We love sending out paper holiday cards and getting them in the mail. We really do! But these days, you can send gorgeous digital cards that look as fabulous as your paper cards, and save yourself a whole lot of time and money. Here, 3 websites and apps that feature beautiful holiday e-cards that anyone would be thrilled to receive. So long as they have an email box.

Related: Emily McDowell’s witty greeting cards go digital. Yay!

Paperless Post holiday e-cards

Paperless Post

We’ve been longtime fans of Paperless Post, and their holiday card designs make us love them even more. Recipients will receive an envelope that simulates opening a real card to reveal fun and festive designs, all from the comforts of our computers (or iOS app, though I found the website to be much easier to use). You can select from their cute designs and even add your own photos. Simply input the emails of who you want to send to and Paperless Post does the rest. And if you’re feeling like you want paper cards, many of their digital designs are available to be sent in the actual mail too. (Pricing varies). 


GreenEnvelope digital holiday e-cards


For more customization options with your online card, check out Greenvelope. You can start with one of their cute designs or templates, and then add your own photos, text, colors and more. You can even add links to websites, if you want to send a card to business associates and customers, and personalize more than just dragging and dropping in a photo. (Pricing varies depending on how many e-cards you’re sending, but up to 40 people starts at $19).

Related: Taking the best holiday photos for holiday cards, 6 tips that can help


RedStamp lets you send cool holiday e-cards right from your phone

Red Stamp

Red Stamp is a fantastic card/invitation service we’ve covered for years, and we keep coming back to them for the quality of their whimsical designs. While you can use their app to send paper cards, you can send e-cards as well, all customizable with photos and your own text from tons of fabulous designs. Keep in mind, you would need to send these via group text, sharing on social, or in an email. But, their digital designs are free, so if you’re looking to save some money and some trees, this is a simple, yet still thoughtful way to go.