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Get Creative with Valentine's Day eCards: FREE Template Bundle

Get Creative with Valentine’s Day eCards: FREE Template Bundle

Skip the checkout line this year. Download your FREE Valentine’s eCard pack and share your customizable digital cards in an instant!

Bored of love hearts and weary of teddy bears? There’s more to Valentine’s cards than sentimental mush. Instead, why not choose an animal-themed card that celebrates that most romantic of prose—the humble pun.

This stylish bundle of three eCards can be shared as social posts, delivered over email, or sent via WhatsApp. Scroll down to download your FREE eCard template pack, and discover quick-start tips for opening, editing, and sharing your cards. 

Valentine's Day eCard: Love Ewe
Nothing says “romance” more than an animal-themed pun.

What’s Included in Your FREE Valentine’s Template Pack

This FREE downloadable template pack contains three eCard designs that give a fun, animal-themed twist on the Valentine’s holiday. Simply pick your sweetheart’s favorite animal!

Smitten Kitten Valentine's Day eCard Design
One of the three Valentine’s Day eCard designs.

Each of the three card designs are available in two different on-trend color palettes, giving you plenty of color choice.

The card designs are provided as editable EPS files and JPEG images. To edit color, graphics, or type on your card, you’ll need to have access to vector software, such as Adobe Illustrator or Adobe InDesign. You can share the JPEG versions straightaway.

Scroll down for instructions on how to open and edit your EPS templates using Adobe Illustrator.  

Free eCard Pack Preview

Below, preview the three unique designs available in the FREE template pack. These eCards have been custom-designed exclusively for Shutterstock by our friends at Blue Whippet Studio, and feature each design in two on-trend color options.

All you need to figure out now is if your love interest is a cat person, dog person . . . or sheep person(?!).

Valentine's Day eCard: Kitten Colors
Valentine's Day eCard: Love Ewe Colors
Valentine's Day eCard: Puppy Colors
Smitten Kitten eCard Design
Love Ewe eCard Design
Puppy Love eCard Design

How to Download Your FREE Valentine’s eCard Pack

Simply click the button below to download your freebie pack. Double-click the ZIP file to unpackage its contents. Inside the ZIP file, you’ll find two folders—one with EPS versions of the templates and the other with JPEG images of each design—sized to Instagram-friendly 1080 x 1080 pixels.

Read on to see our simple-to-follow instructions for editing your EPS templates below the download button.

This FREE download also includes a license document that covers the ways you can use these card designs. Plus, you’ll find a coupon that gives you a 15% off discount on Shutterstock images and footage. 


By downloading this FREE template pack, you agree not to resell or redistribute these assets.

How to Open and Edit Your EPS eCards Using Adobe Illustrator

Step 1

Open the EPS folder inside the ZIP file you downloaded. 

Inside the folder, open the EPS eCard Templates folder. Select the card you’d like to edit and open the EPS file in Illustrator. 

Open the EPS eCard Templates Folder
Open the EPS eCard Templates folder and select preferred card.

Step 2

Right-Click > Ungroup the elements on the artboard.

Ungroup Elements
Ungroup the elements on the artboard.

Once ungrouped, you can select and edit individual elements of the image. You can remove the pun (not that you’d want to, of course) and insert your own type, or edit the color of the background or illustration using the Swatches panel (Window > Swatches).

Edit Image
Select and edit individual elements of the image.

Step 3

Once you’ve finished editing your image, make sure the edges of the artboard align to the artwork by going to Object > Artboards > Fit to Artwork Bounds. 

Align Artwork
Align Artwork
Make sure to align the artwork.

Step 4 

To export your card as a JPEG or PNG image, go to File > Export > Save for Web.

Export Your Card
Now, export your card as a JPEG or PNG image.

In the Save for Web window that opens, set the Width and Height of the image to 1024 px. Next, choose JPEG or PNG from the file type option at the top-right of the window. Then, click Save.

Awesome job! You can now share your eCard image with your valentine . . . or share the love and post it on your social media account.

Finished Valentine's Day eCard Design
Send it to your sweetheart or share it on social media.

In the Mood for Romance?

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to get creative with romantic imagery, food, and designs. Discover more Valentine’s inspiration to make you swoon:

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