How to Send Greeting Cards on Facebook

Celebrate friends with fun, colorful cards for every occasion

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Sending greeting cards to your friends right from your Facebook profile is fun. Greeting card apps and Pages offer cards for all occasions, including birthdays, holidays, parties, relationships, celebrations, and friendships. You'll find cards that are humorous, loving, sexy, funny, and edgy.

The professionally designed cards are colorful, so they're bound to make an impression on your Facebook friends; you just add a personal message. With some of the cards, you can add audio and music for a little extra personality.

It takes just seconds to open a greeting card app or Page, pick a card, add your message, and send it on its way.

Sending a Greeting Card Using the Birthday & Greeting Cards App

Birthday & Greeting Cards is just one of the apps available for sending greeting cards on Facebook.

  1. Go to your Facebook profile page.

    Facebook profile page
  2. Type birthday & greeting cards in the search field at the top of the screen. 

    Facebook with search function displayed
  3. In the search results screen, select Apps.

    Facebook search results page
  4. On the Apps page, next to Birthday & Greeting Cards, select Use Now.

    Facebook with Apps page displayed
  5. If prompted, review privacy information and agree to allow Facebook to access your profile.

    You may refuse to share your friend list and email address.

    Scroll through the page or use the dropdown menu to choose a card design.

    Facebook Birthday & Greeting Cards app
  6. When you find a card you like, select Send this Card. If this is your first time sending a card, you may be asked to sign up or log in.

  7. The next page provides instructions for how to send the card. When you're ready, select Understand. Let's share.

    Facebook Birthday & Greeting Cards app
  8. In the Share on Facebook dialog box, select the dropdown menu at the top and choose Share on a Friend's Timeline. In the Friend field, type your friend's name. Under your name, type a message to your friend. Select Post to Facebook.

    Facebook Birthday & Greeting Cards app
  9. A confirmation message appears. After you send the card, your recipient sees the greeting card on their timeline.

    Facebook Birthday & Greeting Cards app

Facebook Greeting Card Pages

You can also find Facebook Pages that will lead you to card sharing sites. Like the Birthday & Greeting Cards app, they offer an assortment of cards for all occasions. To access them, follow steps 1 and 2 above.

You can use alternative terms in the search bar, such as free greeting cards.

In step 3, instead of selecting Apps, select Pages. Choose one that looks appealing, and follow the instructions from there.

The process of sending a card from a Facebook Page follows the same general steps as listed above. Once at the company's website, you preview cards, select recipients, and choose the wording for your card. The sites have a Facebook button to link back to your friends' profiles.