Top 25 Favorite Birthday E-Cards and Sites 2016

Send birthday greetings from the web's best e-card sites.

Birthdays Are Special

Honor the days on which special people in your life were born. Do something creative and unexpected, and send an e-card maybe. Which, of course, can be very unexpectedly creative!

Here are some of my favorite birthday greeting card sites, some of them free. Remember you can also send, for free, some birthday cards from this site, complete with short poems or quotations:

(Updated August 2016)

Ojolie - Birthday E-Cards

Ojolie Birthday Ecards. Ojolie
An amazing lovable seal delivers heartfelt birthday greetings with big eyes. More »

Jacquie Lawson - Birthday E-Cards

Jacquie Lawson - Birthday E-Cards
Jacquie Lawson - Birthday E-Cards.

Beautifully drawn and meticulously animated, Jacquie Lawson's greeting cards make every birthday a happy, fun and special event. More »

Punchbowl Birthday E-Cards

Punchbowl Birthday E-Cards
Punchbowl Birthday E-Cards. Punchbowl, Inc.

Paper looks good drawn on a screen; no, really. At Punchbowl, you can send birthday e-cards that mimic physical cards closely, and it is not just the paper (including the envelopes) that looks good; the designs and typography are a pleasure to behold, send and, let us hope, receive as well. More »

JibJab - Birthday E-Cards

JibJab - Birthday E-Cards
JibJab - Birthday E-Cards. JibJab Bros. Studios
Birthdays should be fun. If they are not, it might be because the JibJab greeting, the hilarious, the rich, the splendid JibJab greeting is missing. (Some cards can be rendered even funnier if you put your picture in them.) More »

Hallmark Birthday E-Cards

Hallmark Birthday E-Cards
Hallmark Birthday E-Cards. SpiritClips, LLC
Choose from some of the very best birthday greeting cards at More » - Birthday E-Cards

The stream of wonderful birthday cards coming out of is sheer never-ending. Minutely categorized, chances are you will find the right card for your celebrated friend. Some cards can be sent for free. More »

Vintage Birthday Postcards - Birthday E-Cards

Meticulously drawn, lovely designed and crafted well, the timeless birthday postcards at make great birthday e-cards as well. More »

Just Wink Birthday Cards

Late for a birthday? Blame it on the interwebs! Just Wink has the right card—in the interwebs. Late by some six months? Just Wink has half-birthday cards. Just in time? Just Wink has witty cards where the words, the drawing and the typography match the mood. More »

Katie's Cards - Birthday E-Cards

Fisher, gardener, golfer? Cat, dog, dove? Rugby, soccer, scuba? Katie's Cards has wonderfully crafted and lovingly animated birthday greetings for all these themes and more. More »

Kisseo Happy Birthday Virtual Cards

At Kisseo, birthdays are but happy; they are animated, too, funny and charming. More »

GroupCard - Birthday E-Cards

Countless cards, one done better than the other, are not all that lures at GroupCard: true to its name, GroupCard lets you invite friends to sign the birthday card before it's sent. More »

VerveCards - Birthday E-Cards

Heads flip and turn for sure when you send a VerveCards birthday greeting with flashing colors, enticing design and witty message. The cards are so gripping themselves that they don't need animations or send the recipient hunting to a web site. More »

Plaxo - Birthday E-Cards

Card upon card in many a style: Plaxo has the right birthday greetings for just about anyone. More »

Care2 - Birthday E-Cards

At Care2, you'll find birthday cards that are nicely animated, sometimes funny and always congratulating. More »

Bloompetals - Birthday E-Card

The crickets chirp, a candle is burning romantically and all is set for a perfect birthday day! More »

DaySpring - Birthday E-Cards

Inspire your favorite people with Christian birthday greetings. More »

Evite - Birthday E-Cards

One nicely drawn birthday card after another original greeting idea after another inspiring card make it hard to choose at eVite. More »

GreetingSpring - Birthday E-Cards

There's many a facet and dimension to your friend and your friendship, is there not? GreetingSpring birthday cards (for friends, family, acquaintances and more) cover three dimensions somewhat — and come with fun and inspiration, of course. More »

Victorian Trading Company - Birthday E-Cards

Though the icon bandstand is absent, the Victorian birthday cards you can send from the Victorian Trading Company still spread Victorian style melodiously. More »

1001 Postcards - Birthday E-Cards

The birthday cards you can send from 1001 postcards are simple, numerous and always funny. More » - Birthday E-Cards

ATMGreetings is a bit category-happy. Fortunately, it's also nice card-happy — and makes the recipient happy. More » - Birthday E-Cards

Disarmingly simple, colorful and charming images let you send birthday wishes from (the original!). More »

CowrieCards - Birthday E-Cards

Birthdays are about people, as are the beautiful e-cards at CowrieCards. More »

Hillel - Birthday E-Cards

Simple birthday greetings with a Jewish twist. More » - Singing Birthday E-Cards

Combine a nicely animated greeting cards with your favorite musical style, lyrics (prominently featuring the recipient's name) sung and recorded just for this occasion and a personal message engagingly narrated to send one of the richest email greeting card experiences. More »

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