The Best Christmas E-Card Web Sites of 2020

Send joy and cheer digitally this year

Festive Christmas e-cards are the perfect way to send holiday greetings in a fun, unique, and environmentally friendly way. Choose meaningful, funny, or interactive messages to share with friends and family. Here's a list of some of the best e-card web sites to help you celebrate the season:

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Screenshot of Ojolie Christmas E-Cards site

Ojolie was founded in 2005 by Frederikke Tu, a Danish
artist, animator, and designer. Her watercolor paintings and illustrations are used to create whimsical stories. Personalize these lovely Christmas e-cards with your own sentiments.

A free account with Ojolie allows unlimited sending of all free cards. A one-year membership ($12) or two-year membership ($18) opens access to all the cards on the site for unlimited sending. Send cards via email from the site or send to Facebook.

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Paperless Post

Screenshot of Paperless Post Christmas e-card site

Paperless Post is known for its massive selection of e-cards, and its Christmas e-cards are elegant and classy. Select a Paperless Post design or customize your design using your own artwork or photo. Invitations and flyers are available, as well, along with printed versions of many of the products.

While Paperless Post has many free cards and invitations, it uses "coins" as its currency for premium designs. Coins are sold in packages on the site and can also be earned when you sign up for an account and download the Paperless Post app.

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Screenshot of Punchbowl Christmas e-card site

Punchbowl bills itself as the "gold standard" in online invitations but also has a huge selection of digital greeting cards. Browse Punchbowl's free Christmas e-cards by photo design or religious design, or view them all.

These cards resemble traditional paper greetings, allowing you to customize postage and rubber stamping style, envelope lining, typography, and more.

While many cards are free, exclusive designs require a membership. Memberships range from $1.99 to $3.99 per month and include additional perks, options, designs, and features.

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Jacquie Lawson

Screenshot of a Jacquie Lawson Christmas e-card

Jacquie Lawson's quaint, nostalgic holiday e-cards have been celebrating the season since 2001. Personalize and send a beautiful, ethereal, or humorous Christmas e-card with accompanying music right from the site.

To send a Jacquie Lawson e-card, you need a Windows computer running at least Windows 7 or Mac running Mac OS X v10.9 or later, as well as the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome. These cards are also supported on Android tablets and phones.

Sending cards with Jacquie Lawson requires a one-year or two-year membership fee of $20 or $30, respectively.

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American Greetings

Screenshot of American Greetings Christmas e-cards

From funny online Christmas cards to sentimental and sweet, American Greetings offers something for everyone with its animated digital holiday offerings. Send a digital gift card from a participating retailer along with your e-card for a complete holiday experience. American Greetings has printable Christmas cards as well.

American Greetings offers a free seven-day trial, after which you'll need a monthly ($4.99), one-year ($1.67 per month), or two-year ($1.25 per month) membership.

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Screenshot of JibJab Christmas e-cards

Add some fun to your holiday message by inserting yourself and your family into JibJab's hilarious music-and-dancing scenes. From Twinkle All the Way to Holiday Disco, you're sure to find something that suits your personality.

Enjoy a limited collection of e-cards with a JibJab free membership. (Find them by searching "Free" on the site.) A JibJab premium membership is $24 per year ($2 per month) and allows access to all JibJab offerings on the site or via JibJab iOS and Android apps.

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Screenshot of BeingSo Christmas e-cards

Christmas e-cards created at BeingSo are lively and animated, playing seamlessly on any computer, smartphone, or tablet. These e-cards play in real-time and are fully customizable with your own videos and photos.

Send free "One-Click" cards via email, text, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Facebook, or create a free account for access to all BeingSo's animated e-cards.

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CardCow Vintage Postcards

Screenshot of CardCow Christmas e-cards site

CardCow is primarily an online dealer of vintage postcards that retail for about $10-$20 each. However, some of these cards have scans available for purchase at a "nominal" price; contact the site and they will get back to you on the exact price.

These cards are so unique and special that it's worth it to peruse the gallery and see if any card you love has a downloadable scan available to send as an e-card.

