The best way to create a polished and professional newsletter is to use a template, but when you're starting out, cash may be tight, and you may feel you can't afford to have a designer create a newsletter template specifically for your company.
Well, don't worry—we've got a few recommendations for you. Today we'll show you two sources for affordable, top-quality newsletter templates: Envato Elements and GraphicRiver. We'll also share 22 of the best free newsletter templates to be found on the web.
Why Use a Premium Newsletter Template?
We get it—money is tight, and you just don't have a lot of cash to hire a designer to create a newsletter template for your business. That's why we're starting this article with a few resources you should know about that are really affordable for cash-strapped businesses.
The first is Envato Elements. If you have no budget, then free newsletter templates are a good choice, but although free may be excellent for your wallet, it may not be the right choice when you're doing a critical project and need a top-notch professional template. So let's look at the pros and cons of using a free template vs. premium newsletter templates from Envato Elements.
Pros of Free Newsletter Templates
- Great for cash-strapped designers/businesses with no budget at all.
- Can get good designs from designers just starting out and looking to build a reputation.
Cons of Free Newsletter Templates
- Unverified source.
- Inconsistent quality.
- Limited licences covering use in personal projects only or one-time use.
- Some require attribution to the source, which may look unprofessional or require space in your product you don't want to give up.
- Risk of downloading malware from unverified sources.
Pros of Premium Newsletter Templates From Envato Elements
- Great for individuals and businesses on a budget.
- Top-quality newsletter templates by the most talented designers from all over the world.
- Unlimited use licences built into the cost.
- No attribution necessary.
- Safe, reliable downloads.
- Download as many templates as you want, as often as you want.
- Cancel at any time.
Bonus: unlimited access to thousands of other premium digital assets like fonts, photos, logos, other graphic templates, etc.
Cons of Premium Newsletter Templates From Envato Elements
- Not great if you have no budget at all.
- Not the best choice if you just need just one newsletter template (for that, Graphic River—covered below—is a better choice).
11 Premium Newsletter Templates From Envato Elements
Forcen Newsletter Template (AI, PS, XD)
Looking for a stylish newsletter layout to keep your customers up to date with company news? Check out this company newsletter template that is editable with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Abobe XD. The layered template has a clean and modern layout that you can update simply by adding your text content and images and changing the colour to suit your brand or palette.
Photography Newsletter Template (AI, PS, XD)
This editable newsletter template for photographers is versatile enough to be used for any creative industry. The template prioritises images but also creates ample room for key text. To make this template your own, use Photoshop, Illustrator, or Abobe XD to add your own text and images and change the colours to reflect your own brand or taste.
Back to School Newsletter Template (PSD)
If you're looking for newsletter design ideas for your school's bulletin, this is just one of many school newsletter templates from Envato Elements that'll inspire you. This clean and professional design is easy to customise in Photoshop and versatile enough to use for other purposes as well. For example, if you're looking for teacher newsletter templates, this one can easily be adapted for that purpose.
School Newsletter Template (INDD)
This monthly newsletter template is available in A4 size. It offers eight unique layout pages so you can pick and choose which are most useful for your particular needs. It's initially designed as a school newsletter template, but feel free to use this versatile template if you need a newsletter for some other purpose.
Business Newsletter Template (PSD)
This monthly newsletter template is just what you need to keep your customer and potential clients up-to-date on company news. Design for maximum marketing impact, this beautiful newsletter design can be customised in Photoshop or Adobe XD.
Clean Minimal Business Newsletter Template (INDD)
This company newsletter template is just what you need to create a tasteful and professional business bulletin. The A4 template contains four unique pages which you can mix and match to create the right newsletter layout for your needs. The template is well organised in layers and fully customisable using InDesign.
Real Estate Newsletter Template (INDD)
Use this modern real estate newsletter template to reach out to your clients with details of new properties that have come on the market or new projects your company is undertaking that may be beneficial to them. The A4 newsletter format offers 12 unique page layouts, so you have plenty of choice when creating just the right bulletin for your company.
Melanie Monthly Newsletter Template (INDD)
This monthly newsletter template is ideal for fashion brands and other creative industries where style and great design matter. Fully editable in InDesign, the bulletin template comes in both A4 and US Letter size. All elements used in the template—text, images, graphic elements, etc.—are easy to customise.
