Don't Buy Stamps: The Best Digital Christmas Cards

Posted on 12/04/2013

Stamps now cost $.46 each. That means mailing your Christmas cards this year will cost you more than pocket change. Avoid the expense (and the time it takes to address those envelopes) and send digital cards this year.

Smilebox lets you choose a design and bring it to life with personal photos, video and music. The basic service is free and gives you access to a limited number of designs, but you can email as many ecards as you like, post them to Facebook or print them at home. With a premium membership you'll have more than 1,200 designs to choose from. It's $3.99 a month, or free for the first seven days.

Paperless Post
Send gorgeous holiday ecards made by designers like Kate Spade, Jonathan Adler and Kelly Wearstler through Paperless Post. Many designs are free, others require coins. But if you download the Paperless Post app you'll be rewarded with 40 free coins to get started.

Celebrations recently joined forced with Pingg to help people send beautiful party invitations and greeting cards digitally. There are 125 free photo Christmas card designs available which can be sent to a recipient list of up to 75 people. But if you want an ad-free digital Christmas card you'll need to fork over $10 for a single use. Spring for an annual membership and you'll have access to unlimited premium designs plus lots of other perks.

American Greetings
Head to to personalize one of dozens of Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa or holiday ecards. The service is free during a seven day trial. If you decide to pay for the service it's either $3.99 a month, $19.99 a year or $29.99 for two years.

Transform you and up to four friends or family members into the baddest twerking elves in Santa's workshop with the help of the hilarious ecard site A few cards are free to use otherwise an auto-renewal membership is $12 a year. Where else can you put your face on a reindeer doing the Macarena or an elf dancing Gangnam style?

By Alison Storm

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