourself?
It’s always a great idea to give away discount coupons or to sell discount cards, and allow your regular customers to give a gift voucher to a friend, colleague or relative! It’s clear that it has added value for many entrepreneurs. However, if you’re not the best at using design applications, and don’t want to spend money on a designer, things suddenly get quite difficult but there are now many solutions.
A number of free designing tools surfaced these past few years with the most popular being Canva. Enabling you to choose from many creative design templates, fonts and professional images, you can easily make your own gift vouchers for free! In addition, you can upload your own logo to your design or create it, if you don’t yet have one.
How to design a gift voucher?
Before you get to designing you first have to think about what you will use your coupons for. Are you offering a seasonal promotion for the coming of spring or a unique discount code for your most trusted customer? Maybe something else? In any case, the occasion will determine how to best create your gift voucher. You have a plethora of choices: holiday coupon, seasonal, during a certain period, birthday gift voucher. Of course, you can give out even more gifts cards to your customers without needing a specific theme or occasion.
However, if you decide to create your vouchers around a specific event, try to portray the event through your design. For instance, if you are doing a summer 30% off for your loyal client, make the coupon feel exclusive and summery with the use of colour. Summer is often associated with bright colours, which you can use on a luxurious thick card stock.
Make sure you include your branding in the design. Place your logo on a prominent place and use colours that are in harmony with your brand image. We would not recommend using too many words. A simple headline and an explanation on how to use the coupon in tiny print on the bottom is enough.
Example of design
Make a gift voucher yourself
Inspired? Did you know you can order gift vouchers of the highest possible quality from Helloprint? And that we do it for the lowest price in the UK?
Thanks to tools such as Canva, you will have an easy time designing. You can easily add your own picture, or you can choose from one of thousands of free photos. Additionally, you can add your own logo and edit all text. You will directly be able to see what your coupon will look like.
At Helloprint, you can choose between two types of paper, writable and glossy. We would recommend the writable paper as writing personal messages to your customers will add value to your present. Writable paper is also convenient, if you want to print many and use them in different periods during the year, you will have the option to give out a 10 % discount in the summer and a 25% discount in the winter, for instance.
If you are planning on giving out coupons for exclusive loyal customers however, we would recommend the glossy paper. It will give off a luxurious feel and all will know you went the extra mile to make your customers feel very special. After you select all your specifications, simply order and you’ll be handing out your first vouchers within a few days with our quick delivery service!
Already have a design in mind? No problem! Go straight to the gift vouchers page and simply order!