6 Best Electronic Christmas Cards Sites

Make Holiday Greetings Quick & Easy with These eCard Sites!

Merry Mistletoad card. ©American Greetings

Electronic Christmas cards are a convenient way to send holiday greetings to your friends and loved ones, but finding the best sites online can be challenging.

There are a ton of digital Christmas card websites, including many free and many paid card-sending services.

We've collected a list of six top-quality electronic Christmas card services that represent a mix of free and premium, animated and static, interactive and traditional digital greetings.

All allow you to send cards electronically to your friends via a link that is sent by email.

Electronic Christmas Cards

  1. American Greetings: American Greetings has a huge selection of egreeting cards, including many with animation and customization options including the ability to upload your own photos and put yourself into the scenery. They mostly require paid membership, though. You can buy a membership in American Greetings online greeting service for one month, one year or two years.

    American Greetings has some fun talking Christmas cards like the Merry Mistletoad talking card, which allows you to record a greeting in your own voice and have it play while a ridiculous looking animated toad in a Santa hat appears to be reading your greeting in your voice.

  2. JibJabJibJab offers one of the Web's best collections of animated video greetings with music and elaborate personalization options. "Music videos starring you" is how some of the cards are described. JibJab specializes in humor, and many of their cards tell elaborate stories. Annual membership is cheap for unlimited card sending.
  1. 123Greetings123Greetings has a wide variety of free egreetings, including some nice YouTube video messages, including Elvis singing over vintage Christmas scenery. With 123Greetings, it's easy to connect to Facebook and send a free card to all your Facebook pals. 123Greetings is a large site, with thousands of different cards, including many for Christmas greetings.
  1. Jacquie LawsonJacquie Lawson is a British illustrator in southern England who started creating electronic greetings in 2000 and has since built an impressive collection of animated Flash greeting cards with music online. They aren't free but they are very high quality and it may be worth the yearly membership fee if you want to send a truly classy message to your friends.
  2. HallmarkHallmark has some classy ecards online, but they cost money. For an annual cost, Hallmark gives you a lot of customization options, including the ability to send cards featuring various cartoon characters, popular music and TV shows. The Christmas section is nicely categorized, allowing you to sort by character names, tone (funny? heartfelt? religious?) and options such as music and customizable animation. Hallmark also has user reviews of its cards, a nice touch.
  3. SomeEcardsThis site offers a ton of fun greetings written by its users, so there is more variety here than at most electronic greeting sites. The site has an old soul with a modern, hip, Internet sensibility.