Free online greeting cards
Picking out beautifully designed Christmas greeting cards is fun. Unless it’s the day before Christmas and you’re scrambling every store looking for a batch of cards, hoping you’d post them on time – then it’s just stressful.
Thankfully, we live in an era where greeting cards are accessible at just one click of a button. Send some ho! ho! ho! this holly jolly season at the comfort of your couch with these customisable e-cards – for free, no less.
1. Open Me – Unlimited free cards with scheduling option
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From Christmas to birthdays and beyond, Open Me offers fully customisable greeting cards for every occasion. Once you register for its free membership, you’ll gain access to thousands of free e-cards.
Choose from existing templates or upload your own photos and let your creativity loose – you can even design and send as many cards as you’d like. When you’re done, send your e-cards to friends and families via email or Facebook. If you’d rather send them out at a later date – or year even – go ahead and hit schedule.
2. Blue Mountain – Free printables with gift card add-ons
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Blue Mountain caters to a crowd who’s into something more interactive than a normal e-card. Looking for a card with a talking moose? Easy. Dreaming of customising the lyrics of a Christmas song on a musical card? Done.
By signing up for a free seven-day trial, you’ll be able to create and send as many funny cards as you’d like. Plus, there’s an option to amp up your greeting card game by adding a gift card from retailers like Sephora and Starbucks to it. The value of the gift card can be anywhere from $10 to $500.
3. Paperless Post – Exclusive branded cards from Anthropologie and Kate Spade
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Paperless Post might not exactly be paperless since it offers both premium e-cards and printables, but we’re not complaining. The company partners up with brands like Kate Spade and Anthropologie to produce some of the most exclusive greeting cards for all occasions, Christmas included.
However, do note that these aren’t free. Kate Spade Christmas cards, for example, start at two “coins” – which is about eight cents. How much it costs in total depends on how many people you’re sending the card to.
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For a completely free experience, try one of their many free e-card templates. Choose a simple but elegant wreath design or spice things up with a family pics collage. The sky’s your limit.
4. Greetings Island – User-friendly platform with thousands of free designs
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Get ready to create Christmas e-cards in minutes with Greetings Island. Known to be straightforward and beginner-friendly, Greetings Island will turn you into a pro at card making.
Simply pick your favourite from its thousands of creative templates, insert a photo and stickers, edit the text, and you’re done. It’s easy as pie.
5. Canva – Templates and mobile app for easy card making
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From designing a social media post to crafting a CV, Canva lets you do literally anything. And with Christmas around the corner, Canva’s here to help you put together those last-minute greeting cards.
You can either upload your own holiday snaps to create an e-card from scratch or explore hundreds of available templates. There’s also a mobile app so you can work on your card anywhere you want. And the best part? It’s all free.
6. Punchbowl – Cards with video message options
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Punchbowl is one of the OG e-card services out there. The company has been standing strong for over three decades, so we know it’s good. It carries some of the biggest and most original selections that are stylish and quirky.
You can browse from a gallery full of funny e-cards, personalise your design, add a self-recorded video message at no extra cost, and it’s ready to go. There’s also an option to customise the e-envelope and stamp for an extra personal touch.
7. World Wildlife Fund Singapore – E-cards that show your appreciation for wildlife
The greeting cards on the World Wildlife Fund Singapore website might be basic as compared to the others on the list, but they’ll let your nature-loving friends and family members know just how much you care about wildlife.
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Out of the four Christmas cards available, we think the Orangutan card will definitely be a big hit among the kids. Plus, they’re free and easy to make with the whole process probably taking a minute or less. Simply choose a design, fill out your notes, schedule a date for the card to be sent out, and you’re done. No crazy amount of editing is needed here.
You know what they say. Sometimes, less is more.
If you still can’t get enough, the website also has cards for other holidays like Chinese New Year, Hari Raya and Deepavali.
World Wildlife Fund Singapore website
Spread some cheer with free personalised e-cards
Nothing screams “Merry Christmas” louder than a card that’s designed by you, be it an e-card or a printed one. This yuletide season, send your friends and family a personalised greeting card and let them know you’re thinking of them.
Cover image adapted from: Greetings Island and Punchbowl
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