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Online group birthday card & gift collection

Getting everyone to sign a paper birthday card is a pain. With Thankbox it's a breeze. You do it all online, wherever in the world you are. Collect for a present, too!

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

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Get everyone together to celebrate their special day.

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Messages can include a photo or video, a GIF. Add a collection too.

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The happy recipient gets sent an e-card full of messages and choice of gift card or prepaid card.

Just create your Thankbox…

Create a Thankbox image

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.

Create a Thankbox image
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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!

Celebrate birthdays in style with an online card and collection

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Everyone say 'happy birthday'

It's tricky for everyone to sign a group birthday card. Not with a Thankbox. Create in seconds, invite anyone, anywhere to add messages and send. Easy. With unlimited messages, everyone’s included and birthdays much happier.

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Birthday wishes with no limits

A birthday Thankbox is so much more than a simple ecard. Customise backgrounds, change fonts and icons. Messages shine with photos, videos and GIFs. 'Happy birthday' is now 100% personal and memorable.

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Collect for a birthday present

What's a birthday without a present? Rubbish! An optional collection pot comes as standard with a Thankbox. Add a message and chip in to the collection in one go. Less hassle, no time wasted. It's the icing on the cake!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Can I organise a collection for a birthday present?

You certainly can.

Every Thankbox has an optional collection included as standard. When you create the Thankbox click the ‘Add a gift card collection’ button and you’re all set. 

Everyone invited to leave a message can add to the collection pot at the same time. Saves everyone time and hassle. 

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

What to write in a virtual birthday card?

A Thankbox online birthday card allows contributors unlimited words and the ability to add a photo, GIF or video to a message. This can present a challenge to know what to write. There are no customs or norms for an online card like there are with a traditional group birthday card.

To help those requiring some inspiration or guidance here are a few practical tips:
  • Your Thankbox will no doubt have ‘Happy birthday’ in the title. So personal messages can highlight what you want to say and in your own personal style.
  • Mention why you appreciate the celebrating person.. Depending on who it is and your relationship, you may want to show some extra heart here.
  • Include something relevant to the occasion (e.g., how the past year has gone or positive wishes for the future). In other words, focus a message around the milestone of reaching a new year.
  • Consider including a funny or witty message toward the end.
  • Sign off with a final message (e.g., All the best, With love, etc.) and your name.

Whether you include all the above will depend on the card. Sometimes it makes sense to keep a birthday card short and sweet, while you’ll want to elaborate in other cases. What follows are some general occasion specific tips:

Funny birthday card
Want to write something funny on a birthday card? Go ahead. Birthdays are a celebration! It only makes sense to keep things light-hearted and fun. Be considerate to others though. For example, if it’s your best friend since childhood then wind in any profanities or embarrassing memories if their Gran is signing too!

Birthday messages for professional relations
Wondering what to include in a birthday card for colleagues? Obviously, you want to keep it professional but not too serious, either. Consider how long you’ve known the person, how well and how closely you may have worked together.

Birthday messages for a child
If you’re used to writing cards for adults, you should keep a birthday card for a kid short, sweet, and fun. Kids love silly - so GIFs are an ideal complement to your words.

Milestone birthday messages
A Thankbox is ideal for any birthday. For those special birthdays - coming of age, landmark decades - a Thankbox ecard is perfect. With everyone able to contribute it provides a wonderful keepsake forever.

If you want more ideas or inspiration check out our blog about what to write in a birthday card.

What are the benefits of an online birthday card?

A  traditional birthday card from one person to another is an intimate, personal thing. For that purpose a paper card is ideal. 

But what if a group of people want to send a birthday card? How easy is it for everyone to contribute? Groups may be one or some of the following:
  • The team at work
  • The extended family living around the world
  • Friends from the sports, hobby or interest group club
  • Fellow volunteers
  • The Church group

For all groups, digital, online cards come into their own for celebrating someone’s birthday. These advantages include:

  1. Inclusion - everyone, anywhere in the world can add their birthday card message. All it needs is an internet connection. With nobody excluded the birthday card is so much more meaningful and valued.
  2. Time saving - click, create, share, customise, send. It takes seconds to invite people to add messages and contribute to the collection. A virtual birthday card saves a huge amount of time. Time that can be better spent.
  3. 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.
  4. 100% creative  - 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 birthday boy or girl.
  5. Flexibility - messages can be edited right up to the last second before sending. Collection pot contributions topped up too.
  6. A forever memento - a Thankbox is forever. The unique link will always be live for the recipient. No stashing of paper cards in a box, or popped into the recycling.
  7. Great value for money - one payment opens up a world of possibilities and creativity for online group cards. No sending fees, no extra costs.
  8. Collection included - with a Thankbox a collection for a birthday gift card comes as standard.
  9. Environmentally kind - 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. And we plant trees. One for every 10 Thankboxes sold.

Traditional paper cards still have a role in celebrating, congratulating and appreciating individuals. However, they are more suited to one-to-one communication and a private expression of thoughts and feelings.

How easy is it to customise and manage my Thankbox?

Thankbox is designed from a customer viewpoint. So making changes, upgrading and managing a Thankbox is super easy - anytime right up to the point of sending. 

From your dashboard 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 either set up a Thankbox and for specific annual events.
  • 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

And throughout the life of a Thankbox everyone is kept informed of progress all along.

Is my Thankbox secure and private?

Completely

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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