The Top 7 Sites for Free eCards

Send someone a free ecard online and make their day.

Looking for a free card you can send to friends and family online? You have a lot of services to choose from, and below are seven of the best. All offer free, personalized greetings with high-quality graphics that you can send to friends and family via email for any occasion — birthdays, holidays, special occasions, or just a good thought.

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Someecards

For an irreverent, hilarious greeting, someecards is your very best bet. These are bluntly hilarious cards, many of which are cued in to the current cultural zeitgeist. Here, you'll find a card for any occasion, and you can share it easily on social media sites. A huge variety of merchandise is available through the Someecards Amazon store, while the site's SomeWine store sells wine with equally funny labels.

What We Like

  • Laugh-out-loud humor ranging from cute to off-color
  • Timely offerings touching on popular topics
  • Interesting, often very funny articles in addition to cards
  • Apps available for phones in iTunes and Google Play
  • No pop-up ads

What We Don't Like

  • Can be inappropriate for some people
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Pingg

pingg

Pingg offers cards for birthdays, holidays, and more for just about any occasion. The site focuses heavily on invitations, with lots of follow-up functionality: You can track responses and attendance, get reminders to send thank-you notes, and connect with vendors in planning your event.

What We Like

  • Features cards by an independent design community
  • Allows you to create cards featuring your own photos and designs
  • Can add registries for events to which people contribute (potlucks, showers, etc.)

What We Don't Like

  • Online ticketing services not free
  • Ads on event pages
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Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain has been around for a long time, and they have beautifully designed ecards for any occasion. This site offers a free no-obligation trial, and then you can choose to continue membership for a low monthly fee if you decide that's the way you'd like to go. If you find yourself sending quite a few ecards and you're looking for a site that delivers high-quality artwork and messaging, this might be a good choice for you. As of 2018, a one-month membership costs $4.99; a one-year membership, $19.99; and a two-year membership, $29.99.

What We Like

  • Wide variety of printable cards, too
  • Long-term membership option offering 75 percent savings over monthly subscription

What We Don't Like

  • Automatic charges when trial ends
  • Necessity to download/enable Flash (disabled by default in Safari)
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JibJab

JibJab

You might be familiar with the crazy personalized video greetings that JibJab offers. You can send these as free ecards, post them on social media, or simply download them to keep for your own use. A premium membership ($24/year) is available for access to the full range of offerings, which currently number more than 1,200.

What We Like

  • Free membership with limited use of personalized videos and ecards
  • Very funny, sharp humor
  • High-quality video

What We Don't Like

  • Incompatibility with some ad blockers (must be disabled for cards to load)
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Punchbowl

Punchbowl

Punchbowl offers a gorgeous array of free ecards that look like traditional paper cards, right down to the matching digital envelope. stickers, and postage. The Platinum membership ($6.99/month) removes advertising; the Premium membership ($4.99/month) offers more features than the Plus membership ($1.99/month), which gives access to exclusive designs and the ability to add photos to cards.

What We Like

  • Hundreds of designs available
  • Customization with special stamps, stickers, and postage

What We Don't Like

  • Ads at all membership levels except Platinum
  • Difficulty to cancel membership
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123Greetings

123greetings

123Greetings, a longtime competitor in this arena, offers a huge variety of free ecards for a wide variety of occasions. You'll find animation and images in just about any category, from Fruits and Vegetables to Ancient Cities to Famous Quotes.

Most of the cards on the site are free. Paid membership gives you access to fun tools and services, such as a reminder service, contacts list, and calendar.

What We Like

  • Huge variety of categories such as Announcements, Anytime, Birthdays, Celebrations, Holiday, Love, Seasons, and Wishes/Thoughts
  • Clear pricing (most cards free)
  • Cards for fun, esoteric holidays such as National Egg Day and Golf Lovers' Day

What We Don't Like

  • Special offers sent to email addresses entered into the system 
  • Cluttered, busy interface
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Care2Cards

Care2Cards

When you send a free ecard at Care2, you also generate a donation to charity. Care2 has a whopping 25,000 free-ecard inventory from which to choose for any occasion and holiday. In addition, Care2 frequently features specific artists. It's part of a larger network of sites that comprise "more than 45 million like-minded people working towards progress, kindness, and lasting impact."

What We Like

  • Easy way to discover art and graphics by individuals in the field
  • Emphasis on the greater good

What We Don't Like

  • Necessity to download/enable Flash (disabled by default in Safari)