The Best 4th of July E-Card Sites

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Amid the fireworks, cookouts and patriotic pride, there's also a good excuse to extend greetings to friends and family both near and far. These are the best sites on the web to send a little Independence Day e-cheer.

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Jacquie Lawson 4th of July E-Cards

Two doves and Chudleigh the chocolate Labrador raise the flag for the U.S. Independence Day in Jacquie Lawson's classy card.

What We Like

  • Adorable graphics.

  • Professional animation.

  • Moderate selection of cards.

  • Can customize with your own messages.

  • Preview cards before you buy.

What We Don't Like

  • Somewhat outdated website.

  • Requires a paid membership to send cards.

  • Not much variety in card styles.

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AmericanGreetings.com 4th of July eCards

AmericanGreetings.com's many wonderful, high-quality greeting cards cover Independence Day's many angles beautifully.

What We Like

  • Cards organized by theme, occasion, and more.

  • Professional graphics and classy animation.

  • Talking cards deliver your message in audio.

  • Moderate selection of cards.

What We Don't Like

  • Some designs are awkward.

  • Requires a subscription to send.

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JibJab Independence Day eCards

Proudly and a bit ironically American, JibJab's video e-cards are fun to send (you can even add your own picture to some) -- and fun to receive, of course.

What We Like

  • Well-designed website.

  • Let's you incorporate face into the cards.

  • Very innovative and funny cards.

What We Don't Like

  • Very small selection of cards.

  • Requires a paid membership.

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BlueMountain Independence Day eCards

Paying BlueMountain members can choose from many finely crafted Independence Day greeting cards.

What We Like

  • Graphics and animation are creative and cute.

  • Moderate collection of cards.

  • Easy to personalize your cards.

What We Don't Like

  • Requires a paid membership.

  • Website is somewhat outdated.

  • Not much variety of card style.

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Ojolie July 4th Independence Day Ecards

Colorful origami cranes and a dove's white flight, propelled by inspiring music into a bright, peaceful and happy future: Independence Day at Ojolie.

What We Like

  • There is a free selection of cards to send.

  • Creative graphics and animation.

  • Well-designed website.

What We Don't Like

  • Membership required to send any card.

  • Very small selection of cards.

  • Audio and music is plain and has a "stock" feel.

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Katie's Cards July 4th E Cards

Meet Uncle Sam at the fair for Independence Day fireworks and a bald eagle at Mount Rushmore for the stars and stripes: it's July 4th with iconic and artful greetings at Katie's Cards.

What We Like

  • Great, retro graphics.

  • Free to join and send cards.

  • Cards made by one, creative designer.

What We Don't Like

  • Cards require Flash to view.

  • Very small selection.

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Hallmark.com Independence Day E-Cards

The great greeting cards you can send from the ubiquitous cardmaker's website will send the recipient some classic celebratory cheer. 

What We Like

  • Personalize with hand-written messages.

  • Graphics and animation are creative and fun.

  • Professional website design.

What We Don't Like

  • Requires a paid membership.

  • Small selection of cards.

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Kisseo Virtual 4th of July Cards

At Kisseo, you can find a small but fine selection of 4th of July greeting cards.

What We Like

  • Card artwork is creative.

  • Free to send cards by email.

  • Cards work well on mobile devices.

What We Don't Like

  • Very small collection of cards.

  • Animations are very short.

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MyFunCards Independence Day eCards

From flags to cockroaches and hot dogs: Independence Day e-cards at MyFunCards are wonderfully diverse, yet friendly, too.
(MyFunCards and Lifewire are both owned by IAC.)



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4th of July Regards

Want an eagle to send your "Happy birthday, America" greetings -- or BBQ and firework safety alerts? Regards.com is your go-to site.

What We Like

  • Completely free to send cards.

  • Cards can be personalized.

What We Don't Like

  • Very limited choice of cards.

  • Cards require Flash to view.

  • Card art and animation is amateurish.

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Rubber Chicken Fourth of July Ecards

These quirky 4th of July cards seem entirely normal considering that they come from a rubber chicken.

What We Like

  • Moderate collection of cards.

  • Artwork and animation is quirky and fun.

  • Send cards with a free trial.

What We Don't Like

  • Requires a membership after free trial.

  • Very basic website design.

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CardCow.com Vintage 4th of July Postcards

Celebrate Independence Day with all the splendor and stateliness of vintage postcards at CardCow.com.

What We Like

  • Wonderful vintage card designs.

  • Free to send postcards by email.

  • Very large selection of cards.

  • Professional website design.

What We Don't Like

  • Postcards don't include animation.

  • Physical postcards can be purchased.

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Care2 4th of July Cards

Patriotic and graced by flags or fireworks, the nicely animated Independence Day cards you can send from Care2 also support environmental organizations.

What We Like

  • Cards are free to send.

  • Large selection of cards to choose from.

  • Card collection is easy to scroll through.

  • Sending cards generates charitable donations.

What We Don't Like

  • Artwork appears simple and hand-drawn.

  • Not all cards feature animation.

  • Website design is cluttered.

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BirthdayAlarm.com Independence Day eCards

From "The Spirit of Freedom" to animated bears setting off celebratory fireworks, BirthdayAlarm.com has got all tastes of the genre covered. 

What We Like

  • Card artwork and animation is creative and fun.

  • Cards can be personalized.

  • Clean website design.

What We Don't Like

  • Small selection of cards.

  • Need membership to send premium cards.

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DaySpring The Fourth of July E-Cards

With a Christian background and inspiring throughout, DaySpring's Independence Day e-cards shine.

What We Like

  • Beautiful website design.

  • Cards are free to send.

  • Free links to share cards on social networks.

  • Site also offers physical cards for purchase.

What We Don't Like

  • Very small card selection.

  • Must subscribe for emails to send cards.

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HiGreetings.com Fourth of July eCards

Animated, spectacular, fun and safe: send Independence Day greetings from HiGreetings.com.

What We Like

  • Large selection of cards to choose from.

  • Cards are free to send.

  • Site includes cards of every variety.

What We Don't Like

  • Site design is disorganized.

  • Some card artwork is amateurish.

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Doozycards.com 4th of July eCards

If you like your Independence Day with a little bit of tongue-in-cheek humor, at Doozycards.com you'll find cards to fit the bill.

What We Like

  • Animation and audio is well done.

  • Cards are free to send.

  • Personalize cards with your own message.

What We Don't Like

  • Artwork is hand-drawn and basic.

  • Small selection of cards.

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123Greetings.com Fourth of July Greetings

While a bit on the tacky side, Independence Day greetings from 123Greetings.com let you send your pride and felicitations with a bit of campy humor.

What We Like

  • Professionally-designed website.

  • Collection is organized into sub-categories.

  • Cards are free to send.

  • Giant selection of cards.

What We Don't Like

  • Website is overloaded with ads.

  • Card images and audio have a "stock" feel.

  • Website can feel busy and cluttered.