We create certificates for various occasions and reasons: to show appreciation for a job well done, to show recognition for the completion of a class or training and more. We also give certificates just to signify our gratitude. For us moms, when our kids do little things that really matter, awarding them a certificate of appreciation makes an unforgettable ceremony at home.
Whatever reasons you have for creating certificates, here’s a roundup of some great free borders for certificates you can instantly use to make your task easier.
How to Use These Free Borders
All of the following borders are freshly designed by me. To download and use them, simply right click the images to save, and then open in any photo editor program in your computer to add your text. The pictures were created using the Microsoft Office Publisher 2007, Paint and Photoshop programs. The images were saved in JPEG format at 8.5×11 size. All images and are free to use.
Blue Certificate Border with Ribbon
Use this certificate border to recognize great effort, achievement, or progress. This fresh design is sure to create a big smile to the person who will be receiving it. Just like all the other free certificate borders posted in this roundup, this photo is in JPEG format so you can resize and print in just about any photo editor program you have.
Star Certificate Border
This border gives the illusion of the certificate already being framed. The star design makes it ideal to give to kids for a job well done.
Elegant Pastel Border
They very dainty design of this certificate border makes it ultra stylish, fit for any occasion. If you are looking for an elegant border to use for certificates, this is certainly a great choice. You will surely love the chic flower borders and the aqua blue background.
Pink Frame with Gold Swirls
Next in the list is this certificate border in pink and gold motif. Ideal to use for any girly event, this free border is very stylish. Use this as a border for beauty pageants, or any girly event.
Spelling Bee Certificate Border
This free certificate border is just perfect to give to the Spelling Bee champion. This certificate border with bee theme makes a standout choice for any spelling bee event in school. This certificate is designed using Microsoft Publisher. The Spelling Bee image is from Durham Spellingbee while the flying bees are from Free Clipart Pictures.
Free Blank Certificate Templates
If you are in a rush, go on and print the ready made templates posted below. You may just write the name of the recipient and the title of the award using any black marker.
Maroon Certificate Border
The classic four-star design and maroon frame makes this blank certificate look formal. A classic design like this would suit most of your certificate needs.