Send great greeting cards online

Wondering where to find the perfect card for a special occasion, or looking for something that puts a new spin on a traditional greeting? Here are some of our top picks for getting greeting cards or alternatives online.

The classics

Nowadays, it would be hard to find someone who has not heard of Moonpig or Funky Pigeon, with Thortful also becoming a popular option in recent years. These sites are strong all-rounders when shopping for just about any occasion, with ever-growing collections of cards and wide varieties of gifts available to purchase on these sites. These sites will often be your best bet if you want personalised cards and/or gifts, or up-to-date cards that joke about recent events and trends. Each site also offers eCards, so you will be covered if you do not have time to send a card by post or are particularly conscious of the environmental impacts of sending cards.

Shop from smaller businesses on an online marketplace

If you are looking for something unique, or would prefer to support an individual or smaller business, Etsy and Not on the High Street can be great places to find some amazing designs. Many cards on these sites are made using creative techniques like papercut patterns or wood carvings, giving you the opportunity to surprise someone with a bespoke design. Like on the bigger sites, lots of cards will also have the option to be personalised with names or pictures, so you do not have to worry about missing out on this if you choose to shop for cards this way.


Boomf lets you celebrate a big occasion with a bang, with a wide variety of cards that launch a confetti explosion when opened. Rather than typical flat cards, Boomf offers cards in interesting and unique shapes like a cube or box. With plenty of designs to choose from for all occasions, you can surprise a loved one with a one-of-a-kind card that will provide an unforgettable opening experience.

Hello Ruth

Hello Ruth offers several types of alternative card that make use of a number of different creative techniques that can help make your card that bit more personal. The website offers cards including origami keepsakes, slide out photos and personalised photo magnets among many other design styles to give you a number of options when passing on warm wishes to a lucky recipient.


As mentioned before, eCards can be a great alternative if you a physical card may not arrive in time or if you are keen to keep down your environmental impact when sending greetings. While eCards can simply be a traditional card sent digitally, you can find some great animated cards that make effective use of sound and their video format. Blue Mountain offers a wide range of eCards that can include interactivity and personalisation, while has an excellent selection of free eCards.

If you are looking to send a card from a large number of people, GroupGreeting is a great way of doing this, allowing an unlimited number of people to sign a card while also giving you the opportunity to liven up the card with features like GIFs. Once you have bought a card, all you need to do is share a link with others to sign it and the card will be sent to your recipient at a date and time of your choosing!

  • SMARTY Team
  • March 16th, 2023