Send Greeting Cards on Facebook

Send birthday cards from your profile using Facebook apps and Pages

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Who doesn't like to receive a birthday card? Sending greeting cards to your friends right from your Facebook profile using Facebook greeting card applications and Pages is fun. The greeting card apps and Pages offer cards of all types and for all occasions, including cards for birthdays, holidays, parties, relationships, celebrations, and friendships. You'll find cards that are humorous, loving, sexy, and funny, along with some that have edgy content.

The professionally designed cards are colorful, so they are 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 to add a little extra personality. There are even sound effects listed on some apps and Pages that you can use to get a reaction from your cards.

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

Sending a Greeting Card on Facebook Using an App

To send a birthday card or a card for any other occasion to a Facebook friend using the Birthday & Greeting Cards app, which is one of the popular greeting card apps on the social network, do the following:

  1. Go to your Facebook profile page in your favorite web browser.

  2. Type Birthday & Greeting Cards in the Facebook search field at the top of the screen. 

  3. Select Birthday Greeting Cards from the drop-down menu that appears.  

  4. In the Apps section of the page that opens, click Use Now next to the Birthday & Greeting Cards app to open a screen to preview the app. There may be more than one app listed, but most of them work the same way.

  5. Review the privacy screen that pops up. It tells you what information the greeting company will receive from Facebook if you use the app. You must allow access to your public Facebook profile, but you can refuse to share your friends list and email address if you choose to do so. Click Use Now.

  6. Scroll through the selections and select a card from the thumbnails onscreen by clicking Send this Card. If this is your first time sending a card, you may be asked to sign up or log in.

  7. Select a recipient or recipients from your Facebook friends list.

  8. Enter a personal message in the field provided.

  9. Click to preview the card.

  10. Click the Send via Facebook button to send the card to the recipients.

After you send the card, your recipients will see the greeting card on their Facebook timelines.

Other Greeting Card Facebook Apps and Pages

The Birthday & Greeting Cards app is just one of the Facebook greeting card apps. There are others that offer just as large an assortment of greeting cards for all occasions. The names of these other apps appear in the Apps section of a Facebook Search, just like the Birthday & Greeting Cards app did. To look at the cards available using other Facebook apps, click on the thumbnails that show in the App section of the search results. You'll be asked to review the privacy screen and have the same privacy options with these apps as well.

You can also create greeting cards at companies that have Facebook Pages. When you perform your search, they are listed in a Pages section, usually beneath the Apps section. If you know the company you want to use, type the page name into the Facebook search field. In the search results, click on the Page thumbnail for that site in the Pages section. Then click the website link on the page or follow any other direction to see the cards at the company's website. The process of sending a card from a Facebook Page follows the same general steps as listed for the apps. 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.

Use the following search terms in the Facebook search field to open a few of the popular greeting card pages:

  • Free Greeting Cards
  • Greeting Cards App-Free
  • 123Greetings eCards
  • Birthday Cards