What we charge


• Our fee to run the initiative is 5%
• PayPal’s fee to process donations securely is 3.4% +20p

Example on a donation of £10.00

• PayPal’s 3.4% plus 0.20p = 54p
• Our 5% = 50p
• Total = £8.96
• With Gift Aid – £8.96+25% = £11.20

Free for charities

Charities fundraise on our feature-packed platform with no setup-cost or monthly fee.

As innovators of our unique donation in lieu of cards model and a widely trusted organisation, we believe in being fully transparent about our fees and pricing.

Gift Aid

If your charity has activated our Gift Aid feature, after you make your donation you will be presented with the option to provide your details to process Gift Aid.

Your charity can then claim 25p Gift Aid on every £1 donated, meaning that they can receive over 100% of your original amount given.

Your information is only accessible by your charity via a secure download. We're a light-hearted alternative to greeting cards, but we take data protection very seriously.

Processing times and what you are charged

DontSendMeACard makes each payment instantly. Meaning that charities receive donations right away.

You are never charged any additional amounts. You simply donate the amount that you want to and that's all that you will be charged.

E-cards vs charity cards

We stand against the tiny percentages charity cards give and print-on demand sites who force a donation on top and keep 100% of the print profit for themselves in the name of 'charity cards'.

Charity listing


We charge nothing to our charity partners to access the platform.

• A new income stream with donations in lieu of cards
• Raise funds for occasions year round
• Add to your Christmas fundraising efforts

There's no monthly-fee or setup fee for charities. Our feature-packed dashboard is a comprehensive fundraising tool for donations in lieu of cards. Features include:

• