How to Send Birthday Cards on Facebook

Celebrate friends with fun, colorful cards for every occasion

What to Know

  • Go to your friend's Facebook profile. Enter a message in the Write something to [name] field and select the GIF icon.
  • Type birthday in the search field at the top of the Choose a GIF screen.
  • Select a birthday GIF from the results. Add any additional comments and choose Post.

This article explains how to send a birthday card on the Facebook platform. You can send a birthday card visible only to the recipient or one that others can see and comment on. It also includes information on how to locate card vendors through their Facebook pages.

How to Send Private Birthday Cards on Facebook

Sending greeting cards to your friends right from Facebook is fun. Facebook has built-in animated cards for all occasions, including birthdays, holidays, parties, relationships, celebrations, and friendships. You'll find cards that are humorous, loving, sexy, funny, and edgy.

Here's how to send a birthday card that only your friend can view. (It's also possible to send a card that others can see and respond to.)

  1. Go to your friend's Facebook profile to post a message only to that friend.

  2. Click in the Write something to [name] field to open a Create Post screen.

    The Facebook Write something to field
  3. Type a message and select GIF at the bottom of the screen.

    The Create Post window in Facebook
  4. Type birthday in the search field at the top of the Choose a GIF screen.

    Choose a GIF screen in Facebook
  5. Scroll through the search results and select a birthday GIF.

    Happy Birthday GIF on Facebook
  6. Add any additional comments you want to make and then choose Post.

    Create Post screen on Facebook With Birthday GIF

How to Send Birthday Cards Viewable by Others on Facebook

If you prefer that additional people see the birthday message, start at your profile page instead of your friend's profile.

  1. Click the What's on your mind field to open the Create Post screen.

    Facebook profile screen with What's on your mind? highlighted
  2. Type an ampersand (@) and enter your recipient's name. Select the recipient from the list that opens.

  3. Select the audience selector under your name to open the Select Audience window.

    Audience selector in the Create Post window of Facebook
  4. Choose the audience you want to see the birthday card.

    Select Audience screen in Facebook
  5. As you do with a single recipient, select the GIF icon and add a birthday image. Tap Post to send the message to your recipient and others in the audience you selected.

Facebook Greeting Card Pages

You can also find Facebook Pages that can lead you to card-sharing websites that offer an assortment of cards for all occasions. To access these sites:

  1. Go to your Facebook profile page.

  2. Select the magnifying glass at the top of the screen and type birthday cards for Facebook in the search field.

    Facebook profile page with search icon highlighted
  3. In the search results sidebar, select Pages.

    Search results for Pages in Facebook
  4. Scroll through the list of Pages and select one to go to its Facebook Page.

  5. The Facebook Page showcases some of the card designs, and you are directed to a website or an app. Look for one that specifically mentions "Facebook" or "Share" for the most seamless approach. Many of the websites and apps have a Facebook button to link back to your friends' profiles. Follow the directions for the site or app.

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

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