March 10, 2011

Card Karma – Congratulate & Celebrate With Custom eCards

Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, or something else entirely, there’s always a reason to send an ecard out to friends. When you don’t have time to drive to the store, pick out a greeting card, purchase stamps, and wait for the post office to makes its delivery, then a visit to is in store. In just minutes, you can create a custom card from scratch and have it delivered to your friend or family member’s email inbox instantly.

When you use card karma to wish a family member or friend a happy birthday, you don’t have to pay money or plan ahead. Just sign up for an account and start searching for a card made specifically for the occasion. Browse by keyword, occasion or popularity. You can edit any preexisting card to make it your own by changing the text, the background color, or the images associated with the greeting. You can even add personalized videos or photos you’ve found on Flickr. Cards can be private or public, depending on which settings you choose. When the card you’ve customized looks like exactly what you want, then it’s time to send it out.

The greetings made with card karma are social in nature, which is why they’re easy to share on Twitter or Facebook. Card karma even offers a Facebook app, making it especially easy for social networking users to create and share cards with their online friends. For anyone who’s ever balked at spending money to purchase a greeting card online, card karma’s completely personalized, completely free options are a dream come true.

Practical Uses:

  • Create an ecard for your sister’s birthday
  • Post a greeting card on your friend’s Facebook wall
  • Make a funny ecard and post it on Twitter
  • Send holiday greeting cards to all your online friends for free

Insider Tips:

  • Card karma searches for images on Flickr based on keywords and tags
  • Ecards created with card karma can be marked as private
  • Users can add custom videos to their ecards
  • The Facebook app lets people create custom ecards without needing a card karma account

What we liked:

  • Ecards can be customized as much – or as little – as you wish
  • Cards created with card karma are always ad-free
  • Shortened links make it easy to share your card karma creations via Twitter
  • Creative people can come up with amazing things when they use card karma

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:

  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Los Angeles, California
  • Founded by: Bryan Landers
  • Web site:


  • Free


  1. Wow – thanks so much for the kind and thorough review. Appvita rules!

    Just to add to the features mentioned here –

    You can use your own images in your cards by uploading them to Facebook, entering a link, or using the bookmarklet. This is handy for more personal cards like baby announcements and save-the-date ecards for weddings.

    You can also use millions of Youtube videos in your cards, too. Some of our most popular cards are Youtube video ecards (memes, cute kittens, laughing babies, pop music videos…you get the idea!)

    You can make unlimited ecards without even creating an account. Sign up if you want to edit your cards later or show them off on a profile to share with friends + family.

    It’s all free, so come and try it out 🙂
    Bryan (creator of Card Karma)

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