The Best Holiday e-Cards

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Posted on 12/15/2011

The truth is e-cards may never fully replace old fashioned paper ones, but for those who are trying to be more green—or those who don’t want to deal with the post office—there are plenty of great digital options. According to Hallmark, there are nearly 300 million e-cards sent annually, and many of those probably arrive in inboxes this time of year.


Punchbowl Send an e-card that has the look of a paper card by visiting Punchbowl.com. The Christmas collection even comes with matching envelopes and photo cards that can be personalized with images of your family.


JibJab
Transform yourself into a dancing elf or a chubby penguin with the help of jibjab.com. There are a few free animated holiday e-card options, or you can upgrade your service to choose between hundreds of premium e-cards for just $12 a year.


Hallmark
There are two free e-card options in the Christmas and holiday section, but if you’re looking for more options you may want to upgrade. For a one-time fee of $12 you can send unlimited Hallmark premium e-cards for a year.


American Greetings
If you want to send some cool free Christmas e-cards, check out AmericanGreetings.com. Normally you have to pay for their e-cards, but if you sign up for a free, no obligation trial you can send your cards without paying a fee. If you don’t cancel your service you’ll be charged around $1.25 a month to be a member.


Care2.com
Put some purpose behind your e-cards at Care2.com. They’re free and when you send an e-card you’ll earn butterfly credits which can be redeemed for gifts like safe drinking water or assistance for shelter pets.


Smilebox
Choose from hundreds of e-card designs at Smilebox.com. Many of the designs can even be customized with photos or a video. You can then email, print or post those greetings to Facebook. Some of these features require an annual $39.99 subscription, but there is a free two-week trial available if you want to try before you buy.


Ojolie
If you’re looking for beautiful e-cards cards that can be sent in multiple languages you’ll want to check out Ojolie.com, created by a husband and wife team. There are a few free e-cards, but a two-year subscription is just $18 and includes access to more than 30 unique animated holiday e-cards that your family and friends will love opening up.


By Alison Storm


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