SmileBox.com, PunchBowl.com and EZtoCreate.com all offer free software for creating party invitations for numerous and various occasions. Free word processing software such as Apache OpenOffice can also be used to make invitations.
When using word processing software to create invitations, the invitations can be designed from scratch or by using templates available on the Internet. These templates are usually available free-of-cost and can be found on the software manufacturer's website. In some cases the templates have licensing requirements, such as the inclusion of a copyright notice on the invitation, so it is important to read the full description before downloading the template.