Editable Newsletter Template (DOC,INDD)
Looking for a versatile monthly newsletter template? This newsletter layout may be just what you need. The A4 bulletin template offers 12 unique pages which include three different front and back cover designs. The InDesign and Microsoft Word newsletter templates are fully editable and print ready, so all you need to do is choose the pages that best suit your needs, add your text, images, and colour scheme, and your newsletter is ready to go.
Company Newsletter Template (INDD)
This company newsletter template offers a clean and modern design that is perfect for a wide variety of businesses, but would also be ideal if you're looking for non-business templates such as a teacher newsletter template or a church newsletter template. The A4 newsletter format contains 12 unique pages. Use InDesign to customise your template to suit your needs.
Classroom Newsletter Template (PSD)
If you want to create a classroom newsletter template to foster cooperation and camaraderie in your class, check out this newsletter design. The editable newsletter template is well organised in layers, which makes it easy to edit in Photoshop. Instructions are included in case you get stuck.
Publishers Newsletter Template (INDD)
This ten-page publisher newsletter template offers tons of flexibility to support you in creating just the right newsletter layout for your needs. All elements of the A4 size newsletter format are editable in InDesign. Replace the placeholders with your own text and images, and then change the colour to reflect your brand or taste.
6 More Premium Newsletter Templates From GraphicRiver
GraphicRiver is another service that offers thousands of premium newsletter templates. But it works differently from Elements.
While Elements is the best source when you want to buy several templates and other resources, GraphicRiver is better for those who are on a smaller budget and only want to buy one newsletter template.
Preschool Newsletter Template (INDD, AI, PSD)
This wonderfully playful preschool newsletter template offers 16 unique pages that are fully customisable. The A4 size template can be edited in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
School & Teacher Newsletter Template (INDD)
This school and teacher newsletter template is available in A4 and US Letter size and offers 16 unique pages, including front and back covers. You can edit the files using InDesign.
Church Newsletter Template (PSD)
Looking for a church newsletter template to match your motivational message? How about this editable newsletter template. The template is well organised in layered Photoshop file format to make it easy for you to customise with your own text, images, and graphics. A help file is included in case you get stuck.
Classroom Newsletter Template (INDD)
This school newsletter template offers two different newsletter designs that students can use to create their very own bulletins. One of the great features of both templates is that they offer visually rich layouts, which is great for keeping your audience engaged. All aspects of the template are fully editable in InDesign.
Classroom Newsletter Template (PS, INDD)
Student groups looking for simple classroom newsletter templates to create their own bulletins will be happy with this editable newsletter template. An A4 spread that folds to A5 size, this template is a great size for distribution and portability.
22 Best FREE Newsletter Templates
As promised, here are 22 of the best free newsletter templates from around the internet. We've separated them into software categories to make it easier for you to find the ones that are most relevant to your skill level.
9 Free InDesign Newsletter Templates
1. Free Printable Newsletter Template (INDD)
For businesses that are starting out and looking for free printable newsletter templates, this may be a good choice. The A4 and US Letter format consists of 14 pages that fully editable and customisable using InDesign.
2. FREE InDesign Newsletter Template (INDD)
This free InDesign newsletter template will help you to design a good modern newsletter for any number of purposes. The eight-page template is offered in both A4 and US Letter size.
3. Free Editable Business Newsletter Template (INDD)
If you're just starting out and need a free editable business newsletter template to start reaching out to potential clients with news about your company, this might be a great choice of templates for you. It offers several unique pages, which means you can mix and match pages to create the layout you need.
4. Free Church Newsletter Templates (INDD)
Looking for free church newsletter templates? This free newsletter template offers an excellent layout that you can customise to suit your needs. The template comes in both A4 and US Letter size and offers eight unique layouts so that you can mix and match pages as needed.
5. Business Newsletter Templates Free Download (INDD)
This free InDesign newsletter template comes in the form of a newspaper-inspired design. It's a good choice if you're looking for a unique approach to newsletter design.
6. School Newsletter Templates Free (INDD)
If you work in an educational institution or are a student or parent and need school newspaper templates free to download, check out this template. This simple and clean bulletin uses a US Letter size format and offers ten different pages that are all customisable to suit your needs.
