14 Best Chinese New Year E-Card Sites for 2021

The Year of the Ox officially begins on February 12, 2021

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is China's most important festival, celebrating the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. It's an important celebration for families that comes with a 16-day official public holiday. 

Chinese New Year 2021 falls on Friday, February 12, 2021, beginning a year of the Ox. The Ox represents intelligence, reliability, honesty, and humility.

Many greetings are sent to commemorate Chinese New Year, and thanks to the internet, e-cards are an easy and thoughtful option. Here are our favorite Chinese New Year e-card sites from all across the web.

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Punchbowl

Punchbowl Lunar New Year e-card offerings

At Punchbowl, choose from a variety of beautiful, well-designed cards and even craft a special digital envelope. Add your own photos to some cards for a personal touch.

Punchbowl has several pricing plans, including $2.99 per month for 10 cards, $3.99 for up to 50 cards, and $4.99 for up to 500 cards monthly.

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Paperless Post

Paperless Post Lunar New Year e-cards

Paperless Post offers a stunning array of Lunar New Year cards with vibrant color, meticulous design and typography, and realistic card qualities. Your recipients will be delighted by the lovely sentiments.

To find Paperless Post's free cards, use the Free filter, which is available under all categories. Paid cards work under a coin system. Purchase coins at the site in packages that range from $10 for 25 coins to $100 for 1,000 coins.

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Jacquie Lawson

Jacquie Lawson website with images of e-cards for Chinese New Year


Jacquie Lawson is a British illustrator in southern England who started creating electronic greetings in 2000. She has built a classy and impressive online collection of animated greeting cards with music.

Among her New Year's offerings are some elegant and unique Lunar New Year e-cards. The site no longer uses Flash in its e-cards, except for a Christmas card called Christmas Cottage, which is the first card Lawson created. The company keeps it in its original form for sentimental reasons.

These e-cards aren't free but are high quality. It may be worth the yearly membership fee to send classy messages to your friends and family throughout the year. A U.S. membership is $20 per year.

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Dgreetings.com

DGreetings Chinese New Year e-cards

Dgreetings.com offers an array of tasteful, traditional, and beautiful Chinese New Year e-cards. These greetings are a perfect way to send loved ones messages of good luck, fortune, and happiness.

Cards from Dgreetings are free to send.

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American Greetings

American Greetings Chinese New Year e-card

American Greetings has a small but lovely selection of digital Chinese New Year e-cards, including some with animation and music.

Downloading these cards requires a one-month ($4.99), one-year ($1.67 per month), or two-year ($1.25 per month) paid membership. American Greetings offers a seven-day free trial to test out the service.

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BlueMountain

BlueMountain Chinese New Year e-card

BlueMountain's cards are artistic and unique, unlike any others on the web. While they don't have a huge selection of Chinese New Year cards, the offerings are lovely and easy to personalize.

BlueMountain offers a free seven-day trial. After that, memberships range from $4.99 per month to two years for $29.99.

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123Greetings

123Greetings Chinese New Year E-Card

123Greetings has a huge variety of free Chinese New Year greetings, ranging from formal to romantic to symbolic. Many include animations, music, unique features, and customizability. There are styles here you won't find anywhere else.

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Hallmark

Hallmark website with Chinese New Year e-cards


Hallmark has only a few Chinese New Year e-cards, but the cards are beautiful and of high quality. With options such as music and customizable animation, these Chinese New Year offerings are quite special.

These cards aren't free. A $5 monthly fee gets you an unlimited-use membership and access to the entire Hallmark e-library.

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E-Cards

E-Cards.com Chinese New Year e-cards

E-Cards offers sweet, simple, and charming Chinese New Year e-cards with animation, music, and more customization options. Some cards are free to send, while others require a Bronze ($12 per year), Silver ($17 per year), or Gold ($20 per year) membership.

The site says money earned from the sale of online greetings and gifts goes to support wildlife and environmental causes.

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TravelChinaGuide

Travel China Guide Chinese New Year E-Cards

TravelChinaGuide is a tour operator that offers an array of free greeting cards on its site. Its Chinese New Year greetings include images of animals and travel, and the site offers interesting facts and information about the Chinese New Year celebration.

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Doozy Cards

Doozy Cards website with Chinese New Year e-cards


Doozy Cards offers fun, cartoonish, and animated e-cards with music and other customization offerings, including personal messages.

The site offers an array of free e-cards. A $24.99 Premier membership gives you access to more cards (there's a free 10-day trial), and a portion of the membership fees goes to a Meals on Wheels program.

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Tias.com

TIAS.com website with Chinese New Year e-cards


Tias.com specializes in virtual vintage free e-cards, with unique and elegant hand-drawn artwork. Its Chinese New Year offerings are classic and simple, keeping with the site's vintage vibe.

Select your artwork and then customize your e-card with a message, text colors, and music. Tias.com is also an online hotspot for antiques and collectibles.

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Greetings Island

Greetings Island Chinese New Year E-Cards

Greetings Island has several lovely free Chinese New Year e-cards, including some that are customizable with personal messages, stickers, and your preferred layout. After you customize your card, send the e-card directly from Greetings Island. Alternatively, email it, print it, share on social media, or download it as a PDF.

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Kisseo

Kisseo Chinese New Year E-Cards

Kisseo doesn't have a ton of Chinese New Year e-cards, but its offerings are free and full of vibrant colors. Kisseo's cards are mobile-friendly and allow you to schedule delivery ahead of time. Send your free e-card by email or share it on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, and more.

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