How to Make Your Own Birthday Poster [with a free template & step-by-step tutorial]

Birthday Poster TemplateIn less than two weeks our first-born twins will celebrate their second birthday. If you have looked around my blog, you are probably aware of that already. I wrote several posts with free birthday printables. But I couldn’t let you miss this one. It’s the last birthday post (at least for this year). I promise!

When making the keepsake birthday cards I really felt like I was going to skip this one. But my heart just couldn’t.

Why shouldn’t I use my design skills to create birthday posters for my boys?

To be honest, I felt like it was going to be too much work. But actually, one and a half day later, they are done.

And I am more than happy to share them with you, my readers.

So if you are looking for customizable birthday poster template, you are at the right place. The best thing? It’s absolutely FREE!


My other birthday articles include this free birthday banner printable and cute birthday coloring pages to entertain kids at a birthday party. 

My birthday poster template

My back to school sign template was super popular this year. It honestly made me very happy to provide something useful to parents out there. For this reason, I am going to guide you again. I will show you all the steps of customizing this birthday poster template for your child’s birthday party. I really hope you will like the results as much as I do.

Here is what the birthday posters look like when finished:

Birthday Poster Template

Birthday Poster Template


Terms: These posters are templates to be simply filled out. I own all the rights for the graphics included. You are not allowed to create .svg files, copy or re-distribute these posters. 

Yes, you will be able to choose your own colors in case you need one for a girl.

You also have two options when it comes to size. And two different designs to choose from.

For easy printing at home, there is US Letter size 8.5x11in. To make happy birthday poster for a birthday party there is an option of 18x24in. This one needs to be printed by a print shop. I normally use Office Depot. It’s easy to order online and the prints are done fast.

I made the chalkboard design again for one of the posters. Another one is a white background option.

Make sure you pay attention to the size you are downloading.

So here we go.

Birthday Poster Template

How to make happy birthday poster for free

First, download one of the printable .jpeg files.

Make sure you click on the image so it opens in a new tab! If you save the thumbnail picture, it will be blurry!

Once the new tab is open, right-click (Ctrl+Click on Mac) on the picture and choose Save As.

Here are the birthday poster templates by size:

Poster size 18x24in


Birthday Poster Template

Birthday Poster Template



Letter size 8.5x11in  


Birthday Poster Template

Birthday Poster Template


Now we will move to online Canva editor.

If you don’t have your free account yet, simply sign up. It is free I promise.

Once you have your Canva account ready, watch the videos below to help you customize the birthday poster template with your child’s details.

First video to watch

Then finish watching here:


Birthday Poster Template

Last thoughts

I really really hope that many of you will find this birthday poster template with tutorial useful. Birthday posters like these are really cute keepsakes for your little ones.

If you have any questions, make sure to let me know in the comments. I will be happy to help.

Make sure to also check out these articles:

Birthday Coloring Pages Free Printable

Happy birthday printable banner

Halloween Jack O Lantern