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Hallmark Greeting Cards

Screenshot of Hallmark Cards e-card site

From religious and heartfelt to funny and silly, Hallmark has an online greeting for anyone who wants to send holiday cheer digitally. The selection here is huge and includes animated and musical offerings to personalize your holiday greetings.

Hallmark requires a $5-per-month subscription, which includes sending unlimited e-cards.

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Screenshot of Kisseo Christmas e-cards

Kisseo's sweet and whimsical collection of animated musical Christmas e-cards spans a wide variety of styles, from religious and meaningful to cute and funny.

Kisseo's cards are free to send via email or through Facebook, What'sApp, and Twitter. Create a free account to store addresses and keep track of the cards you send. The site also offers paid greeting cards that are printed and mailed to your recipient.

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Screenshot of MyFunCards Christmas e-card

The offerings from the aptly named MyFunCards are bright, cheerful, and fun. The site promises free holiday eCards for every occasion, holiday, and event on the calendar throughout the year. Its Christmas offerings include personalized e-cards as well as talking e-cards where you can add your own voice message.

No account is required to send e-cards with MyFunCards.

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Screenshot of Birthday Alarm Christmas e-card

Despite being called BirthdayAlarm, the site offers a slew of Christmas e-cards to personalize with photos and messages. Video cards are also available.

Most e-cards are free to send, although premium cards require a paid membership. Create a free account to get free reminders of friends' and family members' birthdays.

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Victorian Trading Co.

Screenshot of Victorian Trading Company Christmas e-Card

Among its many Victorian-era items for sale, this site also offers free holiday e-cards with a quaint vintage vibe. Some of these images are more than 100 years old and feature sly humor as well as beautiful scenes.

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Blue Mountain

Screenshot of Blue Mountain Christmas e-card

Blue Mountain has an amazing collection of animated and interactive Christmas e-cards, including talking cards that add a new twist to personalized greetings.

Blue Mountain offers a seven-day free trial, after which unlimited-use memberships range from $4.99 per month to $29.99 for two years.

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ATM Greetings

Screenshot of ATM Greetings Christmas e-card

Whimsy and simplicity grace the free Christmas e-cards offered by ATM Greetings. Send cards with religious and heartfelt messages, or have fun with cheerful and joyful cards. A Christmas Thank You selection is a great way to share your appreciation for the people in your life.

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1001 Postcards

Screenshot of 1001 Postcards Christmas e-card site

1001 Postcards offers up a slew of postcard-style digital greetings that are completely free and require no account or membership. Christmas e-cards range from fun and silly to holy and meaningful while serving up animation and caroling.

Postcards can be downloaded and used as Christmas wallpaper, as well.

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Screenshot of E-Cards Christmas e-card

E-cards offers sweet, simple, and charming Christmas e-cards with animation and music. Free cards are available, but many more options exist for Bronze ($12 per year), Silver ($17 per year), and Gold ($20 per year) account holders.

The site says online greetings and gifts go to support wildlife and environmental causes.

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Screenshot of Christmas e-card

Deliver classic seasonal greetings with animation and music from Regards com. Personalize your message or invite coworkers or friends to send a group message.

The holiday cards at are free to send via the site. Aside from Christmas, there is an impressive array of holidays to choose from.

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Screenshot of Christmas e-cards specializes in virtual vintage free Christmas e-cards, with unique and elegant hand-drawn artwork.

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

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Screenshot of CowrieCards Christmas e-card

CowrieCards offers a small but lovely collection of e-cards featuring African American wit and wisdom, with both illustrated cards and photographs. Search for the right card or create your own. Cards range from modern photographs to hand-drawn pictures. 

A CowrieCards membership is free for unlimited use of e-cards and e-invitations. Single and boxed sets of printed greeting cards are for sale.

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Sloppy Kiss Cards

Screenshot of Sloppy Kiss Christmas e-card

Looking for dog-themed cards? The pups of Sloppy Kiss Cards shop for presents, decorate the tree, and travel the world in delightful Christmas e-cards. Create personalized cards with photos of your own beloved fur-baby or add your photos to the current card selections.

Sloppy Kiss Cards offers a 30-day free trial; a yearly membership is $13.95.