The 11 Best Sites for Free Ecards

Free digital cards for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and more

Sending free ecards is a great way to let friends and family know you're thinking about them, whether they live next door or across the country. They're also a quick, thoughtful, and environmentally conscious way to send birthday or holiday greetings. 

Unfortunately, many popular free ecard websites are difficult to navigate, overrun with advertisements, and offer poor-quality ecards. Some sites will claim to have free ecards, but then try to charge a membership fee.

Illustration of a person opening a laptop to a Happy Birthday message, depicting free eCards
 Lifewire / Evan Polenghi

Here are some excellent websites with good selections of high-quality, completely free ecards. Find Christmas ecardsbirthday ecards, Thanksgiving ecards, and much more.

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Punchbowl

Baa-lated Birthday ecard from free ecard site Punchbowl
What We Like
  • Lots of categories of ecards.

  • Include a gift card.

  • Fun animations when opening.

What We Don't Like
  • Displays advertisements around the card.

  • Limited editing area.

  • Scheduled deliveries aren't free.

Punchbowl is an awesome free ecard website with beautiful free ecards and an easy-to-navigate interface.

There are free ecards for birthdays and holidays, as well as cards that say thank you, good luck, I'm sorry, and just about any other reason you'd want to send a card.

Customize the inside text, envelope liner, postage stamp design, and rubber stamp greeting before sending off your free ecard at Punchbowl. Include a gift card along with your ecard, if you like.

When you're ready to send off the ecard, address it to just one person or include multiple recipients. Import your address book to make sending even easier.

Punchbowl's free ecards are the ones with the blue circle that says "Free" at the top. All other ecards are available only to paying members.

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Pingg

Bridal shower ecard from free ecard site Pingg
What We Like
  • Filter by free designs only.

  • Find ecards by color and/or style.

  • Recipient can reply directly from the card.

What We Don't Like
  • Premium designs are mixed in with the free ones.

  • Requires a user account to send cards.

  • Ads are displayed.

Pingg uses professional designers, including Martha Stewart, to create lovely cards for just about any occasion, making this site a must-see free ecard destination. 

Besides free ecards, Pingg also has free online invitations for any event. Personalize invitations with the event name, time, location, address, and a message to recipients. Pingg even collects RSVPs and sends them to your email.

While most of the ecards are free at Pingg, cards categorized as Premium require a paid membership. Filter card-search results by Special Features and choose Free Designs to see only free ecards.

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Ojolie

Video ecard from Ojolie free ecard site
What We Like
  • High-quality, clean ecards.

  • Deliver at a later date or immediately.

  • Send to multiple people at once.

What We Don't Like
  • You need a user account.

  • Might take a while to arrive.

  • Limited cards available.

Ojolie's free ecard offerings include video ecards you won't find anywhere else. However, while they are unique, there isn't a huge selection.

Select a video ecard to get a full-screen view of the card and play the animation, and then select Send This Card to customize the greeting voice and message.​

Send Ojolie's free animated ecards to one person or a group of people at once or schedule a future delivery date. Track the ecard to see when each recipient receives it.

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Open Me

Gil The Cat ecard from free ecard site Open Me
What We Like
  • Several categories of free ecards.

  • Edit all areas of the inside.

  • Add photos.

What We Don't Like
  • Can't send ecards without first making a user account.

  • There's only one place for text (while there are two for photos).

Open Me has some great-looking free ecards with adorable illustrations and bright colors. Browse the ecards by occasion, holiday, or categories, such as Animals, Food, Funny Nature, and Photo Cards.

These free ecards are deliverable via Facebook or email. Schedule the ecard to be sent at a later date if you don't want it to arrive at once. Open Me supports long-term scheduling, even years in advance.

Open Me also has free group ecards that allow you to pass around a card virtually with family, friends, or coworkers so everyone can add a message before it goes to the recipient.

You'll get an email when your ecard has been delivered and when the recipient opens it.

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justWink

Mother's Day ecard from free ecard site justWink
What We Like
  • Supports custom photos.

  • Lets you sign your name manually.

  • Send up to a year in advance.

  • Alerts when your cards are opened.

What We Don't Like
  • Many ecards aren't free.

  • Your signature has to be handwritten.

  • Recipients can't reply to your card.

justWink has a great selection of quality ecards for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and new babies, as well as cards to say thank you and congratulations. justWink also includes niche categories such as Random Notes, Life, etc., and LGBTQ.

All the ecards here are free and can be sent to an email address or Facebook account of your choice. They can be customized with photos, messages, and signatures.

Unlike many of the other ecard websites, choose to send any of these cards by snail mail for a fee of around $4 each. Physical cards include postage and are sent directly from justWink.

