How to Send Happy Birthday Cards Online

Updated April 17, 2017

It is important to recognise the birthdays of your loved ones, but the days of sending a card in the mail are in the past. The new revolution of card sending is the electronic format, or e-cards. E-cards are convenient and send the same message as a mailed card. In some ways they are better, because elements such as animation and music can be added to an e-card that cannot be added to a regular paper card.

Determine the theme of your e-card. Do you want your card to be funny, emotional, or sarcastic? However you want to send your birthday greetings, an e-card is available with just the right message.

Choose an e-card website. There are numerous e-card websites to select from, and you can easily find a list by typing "e-cards" into your favourite online search engine. Some of the sites offer free e-cards and some require a small fee; generally e-cards can be sent for free.

Select an e-card that appeals to you and compose your message for the e-card. What do you want your e-card to say? Most e-card companies offer a text box for you to attach your own personal message to your card. Some even provide a box to type information which the card will say aloud, or you can call in to attach your own voice to the e-card.

E-mail the card to its recipient. One thing you must know about the person who receives the card is their e-mail address, and most e-card sites require you to include your e-mail address as well.


Be sure you know if the website you choose requires payment for the e-cards or if they are free.

Things You'll Need

  • E-card website
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About the Author

Jennifer Bordner began writing in 2010 creating educational materials for A Pass Education Group. Her work has been in Smart Notebook files for the WriteSource textbook and articles for Texas History textbooks. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in education from Wittenberg University and Master of Education at Bowling Green State University.