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Online new home card & gift collection

Saying ‘welcome to your new home’ is easy with a Thankbox. Everyone can contribute (even collect for a gift), wherever they are in the world. 0% hassle, 100% sincere.

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

Family, friends or colleagues can send their welcome messages, wherever they are in the world.

Make it memorable with photos, videos, and GIFs. Add a gift collection too.

The new homeowner is sent a wonderful ecard full of personal 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.

Sending a Thankbox image

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

The easier 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 where lots of lovely people want to celebrate one lucky person.

Our sustainability pledge

We care deeply about the planet, and we want to do our bit to preserve it for future generations. The more people use us, the more we can do, so each month:

We plant a tree for every 10 Thankboxes sold, via Treepoints.
To date we've planted a woodland the size of 3 Trafalgar Squares in London!

The easiest and classiest way to say “welcome to your new home”

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Online new home cards made easy

Let everyone celebrate. Create a Thankbox in seconds, invite anyone, anywhere to add messages and send. Simple. Unlimited messages and everyone invited is more valued.

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Customise and personalise away

Customise backgrounds, change fonts and icons. Bring messages to life with photos, videos and GIFs. Being personal and creative is guaranteed to give a warm welcome.

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Add a new home gift collection

A Thankbox includes a collection as a standard option. It’s one click to add and let everyone chip in at the same time they add their message. Easy. A gift helps make a house a home.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have more on our support page, so check that too if you can't find your answer here.

How do I organise and send a virtual new home card?

Buying a new house is a major event. It’s natural for friends, colleagues and family to want to share their congratulations and best wishes. 

It’s also a real hassle to get everyone to sign a card and chip into a collection for a new home gift.

Enter Thankbox. Being online it is extremely easy to create your new home card and invite everyone to contribute. It literally takes seconds and then anyone, anywhere with an internet connection can instantly contribute to the Thankbox.

It’s a few simple steps to welcome someone to their new home:

  1. Create. Get started with one click 
  2. Add the recipients details and give the card a title e.g. “Congratulations on your new home”. Say who it’s from and then decide to pay up front or later. 
  3. Choose whether to include a collection for a gift at this point. 
  4. Share. Email the unique link to all those you want to contribute. 
  5. Customise. While everyone is adding their message, as the organiser you can change the background, icon, or edit the details. 
  6. Send. When everyone has added their personal message, check the recipient’s email address and send. Send your Thankbox immediately or schedule for a future date.

And that’s it. A few easy steps for everyone to help make a new house a home.

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

Customers love how easy Thankbox is. It saves them a huge amount of time and hassle.  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.

What are the advantages of an online card compared to a traditional paper one?

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 best wishes, congratulations or any personal message a Thankbox is the best option.

Online, or virtual, cards are:

  • Inclusive - everyone, anywhere in the world can add a message. An internet connection is all that's required. 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 and hassle.
  • 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. Thousands of people signed and shared their love and appreciation.
  • Fun. A Thankbox features photos, GIFs and videos, different fonts and emojis. There is no restriction on anyone’s creativity. All guaranteed to make anyone feel brighter.
  • Flexible. Messages can be edited, and collection pot contributions added to right up to the last second before sending.
  • Forever. The unique Thankbox link is always live. 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 added organisation or duplication of effort. 
  • Share the cost. A Thankbox can be paid for from the gift collection amount if one is enabled. Fair to share.
  • 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 personal messages, add to a collection and all without limits.

What to write in an online new home card?

Getting a new home is a big thing. A first home is a milestone life event. It’s worthy of a real celebration. 

Traditionally a paper card allows people a tiny space to sign in. It’s why most people write ‘congratulations’ or ‘welcome to your new home’. If they want to say more, they can’t. If they are not local to the organiser they can forget contributing. 

However, an online new home card, like a Thankbox, gives people pretty much unlimited space and options for signing. It can be tricky to know what to write that is worthy of the occasion. And because a Thankbox new home card is forever, what you write will be ever present and a click away for the new homeowners. No pressure then!

Fear not. Here are some broad tips on writing your message and what to include:

  • Be yourself. A Thankbox lets everyone say what they want and how they want. It allows for real personal expression so don’t hold back. Break free from ‘welcome to your new home’ and share real love and warmth. Avoid bland and repetitive messages!
  • Be funny. Everyone loves a laugh. Share some funny memories, recall some moments in life that made you laugh, add some relevant humour to the new home card. These moments will be cherished forever.  
  • No rights or wrongs. There are no do’s and don’ts for a virtual card compared to a paper one. The normal rules of life apply - be aware of who else is signing to avoid any potential embarrassment. Especially true if Gran is signing as well as best mates. 
  • Add warmth. A house gets built. A home gets made. So a super warm, welcoming and love filled message is always a winner. Make full use of video, images or GIFs to let them know how happy you are for their new home.. 

Whatever you write as you will be a hit. Memories are made and kept forever with a Thankbox, so hitting the note just right will be a source of great joy.

Need some inspiration to get going? Check our blog about the best things to write in a house-warming card.

Can I organise a collection for a housewarming gift?

Yes, you absolutely can.

Every Thankbox has a gift collection option included as standard. 

It's optional because for some occasions it may not be appropriate. For others it absolutely is. For example a farewell card for a coworker will always need a collection. It makes no sense to go elsewhere for the collection. 

  • When you create your Thankbox all you do is click the ‘Add a gift card collection’ button and you’re all set. 
  • Decide too if you want to pay for the Thankbox from the collection pot.
  • Everyone invited to leave a message can add to the collection pot at the same time. Saves everyone time and hassle. 
  • Not all online group card services provide a collection service. 
  • The majority of online cash collection services don't include a group or virtual greeting card.

Is my 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. Online payment systems are compliant with regulatory standards.

Thankbox never shares any customer data collected 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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