Ecards : Sending

How do I send an ecard?

Please be sure you are signed in as a member of www.AmericanGreetings.com in order to send an ecard. Once you are signed in, please follow the directions below.

  1. Choose the ecard you wish to send.

  2. Click on the 'Personalize & Send' button. If the button instead says 'start your free trial,' you are not signed in properly and will need to sign in again. You'll see a link for 'paid members sign in here' below this button.

  3. After you access the personalize & send your ecard page, please note that many ecards have options on how to send the ecard. You may have options at the top of the page to 'email ecard' or 'send to facebook.'

Step 1 Please note that the default option is to send the ecard by email. Step 1 involves creating your personal message. You will see an area to customize your message. Once you have typed your message, you can adjust the font style, size, color, bold, and/or italicize. Highlight the text and make the changes you desire. Or, you can set the changes you desire before beginning to type. Suggested messages are also available.

Many ecards offer the option of adding a voice message. Simply follow the steps here in order to add your voice.

Once you are satisfied with the message(s), click the 'continue to step 2' button.

Step 2 provides the options to add a a Top Retail Gift card, or an AmericanGreetings.com Membership. Please select the AmericanGreetings.com membership and click on the 'continue to step 3' button. Note that the default setting is No Thanks.

Step 3 enables you to add the name and email address of the recipient and set the date for the ecard to be delivered. Note that you can access your AmericanGreetings.com Address Book. Simply click on the red links. In order to send to more recipients by typing their emails, click the '[+] send to more recipients' link below the Recipient email field. Separate the email addresses with a comma or semi-colon. By default, emails for ecard recipients will be added to your AmericanGreetings.com Address Book so you won't need to type their emails the next time you send them an ecard.

The default setting is to send your ecard for immediate delivery.

When you've made all your additions and changes, you can preview your ecard by clicking the 'Preview your ecard' link just above the red 'send your ecard' button. If all is good, you will see the red 'send your ecard' button. If you require additional changes, you will see an 'edit' button.