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Send an online maternity leave card

  • Create an amazing digital maternity leave card in seconds.
  • Invite everyone to add messages - include GIFs, photos & videos.
  • Add a new baby gift collection in one click.

Get started in 1 minute. Pay only when ready to send.

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Wonderful news on the safe arrival of little Amelie. Such special times ahead...well done mum! x


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Congratulations to you all, what a wonderful Christmas present. Enjoy your new life together xxx


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Congrats Jessica (and Rupert!) Welcome to the world little Amelie. May you bring your parents peace & serenity 🥂


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Congratulations and welcome baby Amelie ❤️


How Thankbox Online Maternity Leave Cards Work

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Create & personalise your Thankbox maternity leave card in seconds. Choose a handcrafted background. Collect money for a new baby gift, too.

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Share your link with everyone by email, social media or send directly from your dashboard. Watch as personal messages arrive quickly and efficiently.

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Send whenever you're ready or schedule for a specific time. If a gift collection was included the recipient can choose a digital gift card for a new baby gift.

Celebrating expectant parents in thousands of organisations, including

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 I love the ease of use & the ability to get our entire team involved and collecting funds for a gift card.  

— Cori

What makes a Thankbox virtual maternity leave card special?

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Everyone’s invited

Everyone is invited, wherever they are in the world. A group card from Thankbox is the fastest and easiest way for family, friends and coworkers to send their best wishes.

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Limitless character, and characters

Every Thankbox maternity leave card is personal and unique. Use a cute background (or add your own) and get your colleagues to leave unlimited heartfelt messages.

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Decide when to send

Once all the messages are collected, schedule a delivery date or send immediately. It’s your choice. Everyone who's signed the card is told when the Thankbox is sent.

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It’s the planet friendly choice

A Thankbox maternity card is sustainable. It’s a digital card so there’s no plastic, no paper, no waste, no delivery miles, no CO2 emitted. We plant a tree for every 10th sale.

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It's 100% personal

Everyone can express themselves with Thankbox. Contributors can change fonts, add GIFs and even add their own photos or videos to create a fully personalised ecard.

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Add a collection for a maternity gift

A Thankbox maternity card and new baby gift is the perfect celebration. Add a gift collection to your card so everyone can contribute money when they add their message.

The easiest way to celebrate someone

Just because you’re not together doesn’t mean you can’t make someone feel special. Thankbox is perfect for any occasion when lots of lovely people want to celebrate one lucky person.

Feature-rich maternity leave card for a cherished celebration

Try before you buy. Setup your maternity leave Thankbox in one minute and start collecting messages & contributions immediately. You can split the cost with everyone and pay from the collection pot. We think it's fair to share.

For more info, visit our pricing page.

Get started for FREE and only pay when you're ready to send.

Classic Thankbox $5.99

New baby cards and gifting made easy. Fast. Simple. Personal.

  • Unlimited messages
  • Add photos & GIFs
  • Scheduled sending
  • Collection pot included
  • No account required
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Send the perfect maternity gift

Thankbox is the easiest way to start an online gift collection for a maternity present. The recipient can choose from a range of egift cards, and you can even send flowers.

Digital gift cards

With hundreds of online stores to choose from, anyone, anywhere on the planet can choose their ideal gift.

Send flowers

Those based in the UK can easily add flowers directly to their order. Schedule them to arrive at the same time as the Thankbox.

Digital gift cards

With hundreds of online stores to choose from, anyone, anywhere on the planet can choose their ideal gift.

Send flowers

Those based in the UK can easily add flowers directly to their order. Schedule them to arrive at the same time as the Thankbox.

The ultimate maternity leave card & gift

Create your Thankbox in no time and invite everyone instantly. It takes no time to collect wonderful new baby or maternity leave messages and include a collection. Guaranteed to make every new mum smile.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We provide more answers on our support page, so check that too if you can't find what you are looking for here.

How easy is it to customise and manage my new baby Thankbox?

Customers love how easy Thankbox is. It saves them a whole load of hassle and time.  Making changes, upgrading and managing a Thankbox is super easy - anytime right up to the point of sending. 

As the organiser you can:
  • Customise your Thankbox - backgrounds, titles, icons. Upgrading to Premium allows more customisation.  Video in messages; raised collection pot ceiling; handcrafted backgrounds and a host of user uploaded customisations.
  • Change the Thankbox send date.
  • Decide who sees the collection pot amount.
  • Create reminders. To set up a Thankbox and add reminders for annual events - birthdays, anniversaries
  • See what all those fab messages look like as the recipient.
  • Copy and share the Thankbox sharing link.

Contributors to a Thankbox can:
  • Change their message
  • Change any GIF, photo or video
  • Change their choice of font
  • Add to collection contributions

Plus, everyone is kept in the loop of progress all along and all get to bask in the knowledge of a good thing done when the recipient is sent their Thankbox.

How do I send a virtual maternity leave card?

Becoming a parent is a huge step. It’s a life event full of wonder and worry. For the mum and dad-to-be having the support and love of all their family, friends and colleagues is a great comfort. 

