11 Places to Find Free Ecards and Virtual Greeting Cards

Free Ecards With All the Fun and None of the Hassle

Sending free ecards is a great way to let friends and family know you're thinking no matter if they're just down the street or across the country. They're also a great way to wish someone a happy birthday or anniversary if you forgot to send the card. 

Unfortunately, many of the popular free ecard websites are difficult to navigate, overrun with advertisements, and have only poor quality ecards. Some of the more popular sites will even say that they have free ecards until you go to send it, and then they try to charge you a membership fee.

Here are some excellent websites, some of which you might not have heard of, that have a large selection of high quality, completely free ecards for you to send to all your friends and family.

These free ecard websites have online greetings you can send for Christmasbirthdays, and more. If you want to mail a greeting card, I also have a list of free, printable greeting cards for just about every occasion.

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Free Ecards at Punchbowl

A screenshot of the birthday ecard section at Punchbowl
Punchbowl

Punchbowl is my favorite free ecard website because not only will you find beautiful free ecards here, their website is extremely easy to use. You'll find free ecards for birthdays, holidays, thank you's, good luck's, apologies, and just about every other reason you'd want to send someone an ecard.

You'll get to customize the inside text, envelope liner, postage stamp design, and rubber stamp greeting before sending off your free ecard at Punchbowl. You can even include a gift card along with your ecard.

Tip: 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. More

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Pingg Free Ecards and Online Invitations

The anniversary ecard section at Pingg
Pingg

Using professional designers, including Martha Stewart, to create lovely cards for just about any occasion lands Pingg straight near the top of my list for the best free ecards. 

You'll get to personalize the free ecards at Pingg with your own custom text like the event name and time, location, address, and a message to the recipient.

Besides free ecards, Pingg also has free online invitations that you can send for any event that you are having and allows you to collect your RSVP's straight from Pingg to your email.

Note that these free ecards used to be hosted at Celebrations, which is part of the same network as Pingg.

Tip: While most of the ecards are free at Pingg, the ones that are categorized as "Premium" require you to have a paid membership. You can filter the results by "Special Features" and choose "Free Designs" to see just the free ones. More

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Ojolie

The thank you ecards at Ojolie
Ojolie

Ojolie is another place you can visit for free ecards, and while there are lots of ecards to look at, there's a rather sparse selection of free ones.

Some of these particular ecards are animated. Select one to get a full-screen view of the card and to play out the animation, and then choose the "Send this free card" link at the top of the ecard to customize the greeting voice and message.​

You can send Ojolie's free animated ecards to up to 40 people at once and do so immediately or on a future date. A personal message can be included with the ecard too, as well as email notifications when the recipient views the card. More

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Free Custom Ecards at Open Me

The homepage of Open Me free ecards
Open Me

Open Me has some great looking free ecards that feature adorable illustrations along with bright colors.

You can browse the ecards by occasion and holiday or you can also view them by categories like animals, food, funny nature, and photo cards.

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

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Make a Statement With Someecards' Free Ecards

The popular cards at Someecards
Someecards

Someecards offers a unique selection of free ecards which feature sassy pencil drawn characters that seem bent on sharing just exactly what's on their minds.

You can choose from a large group of pre-made ecards in many different categories or create your own card by entering text and choosing a background color and image to go with it.

These ecards can be scheduled to be sent out to multiple email addresses on a specific day or right away, with an additional message included with the ecard. More

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Witty Free Ecards from WrongCards

All the free ecards at WrongCards
Wrongcards

WrongCards has a great collection of free ecards with messages full of wit and sarcasm that you can send to your friend's to help them celebrate or just to let them know you are thinking about them.

With categories like "Thank God It's Friday" and "Zombies," these free ecards are so wrong that they may be just right.

Other sections of the site like romance, celebration, holiday, topical, and concern include additional categories for finding a free ecard. The random link is another way to find an ecard from WrongCards.

You can send an ecard to only one email address at a time, but you can do so right now or at a later day, include a message with the ecard, and get notified when the other person opens it. More

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Adorable Free Ecards at WWF

The free birthday ecards at WWF
WWF

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

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 on any day you want and to multiple recipients simultaneously.  More

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Care2's Free Ecards Make a Difference

A screenshot of the homepage at Care2
Care2

All of the ecards at Care2 support environmental causes. They have a huge selection of thousands of beautiful ecards for lots of different occasions - some animated and others video ecards.

The website is easy to use and they even have ecards that let you add your own photo. Some of the categories include nonprofit, fun & games, expressions, art, and holidays, and each of them have subcategories too.

A donation is made to a charitable organization of your choice for each and every ecard you send from Care2. More

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JibJab's Free Ecards

The homepage of JibJab
JibJab

JibJab has a huge collection of free ecards that all let you put your face, or someone else's, right in the action of an animated greeting card.

All the occasions are there and the holidays, as well as some everyday cards like love and flirting and music video ecards, that you can send just to make someone smile.

They also have a free app, making it very easy to send a free ecard when you're on the go. More

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Thousands of Free Ecards at 123 Greetings

The homepage of 123 Greetings
123 Greetings

123 Greetings has the largest selection of free cards out there but you'll have to sift through a lot of poorly designed cards to find the gems here.

Within each category of ecards you can browse through the most popular ecards plus the ones that were most recently added to the site, animated ones, video ecards, and postcards.

Customizations let you change the music of the ecard and add additional text to go along with it once it sends.

123 Greetings is a great place to visit if you are looking for a very specific type of free ecard that a smaller ecard website may not have. More

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Rattlebox's Free Video Ecards

The homepage of Rattlebox
Rattlebox

Rattlebox features free video ecards for a ton of different occasions and the styles range from the sweet to the downright strange.

Some of the more popular ecard categories include feel better, travel/vacation, insults, thanks, good luck/announcements, love/dating, and sorry.

You'll have to register (it's free) if you want to save it or send it at a later time, but you can send one immediately even without an account. Before sending it, you even have the option to be notified by email when the recipient views your ecard. More