The 8 Best Digital Christmas Card Sites of 2021

Find silly, elegant, sweet, and beautiful cards

Electronic Christmas cards, also known as e-Christmas cards or digital Christmas cards, allow you to send holiday greetings without the hassle and expense of envelopes and stamps. Here's our list of the best Christmas e-card providers for 2021, organized by category.

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Largest Collection: American Greetings

American Greetings Electronic Christmas Cards

American Greetings has a huge selection of digital Christmas cards, including many with animation and customization options. Upload your photos and put yourself in the scenery, or add a personal message with the Merry Chrismoose talking card.

Downloading these cards requires a one-month ($4.99), one-year ($19.99), or two-year ($29.99) paid membership. American Greetings offers a seven-day free trial to test the service.

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Silliest Animated Christmas Cards: JibJab

JibJab animated electronics Christmas Card

JibJab offers one of the web's best collections of animated video greetings with music and elaborate personalization options. Many are humorous or tell elaborate stories. Still, others are billed as "Music videos starring you!" For example, you can upload pictures of your family to see them dancing and singing in various holiday scenarios.

JibJab offers a free account with limited options and a paid membership ($24 per year) with unlimited options and access to JibJab apps.

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Easiest to Send for Free: 123Greetings

123 Greetings free Electronic Christmas Cards

123 Greetings is a large site, with thousands of cards and advanced search functionality to find just the right card for any occasion. For Christmas, you'll find a variety of free e-greetings. These include many that you can personalize, along with some nice YouTube video messages, such as Elvis singing over vintage Christmas scenery.

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Most Elegant Christmas Cards: Jacquie Lawson

Jacquie Lawson electronic Christmas card

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

These e-cards aren't free, but they are of high quality. Membership ($20 for one year, $30 for two) allows members to send classy messages to friends and family throughout the year.

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Easiest Site to Customize: Hallmark

Hallmark electronic Christmas card options

Hallmark has some high-quality, user-reviewed e-cards, but they aren't free. A $5 monthly fee gets you an unlimited-use membership and access to the entire Hallmark e-library.

Hallmark has many customization options, including various cartoon characters, popular music, and TV shows. The Christmas section is nicely categorized by character name, tone (such as funny, heartfelt, ot religious), music, customizable animation, and more.

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Best Vintage Christmas Cards: Victorian Trading Company

Vintage Christmas card showing two boys carrying a wreath on a stick, a dog running along side them

Victorian Trading Company adds a dose of sly humor to its lovely vintage-style free Christmas e-cards. The images used in these e-cards are more than 100 years old. If you've had enough of talking Christmas cards and crazy, jumping graphics, this might be the site for you.

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Most Eco-Friendly Christmas Card Site: E-Cards

E-Cards electronic Christmas Cards

E-Cards.com offers sweet, simple Christmas cards with a twist: support of wildlife and the environment. Send cards for free, or pay for a membership with added benefits.

The company donates a portion of its revenues to non-profit organizations dedicated to preserving our planet. The lack of glitz and glamour in these cards makes them unique. Build an address book with reminders, and add your photos to the cards.

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Funniest Christmas E-Cards: Sloppy Kiss Cards

Screenshot of Sloppy Kisses dog-themed electronic Christmas cards

Looking for canine-inspired cards? The dogs 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 beloved furbaby, or add your photos to the current card selections.

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

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