The best way to include everyone is with a Thankbox virtual group card. 

It is extremely easy and quick to get started and involves a few simple steps.
  1. Create. To get started, click Create 
  2. Add the recipient’s name and the card title you want e.g. “Welcome to the world little baby”. Say who it’s from and then decide to pay up front or later. 
  3. Choose whether to include a collection at this point. 
  4. Share. Email the unique link to everyone you want to invite to add their messages. Each message can include videos, photos, and GIFs. 
  5. Customise. Change your background, icon, or edit the detail while messages are rolling in.
  6. Send. When everyone has added their love to the new baby card have a quick review, check the recipient’s email address and click Send. That’s it. Send immediately or schedule the delivery for a specific date.

Your maternity leave or new baby Thankbox e-card will be a lifelong memory for the new parents to cherish forever.

What are the benefits of an online new baby or maternity leave card?

Traditional cards are great on a one-to-one level. Anything more than that and they run into big limitations. When a group - work team, friendship group, extended family, social clubs, church, voluntary group - wants to share their congratulations or send their best wishes for a virtual maternity leave or new baby card is the only option where everyone is included.

Digital, virtual cards are:

  • Inclusive - everyone, anywhere in the world can add their new baby message. All it needs is an internet connection. With nobody excluded the  card is so much more meaningful and valued.
  • Efficient - click, create, share, customise, send. It takes seconds to invite people to add messages and contribute to the collection. A virtual card saves a huge amount of time. Time that can be better spent.
  • Unrestricted. No limit on contributions - there is no limit to the number of contributors or the length of their messages. No cramming tiny writing into what’s left of the space in a card. The Sir David Attenborough birthday public Thankbox is a great example.
  • Fun. A Thankbox features photos, GIFs and videos, different fonts and emojis. There is no restriction on anyone’s creativity. That means more laughs and smiles for the parents-to-be.
  • Flexible. Messages and collection pot contributions can be added to right up to the last second before sending.
  • Forever. The unique Thankbox link will always be live for the recipient. No stashing of paper cards in a box, or popped into the recycling. An option to download as a PDF is available.
  • Great value. One payment opens up a world of possibilities and creativity for online group cards. No sending fees, no extra costs. And with a Thankbox a collection pot comes as standard so no extra organising and duplicating actions. 
  • Environmentally friendly.  A Thankbox is good for the planet. No emissions. 100% renewable electricity. No offices, no delivery or commute miles. No paper means no wasted energy, water, or chemical disposal. We also plant a tree for every 10 Thankboxes sold🌲.

Only a Thankbox allows everyone, anywhere in the world to send their best wishes, add to a collection and all without limits.

What to write in a maternity leave or new baby card?

It’s common for people to suffer ‘writers-block’ when it comes to writing a personal message in a group card. This can be especially true for a maternity leave or new baby card. It’s a life event that is very personal and unique.

An online new baby card opens the door to complete expression. Here are our broad tips on how to approach writing your message and what to say.

  • Be personal. It goes without saying really. However, with no limits on messages or words everyone can express themselves as they wish. And the more personal the message the greater the feeling and valued the sentiment.
  • No rights or wrongs. There really are no different do’s and don’ts for a virtual card compared to a paper one. Be conscious of who else is writing - granny may not want to hear chapter and verse about in-stories or jokes about the process of conception!
  • Share personal parenting anecdotes. Becoming a first-time parent is a joyous and tumultuous time. Words of encouragement, the wisdom of experience and the support of more experienced parents is a welcome confidence booster.
  • Be happy! A new baby on the way is a wonderful thing. In years to come the parents will be able to look back at all those lovely messages with pride and warmth in their hearts.
  • Be funny. If you can and it’s relevant and personal. Whilst having a child is a serious business, it’s also a fun time. Recollecting funny experiences or sharing a sense of humour is as important when becoming a parent as it was before. It’s a great way of staying grounded.
  • Don’t forget Dad! It’s rightly mainly about mum. However, dad’s have an important role to play in the run up to the birth and beyond. 

Whatever you write will be a great source of support and encouragement for the new parents. Especially in the years to come as they look back on their parenting journey.

Can I organise a collection for a new baby gift?

100% you can. 

A collection for a gift is a standard option with a Thankbox. 

And it’s as easy as it gets. When you create the Thankbox click the ‘Add a gift card collection’ button and you’re all set. 

Everyone you invite to leave a message can add to the collection pot at the same time. Saving everyone a lot of time and hassle. 

Bear in mind not all virtual group card services provide a collection service. Bear in mind too the majority of online collection pot services don't include a group or virtual greeting card.

Is my maternity leave Thankbox secure and private?


Only people with the sharing link can access a Thankbox and only to leave a message. Thankbox links are not visible to search engines.

Thankbox servers and software are secure and compliant with best practice security protocols. We've partnered with the best payment processing service to ensure maximum security of payment details.

Thankbox never shares any sensitive customer data with external organisations. 
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