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Online maternity leave card & gift collection

Organising a maternity leave or new baby card and collection shouldn’t be a hassle. With Thankbox it's easy. You do it all online, so everyone can join in, wherever in the world they are.

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

Share best wishes as a group for maternity leave and to welcome the new baby.

Messages include photos, videos, or GIFs. Add a gift collection too.

The new parents get sent an e-card full of messages and choice of gift card or prepaid card.

Just create your Thankbox…

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Set up your Thankbox for free - say who it’s from and who it’s for, decide a style, and select whether you want to collect for a gift. Get started with a feature-rich Classic Thankbox for just $5.99. You only need to pay when you're happy to send.

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…share it with your group…

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Share it with your group or team. Everyone adds their own messages, photos, videos or GIFs of choice. They can optionally add money to the gift collection.

…and send to the lucky recipient!

Sending a Thankbox image

Click 'send' and it'll wing its way to the recipient's email inbox. Any collected funds can be claimed as a prepaid card or gift card for any one of 700+ retailers.

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Creating and adding messages to your Thankbox is free. A classic Thankbox costs just $5.99 to send or schedule.

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

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The easy & fun way to send maternity leave and new baby congratulations

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Saying 'hello baby' is so easy

Create. Share. Send. Three simple steps to make a new mum's day. Get started in seconds and invite anyone, anywhere to add messages. With unlimited messages, when everyone’s included it means so much more.

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More than a maternity card

Go way beyond ‘congratulations’. Customise backgrounds, change fonts and icons. Relive key moments with photos, videos and GIFs. Make Mum (and Dad) feel truly blessed and loved.

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Collect for a new baby gift

Every Thankbox includes an optional gift collection. Add a message and chip in to the collection pot in one go. Save everyone time and hassle. Give the new parents a real treat.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have more on our support page, so check that too if you can't find your answer 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 (if Premium)
  • 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?

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

All Thankbox servers and software are secure and compliant with best practice security protocols. Online payment systems are compliant with relevant regulatory standards.

As a company, Thankbox never shares customer data with any external organisation. We've partnered with the best payment processing service to ensure maximum security of payment card details.
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