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You don’t have to feel guilty. Everyone’s doing it. And I’m not talking about ‘testing’ pumpkin pie before the big event.

I’m talking about sending eCards! Sure, letterpress made a comeback, and handpainted custom cards are all the rage right now. But it’s getting more and more acceptable to ditch paper cards and go digital. So you can put that classic typewriter back in storage.

And come on, how many people ACTUALLY save paper cards? Your house would be filled to the brim with greeting cards from holidays passed. Why put all that work, money, and time into printing holiday cards? Do the environment a favor, and spend a few minutes customizing an ecard this holiday season.

What’s that? You learned HTML & CSS and you’re dying to dive into CSS animation and jQuery plugins? Then build your own ecard! Create something unique for your friends and family, practice your tech chops, AND pad your portfolio in the process.

If you’re not up to it this year, try one of these sites. Believe me, there are some rough holiday cards out there. I tracked down the cleanest ecards I could find, so your content can really shine. These were my very favorites:

1. Smilebox

Smilebox is clean, easy to navigate, and perfect for incorporating family photos.

2. Just Wink

Just Wink offers simple, modern ecards with lots of class and none of the fuss.

3. Some Ecards

Tons of (hilarious) options to choose from.

4. Paperless Post

The classiest e-card site you can find. No pop-ups here. Only lovely typography.

5. Punchbowl

Not ready to let go of the traditional envelope and stamp? Punchbowl hold onto tradition with customizable digital envelopes and stamps for an old-fashioned greeting card experience.

6. Katie’s Cards

Animations, anyone?

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2 comments

  1. Alphonso Replied

    MOMA ecards went away. They were the best… (June 2017)

  2. Sarah Replied

    Do NOT use Smilebox!! WASTE OF TIME!!!
    Horribly clumsy user interface, and even when you buy a subscription the emailed product is faulty!!
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    Sarahornith
    May 15, 02:47 IDT

    WHAT A WASTE!

    I spent my entire day creating a slideshow, struggling with your clumsy and very limited user interface. I created personal and meaningful captions for the slides, edited it numerous times and finally sent it. Then I viewed the emailed version and was HORRIFIED to learn that the captions were COMPLETELY CUT OFF!!! As if it wasn’t bad enough that the tops of each slide were cut off in the email version.. REALLY?!?!?! REALLY, smilebox??? YOU CUT THE CAPTIONS OFF THE BOTTOMS OF THE SLIDES. ALL MY HARD WORK IS NOW DISCREDITED BY YOUR WORTHLESS AND COUNTERPRODUCTIVE INTERFACE.

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