8 Websites To Make Free Online Greeting Cards For Christmas & Spread Some Joy This Season

Free online greeting cards to celebrate Christmas

Picking out beautifully designed Christmas greeting cards is fun. Unless it’s the day before Christmas and you’re scrambling through 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 a few clicks of your mouse. Send some ho! ho! ho! this holly jolly season from the comfort of your couch with these customisable free online greeting cards.

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 design and send as many cards as you’d like. When you’re done, send your e-cards to friends and family via email or Facebook. If you’d rather send them out at a later date – or year even – go ahead and hit schedule. 

Open Me website

2. Blue Mountain – Free printables with gift card add-ons

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Blue Mountain caters to those who are 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 7-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$500.

Blue Mountain website

3. Card Snacks – Cute animations & modern designs

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Be it paper or digital, most Christmas greeting cards are known to sport quite traditional, Hallmark-esque designs. If sleek and modern designs are more up your alley, give Card Snacks a go. They have a range of graphic designs that veer away from the standard Victorian motifs of Christmas cards, and have more vibrant and playful styles. 

There are also a bunch that have cute animations and cheeky taglines, perfect to express your personality during the festive season. After all, you might be more of a “Merry litmas” than a “Season’s greetings to you and your loved ones” kind of person.

Card Snacks website

4. Paperless Post – Brand collabs like Anthropologie & Kate Spad

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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 2 “coins” on the platform – which is about 8 cents in real currency. 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.

Paperless Post website

5. Punchbowl – Add your own video message

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Punchbowl is one of the OG e-card services out there. The company has been standing strong for over 3 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 added personal touch.

Punchbowl website

6. Greetings Island – User-friendly platform, thousands of free designs

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Get ready to create Christmas e-cards in minutes with Greetings Island. Known to have a straightforward and beginner-friendly interface, the platform will turn you into a pro at card making. 

Simply pick your favourite from its thousands of creative templates, insert your chosen photo and stickers, edit the text, and you’re done. It’s easy as pie.

Greetings Island website

7. Canva – Templates & mobile app for easy cardmaking

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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, you can count on it 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. The best part? It’s all free.

Canva website

8. World Wildlife Fund Singapore – Show your appreciation for wildlife

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Out of World Wildlife Fund Singapore’s 4 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. 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 these free online greeting 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 thoughtful greeting card and let them know you’re thinking of them. It won’t even cost you a single cent, and you’ll have a jolly time personalising it with all the design elements and heartfelt messages.

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Cover image adapted from: Greetings Island
Article originally published on 8th December 2021. Last updated by Renae Cheng on 18th December 2023. 

Samantha Nguyen

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