Newsletter templates are a great way to get your brand mailout up and into people's inboxes nice and quickly. Getting the design of your email right is an extremely important affair – you need something that works with your brand voice and will catch your subscribers' eye. Thankfully, there are plenty of free newsletter templates to choose from.
It's also worth exploring some of the great email newsletter tools available, if you want to boost your reach even further (and take some of the legwork out of managing a newsletter).
For more guidance, take a look at our roundup of best-in-class examples, and our top tips for putting together a newsletter that works. Or read on for our pick of the best free newsletter templates available.
This free newsletter template could be your go-to template for lots of different mailouts, because it has a huge number of different block styles all crammed into one document. Just delete the ones you don’t want to create a customised layout for your brand. It works with over 40 emails clients and is easy to integrate with MailChimp.
02. Pook: Newsletter
Pook: Newsletter is one of a suite of templates on the Litmus site. There are reliable, free newsletter templates for a range of different functions, from launching a product to managing accounts or marketing your goods. If you're building any kind of email campaign you should check out Litmus, as it will help you to test your email to ensure that it breaks as little as possible. There's a great community that will help if you get stuck, and lots of useful resources.
Mooza is a free newsletter template created by the team at Pixel Hint. The design is clean, pared-back and bold, making it suitable for a range of creative disciplines. You can download the PSD version for free on Behance.
04. Campaign Monitor
In a rush? Campaign Monitor promises that with its online template builder you can create an HTML template in under 60 seconds. All its templates are fully tested and mobile-ready, and once you're done you can either download your template for free or upload it to a Campaign Monitor account.
ZURB has a range of free templates available to choose from, including this newsletter. Each template is packaged with separate CSS and HTML files. If you're adding images, you'll need to create and compress a separate folder with the stylesheet before you upload.
Originally made for transactional emails with dynamic content, the Antwort layouts are thoroughly tested – in live environments with real data and edge cases. They work across all devices too, adapting to give great looking emails on different sized screens.
99Designs ran a contest asking designers to create three irresistible email templates in four colour options for its customers to download and send out, and these are the results. Each provides a newsletter template, a promotional template and a template for email notifications, and is available in green, blue, orange or grey.
08. Email campaign
A free, responsive newsletter template, Email Campaign features a large hero image, multiple columns and different content sections, including ones for features and customer testimonials.