With the cost of just about everything on the rise these days, many folks are finding creative ways to save a buck. And with the holiday’s right around the corner, sending Christmas cards the old-fashioned way might just break the bank!
Electronic Greeting Card Day
Today is Electronic Greeting Card Day, an annual “holiday” observed on November 17 or November 29, depending who you talk to! While the origins of this holiday are unknown, now is the perfect time to start making your Christmas list and checking it twice before Santa drops in!
Instead of sending cards via the Pony Express, electronic greeting cards, or e-cards, are sent electronically. Besides saving time, many lovely greetings are free of charge. In honor of Electronic Greeting Card Day and the upcoming holidays, spread some holiday cheer this year by sending a free or nearly-free electronic Christmas greeting.
Christmas Electronic Greeting Cards
- Jan Brett Christmas Postcards – Talented illustrator, Jan Brett, has a slew of lovely electronic Christmas postcards perfect for the holidays.
- Hallmark eCards – You can’t have a greeting card listing without mentioning Hallmark cards! Hallmark offers a huge selection of Christmas greeting cards – some are free, some aren’t.
- Holiday Greeting Cards – Send a free digital Christmas card this year from the folks at Punchbowl. You can even add your own photograph! Note – some cards are free, and some are not.
- E-Motion Cards – Friends and family will enjoy “opening” these motion greeting cards. Please note – Some cards are free, some are not.
- Pingg Photo Cards – These adorable Christmas cards are perfect for loved ones! Simply upload your image of choice, personalize and create your new invitation or card for free without a digital envelope or upgrade for $10. You’ll need to sign up first.
- Christmas Greeting Cards from Care2 – Send a free Christmas card to friends and loved ones from Care 2 and make a difference in someone’s life in more ways than one!
- Cross Cards Christmas Cards – These religious-inspired greeting cards are free.
- ATM Greetings – Check out the wide selection of Christmas cards from ATM Greetings.
- Christmas eCards from 123Greetings – Select from traditional, animated, humorous, kids and video cards from 123Greetings.
- Doozy Cards – Send a religious, traditional, funny or naughty Christmas musical greeting card from Doozy Cards.
- Carlsen Cards – The talented Martine Carlsen offers several free animated Christmas cards that are too cute to boot!
- Ojolie Greeting Cards – While these cards are not free, they are well worth the money! Regardless of which design you select, these hand-painted cards are simply beautiful! Available in several languages, a one-year membership will cost $12.
- Sloppy Kiss Greeting Cards – If you or someone you know is a dog lover, you’ll get a kick out of this website! Select from more than 125 different dogs and say “Happy Howlidays!” You’ll need to sign up for the 30-day free trial or join for $13.95 per year. And by the way, Sloppy Kiss supports the folks at Petfinder who help find ‘furever’ homes for the millions of unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused pets.
- JibJab Greeting Cards – If you are looking for something that is guaranteed to put a smile on someone’s face, JibJab is for you! For $1 per month, you’ll be able to send unlimited eCards all year ‘round.
- Hipster Cards – These naughty Christmas cards are for the more “mature” audience.
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