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Free ecards For Valentine's Day

Brittney Elkins

An array of Necco Sweethearts, also known as conversation hearts.

Send your love for less

Valentine’s Day is here once again, and it’s time to exchange candy, cards and gifts with the people you love. But, what do you do when you’re strapped for cash? Whether you want to send something to the love of your life, your best friend,or your mom, sending free ecards is a great way to show you care without breaking the bank.

There are several websites specifically for free ecards. From adorable and hilarious to borderline inappropriate, there is an ecard for everyone in your life. offers hilarious free ecards. Although some cards may be inappropriate to send to all of your valentines, these one-liners are perfect for a few laughs and the valentine that doesn’t take the holiday too seriously. offers ecards that are more family-friendly; however, only some of their selections are free. These animated cards can be posted to Facebook or sent via email.

For the animal lovers in your life, the World Wildlife Fund is offering nine animal-themed free ecards today. Each one features adorable animals and a short Valentine’s Day message., the company who brought us the new Christmas tradition Elf Yourself, offers several free ecards in the form of short videos. The videos allow you to upload a picture of yourself and your valentine. The photos are then attached to characters who dance to songs such as “I Got You Babe,” “Let’s Get Physical,” “The Charleston” and “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe”. You can also opt for a Brazilian Samba or a striptease theme.

If you’re wanting to send more than an ecard, but need a little inspiration this Valentine’s Day, features love poems, romantic quotes and holiday-related jokes. You can also read up on the history of the holiday and find gift ideas for both men and women.

Free ecards are a great way to spread the love on Valentine’s Day but make sure you’re not spreading more than that. Computer experts are warning consumers this holiday to avoid sites that give your email address to third-party companies. Avoid spam and possible trojans containing malware or viruses by sending ecards from reputable sites and always be cautious of how much information you give out online.

Enjoy some free ecards, a few laughs and a lot of love today. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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