Genuinely free eCard platforms with no paid membership requirement
Do you feel being cheated by those eCard websites that seem to be free but ask you to purchase a paid plan in order to use the card after spending your time on personalizing it? Yes, this has become a common practice to lure you when you are looking to make your beloved one`s day special with eCards. Experiencing the same problem ourselves, Editorial team at Goonnoo has decided to do our part on this matter and as a result this article is born.
We have only listed free eCards websites where you can use the cards without paying anything or without signing up. If you are also open to sites where you have to pay or sign up to download the cards or where there are free trials, then the most popular ones are Hallmark, Punchbowl, Blue mountain etc. Otherwise just visit below mentioned free electronic cards platforms to celebrate your occasion and events.
Digital card websites requiring no account creation
1. Got Free eCards
The most special thing about this free no mandatory membership eCards site is that there is a separate site for printable cards where you can download or print cards in A3, A4, Legal & letter sizes and two layouts - bigger with 2 prints & 1 fold or smaller with 1 print & 2 folds. It is also possible to add photo, stickers, text, verse or draw freely on these cards.
Although there are some premium cards, most of the cards are free at Got-Free-eCards in topics such as:
- Birthday for wife
- Encouragement (cheer up, never give up etc.)
- Thank you to Health care workers
- Get well soon
- Animated face cards (for Mother`s day)
- Printable calendars
- and even Coloring cards (Thank you, Birthday, Halloween)
There are a number of animated eCards at this platform which you can send with a personalized message by email, post to Facebook or just get a unique link for the card to send the link using text/ SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook messenger or other medium. Categories available in this website are :
- Valentine`s day
- Graduation day
- New Year
- Funny Birthday
- Kid`s Birthday
- COVID related eCards (eg. Stay safe, Vaccines are here)
- Indian festivals such as Durga Puja, Diwali, Holi and Baisakhi
- Bengali eCards for Poila Baisakh
You can also use their "got free cards" app for iPhone to turn your photo into e-greeting cards.
2. 123 Greetings
123greetings is one of the most popular totally free (ad supported) video electronic cards website which has one of the largest collection of eCards on the internet for a lot of occasions and events like:
- Thank you
- Cheering someone up
- Invitations (for wedding, birthday, business) etc.
There are sub categories under each category such as for birthday category, there are sub categories like funny birthday wishes, for son & daughter, for brother & sister, for mom & dad, birthday for her, pets (cute cats, dogs, horses) and others.
You can customize the card by adding your message/ changing the music and send it instantly or schedule it to send on a later date to a group of as many as hundred recipients. It is also possible to send the card via Facebook messenger, share it on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.
This free online digital cards platform is also available for use in Android and iOS based devices through app downloads from the respective apps marketplaces.
3. Greetings Island
Greetings Island is a free eCard maker website where you can customize the available cards and invitations by adding text, available stickers, uploading your own images or changing the layout of the card or invitation. You can print the card from the browser, download in PDF format or get a link (to be pasted in your text messages) for free and without signing up but to send by email, you need to register at the site.
The cards come as folded (best for printing) or flat (best for downloading) with topics ranging from:
- Birthday for kids
- Veteran`s day
- New Baby
- Miss you
- Good luck
- Teacher appreciation
- Diwali and many more
There are also lovely envelopes for Christmas, wedding and others in large, small and square sizes to download in PDF format.
Almost all the cards at this site are free and you can filter the results to only show those cards having a particular sub category, sort by Newest designs or Most popular cards only, according to card orientation or only those cards compulsorily requiring photo of your own. The website is available in Spanish in addition to English and if you want to use this free digital cards platform then there are Android and iOS apps too.
4. Oh My Goodness
Oh My Goodness is a 100% free animated (and non-animated) funny cartoon based digital cards website whose unique feature is that it also has a meme eCard generator (with audio support) where you will be able to:
- Change the color of the text written in the card
- Make it italicised or bold
- Change the font size
- Align left, right or to the center
- Remove the border of the text
- Add text at the bottom of the card or
- Even replace the text written in the card entirely.
After all these, the final meme can be downloaded in gif(animated image) or mp4 (with music) file formats.
The collection of cards at this no membership site include funny corona virus related electronic cards such as Happy Easter Lockdown, Santa COVID-19, Handshake: Social Distancing Fail, Disco-COVID, etc. with other categories for example:
- Columbus Day
- Autumn and
- Boss Day
The cards at this provider can be printed, emailed, shared in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, WordPress, Telegram and many other digital platforms.
This site, supported by revenue from advertisements & donations is available in Spanish and Italian along with English which was created for pure fun (and not for doing business) by Italian humorist Biagio Maffettone and features a number of hand written cartoons by top cartoonists like Roberto Mangosi.
5. Cross Cards
Cross cards has a collection of mainly Christian eCards where you will be able to send these digital cards in two steps. The first step involves entering your name & email and then those of the person to whom you want to send the card. It is also possible to send the card to multiple persons by adding their names and email with the help of a button.
