The 8 Best Sites for Free E-cards

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

Sending free e-cards is a great way to let friends and family know you're thinking about them, whether they live next door or across the country.

Below are some excellent websites with good selections of high-quality, completely free e-cards for birthdays and lots of other occasions.

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Greetings Island

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

  • Recipients can easily send a thank you card back.

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

  • User account required to send.

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

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

When you're finished designing your custom e-card, print it, send it over email or via its link, or download it as a PDF.

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Open Me

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

  • Edit all areas of the inside.

  • Add photos.

What We Don't Like
  • Can't send e-cards without first making an account.

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

  • Only automated 'thank you' method is to post a reply on Facebook.

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

These free e-cards are deliverable via Facebook or email. Schedule the e-card to be sent at a later date if you don't want it to arrive immediately. Long-term scheduling is supported, even years in advance.

Open Me also has free group e-cards 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 card has been delivered and when the recipient opens it.

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

  • Deliver at a later date or immediately.

  • Send to multiple people at once.

  • No ads on delivery page.

What We Don't Like
  • Requires a user account.

  • Might take a while to arrive.

  • Limited cards available.

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

Select a video e-card to get a full-screen view of the card and play the animation, and then select SEND THIS CARD to customize the greeting and message.​

You can send these animated e-cards to one person or a group of people at once, or schedule a future delivery date (even a few years in the future!). Track the e-card to see when each recipient receives it.

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

  • Tons of free e-card 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 send functionality (i.e., must use your own email client).

  • Most are adult-themed.

  • Small images.

Someecards offers a unique selection of free e-cards 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 e-cards to browse. Unfortunately, you can't edit any of them or make your own.

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What We Like
  • Include your own message.

  • Know when the recipient opens the card.

  • Schedule for later.

  • No login required.

What We Don't Like
  • Unable to edit the preexisting text.

  • Recipient can't respond to your e-card.

Wrongcards has a great collection of free e-cards 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 Just Because and Topical, you're sure to find some unique cards to send here. Other categories include Romance, Celebration, Holiday, and Concern. There are also lots of subcategories to further find the right card.

Send an e-card to one or more people at a time, either right away or at a later day. To share with a group, there are social media buttons you can use. Include a message if you want. You can be notified when the recipient opens it.

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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 e-cards that feature animals in their natural habitats.

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

Send them whenever you want, up to 10 years in the future, and to multiple recipients simultaneously.

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123 Greetings

Easter ecard from free ecard site 123 Greetings
What We Like
  • Huge collection.

  • Simple editor is easy to use.

  • Send now or schedule for later.

  • Import email contacts.

  • Know when they view it.

What We Don't Like
  • Limited customizations.

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

  • Recipients must watch an ad before viewing the e-card.

  • Cluttered website.

123 Greetings is a great site for free e-cards 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 e-cards to find the gems.

Among other categories are traditional ones like Congrats, Family, Wedding, and Flowers. If you're not sure where to start, check out the site's most popular e-cards.

Each category has subcategories that let you browse the most popular items in each section as well as new designs, animated e-cards, video e-cards, and postcards. For example, within Family are cards for loved ones, your mom, your sister, etc.

You can add additional text that will show up below the card when the recipient opens it. The text editor includes options to change the font type, size, color, and more.

Send right away or up to two months in advance; they can be delivered to multiple recipients at once.

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

  • No user account required.

  • Schedule e-cards to be sent later.

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

  • Limited customizations.

  • Auto-enrolls you into their email list before sending every card (you can opt out).

This free e-card site offers faith-based messages perfect for Christian holidays, as well as e-cards 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 e-card when it's opened. Adjust the email's subject text, as well.

These free e-cards 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 card, and another when it's opened.

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