A new moon, a new animal, a new color, a new year: spectacular fireworks and red envelopes and festive celebrations welcome them, and so do personal greetings maybe sent across the world electronically. Here are some favorite Chinese New Year e-card sites.
(Updated January 2012)
Good luck, good fortune, and a good year: wish all this and more with BirthdayAlarm.com's nicely animated Chinese New Year cards.
Wish your Plaxo contacts (or anybody else with an email address, of course) a xīnnián kuàilè with style and simplicity.
Prosper and advance with lots of red and fun and joy from BlueMountain.com Chinese New Year greeting cards.
Beautiful calligraphy and imagery to welcome every animal's year.
Start the new year with pyrotechnics, lanterns and the appropriate animal: American Greetings offers a small and sweet assortment of electronic cards for the new lunar year.
The Chinese New Year cards at Care2 are mostly simple, but they make up for the simplicity — if this ever needs to be made up for — with charm and nicety many times. The selection is big!
Hallmark lets the lion dance in style to drum in the new year, and you can send all your best wishes as well, of course. Zodiac- and animal-themed cards are a given.
They may not always have the right year on their cards (it is only every dozen years that one is dedicated to the snake after all), but don't let that take away from USA Greetings New Year's cards' innocent charm.
In red and yellow: wish a good prosperous fortunate happy year many times over with nice lunar New Year cards from 123Greetings.com.
Neatly drawn and sometimes animated, 1001 Postcards' greeting cards wish a wealthy and happy Chinese new year.
Animated and thoughtful, lively and spectacular — that's what the Chinese New Year cards you can send from Egreetings.com are.
The Cardmaster lets you send a New Year card that allows the recipient to pick their year of birth (in the Gregorian calendar, so those born in January or February need to pay some attention) and will return to the unsuspecting clicker a simple description of their Chinese zodiac sign. Most other Cardmaster cards are just as interestingly animated.