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Send Christmas cards online

  • Create a wonderful Christmas ecard instantly.
  • Send invites to family, friends and colleagues to add messages with GIFs, photos & videos.
  • Open a collection for a group Christmas present.

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

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Hello Nana & Grandad - hope you're having a great time on your travels. Happy Christmas 🎄🤶

Holly Molly

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Say 'hi' to the penguins you globetrotters. Christmas cheer to you both - we'll raise a glass (or ten!) xx 🥂

Roman & Sal

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Nan and Grandad - have a coooool Christmas. Mum & dad won't be stressy at all without you. No, no. no, ho ho ho 🤣

Mette

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Sherry is all mine this year 😂 Hoping we get do your festive quiz Jez via some tech thingy!! Cats are fine. With love xx

Deirdre

How Thankbox Online Christmas Cards Work

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Create

Create & personalise your online Christmas card in moments. Add a gift collection if you want to send a Christmas gift.

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Share

Share via email, messaging apps, social media or directly from your Thankbox dashboard. Everyone can add a message immediately.

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Send

Send at Christmas or whenever you wish. If a collection was included they choose a digital gift card for a wonderful Christmas present.

Celebrating holidays in thousands of organisations, including

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HSBC logo
Unilever logo
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Booking.com logo
Johnson & Johnson logo
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 The whole process works so smoothly  

— Hamish

What makes Thankbox Christmas ecards special?

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Invite everyone, wherever they are

Everyone is invited, wherever they are. A virtual Christmas card is the fastest and easiest way for all those that can’t be together at Christmas to send their greetings and love.

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Christmas unlimited

Thankbox Christmas ecards are one of a kind. Select a background (or add your own) and change the icon. Plus, there are no limits to how many people can send Christmas greetings.

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Send when you choose

Once all the messages are collected, schedule to send at Christmas or a date of your choosing. Everyone who has contributed gets told when the Thankbox is sent.

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It’s the planet friendly choice

Virtual Christmas cards from Thankbox are the sustainable choice. It’s an online card meaning no plastic, no paper, no waste, no CO2 emitted. We plant a tree for every 10th Thankbox sold.

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Personalised Christmas ecards

Everyone can say ‘Merry Christmas’ however they want with our personalised Christmas ecards. Change fonts, add GIFs, photos and videos, and write what and as much as you like.

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Collect for a Christmas present

Add a gift collection and everyone can instantly contribute money when they add their message. The recipient can then choose a digital gift card from our collection of hundreds.

The easiest way to celebrate occasions

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.

Mighty Christmas card packed with lots of features

Try before you buy. Setup your Christmas card 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

Christmas cards made easy. Fast. Simple. Personal.

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

In one click a secure gift money collection is added to your Thankbox. Everyone can contribute to it at the same time they leave a message. You can even pay for the Thankbox from the collected amount.

Digital gift cards

Our gift card catalogue guarantees anyone, anywhere on the planet can choose a perfect present.

Send flowers

Users in the UK can easily add Christmas flowers to their Thankbox, made possible by our partnership with Bloom and Wild.

Digital gift cards

Our gift card catalogue guarantees anyone, anywhere on the planet can choose a perfect present.

Send flowers

Users in the UK can easily add Christmas flowers to their Thankbox, made possible by our partnership with Bloom and Wild.

Spread Christmas cheer, wherever they are

Click 'create' and in seconds invite family and friends all over the world to add messages of Christmas cheer. Add a collection for a gift and ensure everyone is closer this Christmas.

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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 do I create and share a virtual Christmas ecard?

Christmas is a special time of year for many. In today’s world family, friends and colleagues are located all around the world. This doesn’t mean they don’t want to share their thoughts and best wishes and contribute to a Christmas present. This is where Thankbox comes in. 

As an online card and gift collection, it is very easy to create a Thankbox and invite everyone to leave messages and contribute to a collection. 

Follow these simple steps for the ultimate online Christmas card:

  1. Create. Get started with one click 
  2. Add the recipients details and give the card a title e.g. “Merry Christmas - we’re all thinking of you”. Add who it’s from and simply decide to pay now or later. 
  3. Choose whether to include a collection for a gift at this point - you can also elect to pay for your Thankbox from the gift collection amount.
  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 message, check the recipient’s email address and send - immediately or schedule for Christmas Day!

That’s it. A few easy steps for everyone to be together at Christmas.


How easy is it to manage and customise my Christmas Thankbox?

In a word, very.

Thankbox saves everyone a huge amount of time and hassle.  Managing, upgrading and editing 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.
  • 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.

What to write in your Christmas ecard?

When everyone is located all around the country or world a traditional Christmas card isn’t fit for purpose. It is impractical - not everyone can sign. Even if they can, it is restrictive - there’s not much space to express yourself.

An online, or virtual, Christmas card like a Thankbox has unlimited space and options for signing. This can present a challenge for many to know how to use all that creative freedom and what to write. Plus, a Thankbox is forever, so what you write will always be a single click away. 
To help those new to online cards or a little unsure, here are some broad tips on what and how to write a personal and heartfelt message:

  • No rights or wrongs. Rest assured, there are no do’s and don’ts for an online card compared to a paper one. The normal rules of life apply though - be conscious of who is signing so best avoid anything controversial or that Nan would find embarrassing!
  • 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 a simple ‘Happy Christmas’ and share real love and warmth. Recall events from the year or your life if you live very remotely. Make full use of video and upload your own pictures. 
  • Be funny. Everyone loves a laugh. There are bound to be some memories, events and incidents that can be immortalised forever and remind everyone of those fun times. Moments that can be cherished forever.  
  • Add warmth. A warm, welcoming and love filled message is always a winner. Show your soft side to make a real difference to the person the Christmas card is for. Make full use of video, images or GIFs to let them know why they are in your thoughts at this special time. 
  • Don’t panic. With a Thankbox, contributors can edit, add and amend their messages right up to the second before sending. 

Here are some examples of what is written in a Thankbox Christmas card

Remember, whatever you say will be warmly welcomed. Memories are made and kept forever with a Thankbox.

What are the advantages of an online Christmas 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 holiday 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.

Can I organise a collection for a Christmas gift?

Yes. Absolutely.

Every Thankbox includes a gift collection option as standard. 

A card without a gift collection is wrong. It makes no sense to go to one place for the card and 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?

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. 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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