In the second step, you have to write the subject, message and choose a date to send the card. It is also possible to share the cards on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. All of these can be done without purchasing any paid subscriptions.
Some of the categories at this ad supported fully free site with example card titles are:-
- Invitation - Get Together, Worship, Celebrations, Going to the Movies
- Facebook eCards - Pray for Unity, Pray for Afghanistan, Thankful for Family, Pray for Haiti
- Anniversary - My heart melts, Forever and Always, I love you
- Happy Birthday cards - Birthday Kittens, Its your Day, Eat Cake, From all of us, Singing Cat, God`s Goodness
- Business greeting cards - Thank you for your Business, You did it, Teamworks
- Sympathy cards - God heals sorrow, For First Responders, Restore Health, For Teachers, For volunteers
- Holiday - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Father`s day, Easter, Veteran`s day, Mother`s day
Beside there are cards related to categories such as Bible, love, sorry, patriotic, just for fun etc.
And Many Others
There are a number of other internet based digital Card providers which also offer eCards without paying a cent such as:-
- Free E-Cards Online:
Absolutely free website for digital cards related to Love, Funny, Friendship in addition to other popular events and holidays. Also has invitations for baby shower, parties and birthdays. You can chose the text color & background color to be used, add a message, heading, music and poem to send to 10 persons (maximum limit for one card at a time).
- Card Boulevard:
Has a collection of cards for school, scrapbook, travel, toys, weather, sports, movie themed and paperdoll dogs & cats cards at this entirely free site monetised by ads to send via email with a customized message, a song, title of the card, text color, background color and even your sign.
If you only need digital cards for a birthday then Gifocard is a website with no account creation requirement having a collection of animated (& still) cards in various themes such as Funny, Romantic, Cat, Cake, flowers etc. The cards are in English, Spanish, German, Polish, French, Portuguese and Italian languages.
There are also writing tips for birthday to daughter, grandparent, sister, wife, coworker etc. where you can just copy the pre build quotes. There are also instructions to download the card in iPhone, Mac, Windows & Android.
These cards can be sent using Facebook messenger, WhatsApp, Facebook and others.
Fully free site where you can send unlimited cards (including animated ones) as a single person or as a group by inviting others to add their own messages or print the card in smaller or larger size with instructions on resizing, folding and trimming (you might complain on the quality of the print though).
- Canva eCard creator:
Can use without joining but with limitations such as only one file type to download and watermark in downloaded Card when you apply background but a lot of customization features such as applying background, changing text, uploading your own picture, printing, sharing, downloading; all for free.
Also, the available categories have variety (Note, Welcome, Obituary, Chinese New Year, Farewell, Holi, Change of Address, Appointment, Bar Mitzvah, Apology and a plenty of others).
- Grateful Living Free eCards:
Send eCards (inspiration, seasons, blank cards, celebrations, love & friendship and more) with a message via email.
- Free eCards by Harry & David:
Static cards for events such as promotion, retirement, thinking of you, pet birthday/ sympathy, belated birthday, breast cancer, engagement, new home. Send email or copy your card`s link to send via SMS or other messengers but no provision for adding personal messages (the cards contain quotes & messages).
- Free eGreetings by Victorian Trading Co.:
Send vintage cards from Victorian era for categories like Humorous, St. Patrick`s Day, Bon Voyage, Congratulations, Fall/ Spring, Mother`s Day, Thank You with a message, pre written card verse and a sign.
- WWF (World Wildlife Fund) free eCards:
Are a fan of wild animals? IF yes then you might like the eCards at WWF where you will be able to send these cards (upto 10 friends at a time) ranging in categories from Birthday, Invitations, Thank you to others with a personal message and you also have an option to choose a later date to send the card.
- Free Postcards by Welcome to Puerto Rico:
You do not need to register at this completely free site to send postcards using email with a message and a card representation beach, mountain, love, birthday, monuments, La Garita, Christmas, lighthouses, rivers & lakes
- Free nature eCards by Island Light Photography:
Free high quality nature cards to send to email with a message but need to pay if you need a print copy.
100 percent free site from UK with many categories of cards for sending by email but the site has unstable operation (let us know if it worked for you!).
- Wrong Cards:
Electronic cards in topics like concern, topical, Jewish, just because, family etc. but with a twist (the hint is in the name!). No selling of your info and no ads (Cool! Isn`t it?).
- Some eCards:
Sites with ads having humorous eCards to share on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or Pinterest.
Send video eCards for holidays, occasions, birthdays, announcements, invitations etc. by email (where you can write an optional message and select when to send the card) or share in Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and LinkedIn but there is a mandatory requirement to enter your email where you will receive a link for your card which you can use to send text messages.
We hope, after reading this article, you now have a plenty of digital card sites to create, send, share, print and download free electronic cards for various occasions including Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas and other special life moments.