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Send a Christmas card online

  • Create a group Merry Christmas e-card filled with messages, GIFs, photos & videos.
  • Choose from curated Christmas themed backgrounds or add your own.
  • Add a gift collection in one click.

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

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

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

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How Thankbox Works

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Create

Start your Thankbox in 1 minute. Personalise it with over 100 custom backgrounds and icons to choose from. Add an optional gift collection.

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Share

Invite colleagues, friends or family to add their messages with a simple link. Everyone can customise their message with fonts, photos, videos & GIFs.

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Send

Send when you're ready or schedule for later. The lucky recipient gets an e-card full of lovely messages that lasts forever. They can reply, download or share it.

How it works

 What used to be a burdensome task has been made much more simple  

— Vicky G

Example gift card options we offer

Add a gift collection in just one click

Securely collect cash from everyone when they add their messages. The card's recipient can choose a prepaid card or a gift card from over 700 popular retailers worldwide. Easy, flexible & rewarding!

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It's FREE to get started

Create your Thankbox and invite others to add their messages for free. Then it's just $5.99 to send or schedule your card. You can split the cost with everyone and pay from the collection pot. We think it's fair to share.

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Help care for our planet

We love planet Earth! By sending a Thankbox you are helping preserve it for future generations.

  • No plastic or paper, and zero CO2 emissions.
  • We plant a tree for every 10 Thankboxes sent, via Treepoints.
  • To date we've planted enough trees to fill all 6 World Cup stadiums with lush forest.

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 when lots of lovely people want to celebrate one lucky person.

Bring everyone together at Christmas

Everyone's included at Christmas

Create. Share. Send. Three simple steps to really make someone’s Christmas. Get started in seconds and invite anyone, anywhere to add messages. With unlimited messages, when everyone’s included Christmas means more.

Seasonal greetings with no limits

A Thankbox is so much more than a virtual Christmas card. Customise backgrounds, change fonts and icons. Messages come to life with photos, videos and GIFs. Guaranteeing Christmas is merry.

Collect for a Christmas present

Christmas without a gift?! An optional collection pot is a standard Thankbox feature. So chip in to the collection when you add a message. Much less hassle. A gift adds some real 'ho, ho, ho'.

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 card?

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 (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 to write in your online Christmas card?

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.

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.

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.

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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