Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Top 13 E-card Sites for
Holiday Greetings

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Frugalistas, if you need (or simply want) to cut back on spending for the holidays, first, look at your Holiday Cards. You don't need to spend a ton of money on full-color, gold-foil, embossed, musical, museum-art cards and matching envelopes. A simple hand-written note might be treasured and stand out in the stack of commercially produced product. 

However, if your handwriting is indecipherable, or you need to cut down on postage costs, ecards are the way to go. Here are 13 of the top e-card sites for the holidays. Some offer oodles of free cards, some just a few, some all-you-can-send for a reasonable fee.

Blue Mountain Ecards and downloads, 7-days free membership

Care2 A nonprofit support site for activists, donations, and 25,000+ free ecards

123 Greetings Animated and musical ecards

Hallmark Ecards and print cards; unlimited ecards for $12/year

American Greetings Ecards, some free, free trial before subscribing

E-Cards Just as the name says Free ecards

flyGreetings Send ecards to up to 5 people at a time, free

cardfunk beta Upload photos to add friend's/family's faces to customized cartoon cards, with sound and animation; free.

Pencake Draw your own cards online with simple tools, or chose from other's creations; unfortunately drawing talent is not programmed in

Yahoo! Kids ecards Free ecards for kids; plus thank you cards if Johnnie doesn't like writing them

Animated Cards by Specializes in cards for kids up to age ten

And for more adult and current news themes with a snarky sense of humor, you need to look at Someecards .

If you know of another great ecard site, please share in the comments.