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someecards

workplace meme ecard from free ecard site someecards
What We Like
  • Entertaining messages.

  • Tons of free ecard categories.

  • Share manually via the link or over social media/email.

  • Easily find random cards.

What We Don't Like
  • Zero editing options.

  • No built-in sending functionality (e.g., must use your own email client).

Someecards offers a unique selection of free ecards that feature sassy, meme-style pencil-drawn characters who seem bent on sharing exactly what's on their minds.

There's a huge group of premade ecards to browse by popularity and other filters, and there's even a Random Card button below each ecard that brings up a, well, random card.

Unfortunately, you can't edit any of the ecards or make your own.

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Greetings Island

Greetings Island Feel Better Friend ecard
What We Like
  • Edit the inside and the back.

  • Freely move images around.

  • Recipients can easily send a thank you card back.

  • No user account required.

What We Don't Like
  • Must send the card immediately (no scheduling options).

  • There are ads on the ecard delivery page.

Greetings Island has a great collection of ecards in just about every category imaginable, ranging from holidays and occasions to everyday messages. 

Many of the free ecards here can become photo cards and all can be customized with personal messages, stickers, and the layout of your choice. Start your ecard from scratch by uploading your own design.

When you're finished designing your custom ecard, print it, send it over email, share it on Facebook or WhatsApp, or download the ecard as a PDF.

If you send the card online, you'll also get a custom URL to share anywhere, or fill out the email form to send the ecard directly from Greetings Island.

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Wrongcards

I miss you ecard from free ecard site Wrongcards
What We Like
  • Add your own message.

  • Know when recipient opens the card.

  • Schedule the ecard delivery.

  • No login required.

What We Don't Like
  • Can't send to more than one recipient at a time.

  • Unable to edit the preexisting text.

  • Recipient can't respond to your ecard.

Wrongcards has a great collection of free ecards with messages full of wit and sarcasm to send to friends to help them celebrate or just to let them know you're thinking about them.

With categories such as Thank God It's Friday and Zombies, these free ecards are so wrong they may be just right. Other categories include Romance, Celebration, Holiday, Topical, and Concern. 

Send an ecard to only one email address at a time either right away or at a later day. Include a message with the ecard; you'll be notified when the recipient opens it.

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WWF

like you a ton ecard from free ecard site WWF
What We Like
  • Unique photos.

  • Include multiple recipients at once.

  • Send now or later.

What We Don't Like
  • Might not arrive immediately.

  • Can't edit text that might already be on the picture.

WWF (World Wildlife Fund) has some adorable free ecards that feature animals in their natural habitats.

You'll find free birthday, friendship, love, thank you, invitation/announcement, and occasion ecards here. These are really unique ecards that both adults and kids will love.

The free ecards at WWF can be sent whenever you want. Send to multiple recipients simultaneously.

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123 Greetings

Happy anniversary ecard from free ecard site 123 Greetings
What We Like
  • Huge collection of ecards.

  • Simple editor is easy to use.

  • Send now or schedule for later.

  • Import your email contacts.

What We Don't Like
  • Limited customizations.

  • Lots of excess information in the recipient's email.

  • Must watch an ad before viewing the ecard.

123 Greetings is a great site for free ecards if you're looking for a very specific card that a smaller website doesn't have. While there's a huge selection here, you'll have to sift through some poorly designed ecards to find the gems.

Among traditional categories such as Congrats, Family, Wedding, and Flowers, you'll find interesting ones such as At Work, Keep in Touch, and World Languages. If you're not sure where to start, check out the site's most popular ecards.

Each category has subcategories, allowing users to browse the most popular ecards in each section as well as new designs, animated ecards, video ecards, and postcards.

The only customization you can make to these free ecards is changing the music and adding additional text that will show up below the card when the recipient opens it.

Send these ecards right away or up to two months in advance; they can be delivered to multiple recipients at once. There's also an option to generate ecard PDFs.

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CrossCards

You Are a Blessing ecard from free ecard site CrossCards
What We Like
  • Clean messages only.

  • No user account required.

  • Schedule ecards to be sent later.

What We Don't Like
  • Several ads on the ecard landing page.

  • Limited customizations.

  • You don't know if recipient opened the ecard.

This free ecard site offers faith-based messages perfect for Christian holidays, as well as ecards for encouragement and occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries.

Add your name and email and the information for one or more recipients, and then include a message that will appear below the ecard when it's opened. Adjust the email's subject text, as well.

These free ecards from CrossCards can be sent at once or sometime in the future; just pick the day it should arrive and forget about it. You'll get an email when the site sends the ecard.

You'll automatically be added to an email list from CrossCards unless you uncheck that option before every ecard sent.