If you’re not buying your loved one an expensive gift this Valentine’s Day but you still want to show you care, sending an e-card is a great option. There's a vast number of apps and websites offering online cards, several providing their services free of charge. Here are seven of the best apps and sites to use for sending greetings on Feb. 14:
Someecards -- If you know your better half (or single friend) appreciates sarcasm, then Someecards may be just what you’re looking for. The site offers dozens of e-cards themed to Feb. 14, and it allows you to send them via email, Facebook, Pinterest, Reddit or Twitter. If you’re stuck on which e-card to send this holiday, you can always go with the so-called Editor’s Pick.
American Greetings -- Whether you want to send a free Valentine’s Day card online or print it in the comfort of your own home, American Greetings has a range of options. The site offers not only animated greetings but also popular additions such as the Michael Bolton personalized card. (Note: American Greetings’ cards are free after signing up for a 7-day trial period.)
JibJab -- If you want your Valentine’s Day greeting to incorporate a little humor, JibJab’s personalized collection is a great choice. By either creating an account or connecting through Facebook, you can access more than 1,500 of its electronic greetings. A couple of its most popular Valentine’s Day-themed cards include renditions of Sonny and Cher’s famed “I Got You, Babe” and “You’re the One That I Want” from the musical “Grease.”
123Greetings -- If you’re a little indecisive when it comes to picking out the perfect card for your loved one, 123Greetings can help narrow down your choices. Although the site offers hundreds of free e-cards, it also divides them into categories, such as most viewed, highest rated, most popular and latest. Most of its cards are animated, and they can be personalized.
Blue Mountain -- After signing up for a free 7-day trial (which you can cancel at any time), you can begin utilizing Blue Mountain’s vast e-card collection. Their greetings are separated into the categories romantic, funny and "talking." There are also dozens of cards the site considers suitable for “everyone,” not just lovers, this Valentine’s Day.
Crosscards.com -- If you’re looking to give your better half some religious inspiration this Valentine’s Day, look no further than Crosscards.com. The site offers dozens of nondenominational greetings, while also supplying a considerable number of e-cards laced with Bible verses and other encouraging quotes.
Bitmoji -- If you’re more interested in sending a quick text than an e-card, Bitmoji is your best bet. The free app -- available for Android and iOS devices via Google Play and iTunes, respectively -- allows you to create your own set of Valentine’s Day-themed emojis. You can also create your own personal avatar on the app, making your Feb. 14 greetings all the more special. In addition, the emojis you create can be shared via social media.