Valentines day used to be just for lovers, but now it’s a day for friends and family to tell each other how much they care. Instead of sending a paper card for several dollars plus postage, many people in this difficult economy are turning to e cards as a way to show sentiment without spending any money. We’ve collected our top Valentine’s e card sites, so all you need is a list of emails and love in your heart!
Our favorite free card sites have several things in common. They all feature high quality free cards, are easy to navigate and have a minimum of ads.
Care2 Free E Cards
We love Care2 because sponsors make a donation to worthwhile causes for every card you send. The downside is that to receive a card, your friend has to become a member of Care2. However this is free & easy, so your eco conscious friends won’t mind!
They have a great selection of free cards, from elegant vintage prints to cute cartoon animals, so it won’t be hard to find something for nearly everyone.
123 Greetings Free E Cards
One of the larger free card websites, 123 greetings offers hundreds of Valentine’s, friendship and love themed cards, complete with animation & music. From chic to cute, the perfect card for anyone–mom, husband, friend or child is there.
The Nature Conservancy Free E Cards
If your Valentine loves nature & animals, this is the perfect site to send them a free card from. Beautiful natural landscapes and sweet animal images taken by members are all available for extra cheerful cards. In fact, you can add your own images for possible inclusion in future e card collections!
Smile Box Free E Cards
For completely custom free cards, try Smile Box. Choose a design then add your own pictures, words, video and music for a special card for that special Valentine. Then, either print your card, email it, upload it to your blog or burn to a disc. All for free!
Choose from friendship, love or traditional roses & heart Valentines cards. They have many unusual choices, such as anniversary cards for couples married on Valentines day. If your love isn’t quite love yet, they also have just flirting, online crush & hug cards, depending on what stage your relationship is in.
These cards are funnier and racier than the other free card sites on our list, so they should be sent only to mature friends with a sense of humor. They feature customizable animation to which you can add your own picture, with themes such as sexy magazine shoots or stripping. Proceed with caution!
Happy Valentine’s Day & I hope you’ll find the perfect free card for everyone in your address book!