4th of July eCards

Send an ecard to loved ones and wish them "Happy 4th of July" on this most American days of all!

Share the spirit of this special day with family and friends by sending them an online greeting. With beautifully created ecards showing the glory of the Stars and Stripes, the Statue of Liberty herself, or with quotes by Benjamin Franklin it is easy to wish everyone a “Happy Independence Day”.


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  • No monthly charges
  • Send unlimited ecards by email
  • Make your own cards
  • Always full-size ecard view
  • Ecards do not expire
  • Recipient can print the ecard
  • No ads on site or in emails
  • Get access to all your sent cards

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What to write in 4th of July day card

Get tips on what to write in a Fourth of July ecard along with tips on what to include and how to make sure that the recipient receives your ecard on the day.

Why Americans celebrate the 4th of July

The 4th of July is a federal holiday, which means many people are given a day off of work. Most people will host barbecues or picnics, attend fireworks displays, or spend the day at one of America’s many beaches or lakes.

There are several special days for Americans: Independence Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Presidents Day are three holidays when Americans celebrate their heritage, but these celebrations are more solemn than Independence Day and are typically set aside as “remembrance days”. The 4th of July, or Independence Day, is a happier celebration in America as it marks the time when the American Colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. This is the time when many Americans consider that their country was “born”, and it is celebrated as a massive birthday party with good food, desserts, barbecues, fresh fruits, and family get-togethers. Often, families will travel together to attend a large concert or fireworks display, or event. Many towns and cities have their own celebrations which will include fairs and festivals, parades, and Americana decorations.  

For those who cannot be with their families to celebrate Independence Day, ecards are a great solution to show how much you care.

What to write in 4th of July ecards

“Happy Independence Day” and “Happy 4th of July” are typically how 4th of July ecards are begun, but these aren’t the only ways to wish someone a happy Independence Day. The 4th of July is a special day to all Americans, but even more so for soldiers and veterans, because it is a day when we take time to appreciate the sacrifices they have made for our freedoms. A card to a veteran might begin with, “Thank you for your service”, or “You make me proud to be an American”. Here are five quotes to begin Independence Day ecards:

  • All great change in America begins at the dinner table ~ Ronald Reagan
  • America means opportunity, freedom, power ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death ~ Patrick Henry
  • Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country ~ John F. Kennedy
  • The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

How to design 4th of July ecards free

Once you have the beginning of your card chosen, it’s time to personalize your Independence Day ecards. You could include a memory from a family trip during the holiday, make a plan to get together later in the summer, and then wish them a happy and safe 4th of July.

After you’ve decided the message of your fourth of July ecard, you need to design the card itself. Many people choose patriotic cards with red, white, and blue colors, flags, or even national monuments like the Statue of Liberty or Mount Rushmore. You will find many design options for happy 4th of July ecards here. Design elements to include in 4th of July ecards:

  • Red, white, and blue colors
  • Flags
  • Top hats with flag designs
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Fireworks

For those who have a special connection to Independence Day, you may want something very unique. In this category, you’ll find many 4th of July ecard ideas. You could also make your own ecard by including a special photo, perhaps a picture of your entire family or friend group at a previous celebration, an image of one of the memorials in Washington D.C., or of a fireworks display. You can make your own fourth of July ecards free.

When to send happy 4th of July ecards

While the 4th of July is a day off for many Americans that doesn’t mean they will have a lot of free time. For those hosting gatherings, the day will be filled with preparations, for those going to an event, there will be preparations to leave. To make sure they receive your greeting and know how much you wish you could be together on this date of celebration, you will want your card to be delivered early in the day. By setting your card to arrive early in the morning, the chances are better that your loved one will receive it when they first check email in the morning. Remember any time zone differences between you and your loved ones when setting the time of delivery. Here are more sending tips for 4th of July ecards:

  • Set the time of delivery for early morning
  • Doublecheck any time zone differences between yourself and the recipient
  • Check the spelling of the email address to ensure the card arrives without any problems
  • Preview the card before sending to correct any errors in the card
  • Click the “Send Now” button

Sending happy 4th of July ecards is a great way to show your loved ones you are thinking of them even if you can’t be together on special occasions. The 4th of July is a happy day filled with celebrations, cheerful events, and remembrance and celebration of our freedoms. Send your happy 4th of July ecards free today!