7. Free Newsletter Templates for Teachers (INDD, PSD, AI, DOC)
With its easy-to-customise full-colour page layout, this free printable newsletter template can be used for several purposes. If you're looking for free newsletter templates for teachers or corporate or creative industries, this is a template to consider. One of the advantages of this download is that it offers files you can edit in several programs.
8. Free Editable Newsletter Template (INDD)
Here's another free editable newsletter template that borrows from the newspaper-inspired design, but this time using only a single page layout. The download includes two colour schemes and is offered in US Letter size only.
9. Save World Free InDesign Newsletter Template (INDD)
Eco-warriors will be happy with this newsletter template that's free for download. It was designed specifically for the environmental movement and is fully customisable using InDesign.
8 Free Newsletter Templates for Word
10. Free Newsletter Templates (Word)
This free editable newsletter template for Word makes it easy for you to create a stylish and professional-looking newsletter for any number of purposes. Customise it with your own text, images, fonts, and colours in Microsoft Word.
11. Free Preschool Newsletter Templates (Word)
Make your young students feel proud by including their accomplishments in a newsletter. It's easier than you think when you download free preschool newsletter templates like this one. All you need to do to get your newsletter ready for distribution is to open it up in Word and add your own text, images, and colours.
12. Free Printable Newsletter Template (Word)
Charities and non-profit organisations can download this free editable newsletter template for Word and use it to create professional-looking newsletters over and over again.
13. Free Real Estate Newsletter Templates (Word)
If you need free real estate newsletter templates to reach out to potential clients, this is a good template to use. The versatile newsletter template for Word offers a good mix of images and text spaces in four different layouts.
14. Financial Newsletter Template Free Download (Word)
Small businesses are often cash strapped when they're starting out, so every saving is a gain. Gain the admiration of your clients and potential clients when you use this free editable business newsletter template to create professional-looking newsletters.
15. Free Editable Newsletter Templates for Word (Word)
This free newsletter template for Word is another good choice for those in real estate or interior design industries who want to keep clients and potential clients updated on business news. To customise it, open your template in Word, add your own text and images, select your colour scheme, and your newsletter is ready for use.
16. Free Editable Newsletter Templates for Teachers (Word)
If you're looking high and low for a free editable newsletter templates for teachers, check this one out. It offers an attractive design that is easy to customise in Word by adding your own text, images, and colour.
17. Free Christmas Newsletter Templates (Word)
Catching family and friends up with your news is easy when you use this free Christmas newsletter template as your starting point. Once you've downloaded the template, add your text, images, and colour scheme.
5 Free Photoshop Newsletter Templates
18. Free Editable Newsletter Template (PSD)
This free editable newsletter template offers four different styles for you to customise. The templates are organised in layers that are fully editable in Photoshop, and a help file is included in case you need it.
19. Mooza - Free Newsletter Template (PSD)
Simple can be good. So keep things simple with this free newsletter template that's suitable for a wide variety of uses. Once you've downloaded the template, open it up in Photoshop to customise it by adding your own text and images.
20. Free Printable Newsletter Templates (PSD)
Create your own free church newsletter templates or templates for your neighbourhood group or business with this free printable newsletter template. Once you've downloaded the PSD file, you can customise it to your heart's content.
21. Newsletter Templates Free Download (PSD)
Need to create a newsletter for your fashion business? Why not try this free newsletter template that's free to download. This particular template is great for image-rich businesses because it offers loads of space for images.
22. Free Newsletter Template (PSD)
Create an eye-catching newsletter for your restaurant when you download this free newsletter template. The PSD file is fairly easy to customise to reflect your brand and message.
Choose a Newsletter Template Today
As you can see, there are a wide range of free newsletter templates available online. Do take advantage of them when you have no money and no choice, but when you have a bit more financial leeway and can invest in premium newsletter templates, Envato Elements is an excellent resource for a wide variety of high-quality low-cost templates that are versatile and easy to use. In addition, if you also regularly need templates, mockups, icons, and other design resources, Elements offers unlimited downloads for one low monthly fee.
Alternatively, if you only need one template for a specific project, then GraphicRiver is a better bet. Head over to either site today to choose your favourite template.
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