Ordinary paper birthday cards are delightful, but they can be very expensive nowadays. Not counting the cost of a stamp if you mail it. Plus you have to mail it ahead of time so that the birthday recipient gets the card on time. And how do you know when to mail it to be sure of that? The answer is to instead send a birthday ecard. The Happy Birthday ecards that are easily accessible online can be humorous, sentimental, romantic, and cute. E-cards are vibrant greetings tailor made for the special people in your life, that are wonderful to discover in your email inbox. And they are easy to send to others too. Virtually everyone nowadays has an email address. And most ecards are free or cost less than convention paper cards. Sending ecards is simple, and can arrive at their destination in a matter of seconds. And you can schedule ecards to arrive at any day you wish, even weeks from now. E-cards also allow you to add your own personal message, and select the color background and foreground you wish. You can even change the frames on many of them, or include a photo in them. Plus there are zillions of ecards to choose from. At Hallmark for example, they have all kinds of cards for any occasion besides birthdays. You can send someone a card because it's Monday, or because someone likes chocolate, or for no reason at all. You can even send someone a belated happy birthday ecard, in case you do forget. You can send ecards to anyone from your spouse to your grandparents. The only requirement is that the other person has an email address. Also, many of the ecards are animated. Some are interactive and are like little games you can play. Kids love ecards, so sending them Happy Birthday ecards will delight them for sure.
Most online ecards are free, but some you have to pay for. I've seen both kinds, and the paid ecards are more elaborate with animation, but they aren't always better than the free ones. Some paid ecards are quite decorative though, so it pays to look around at the various ecards to find the best one to send. As for me, I love getting ecards in the email, especially for no reason. It really makes me feel there is someone out there who cares enough to send it. So there's no reason to think that if you send someone an ecard, even a free one, that they won't appreciate your thoughtfulness.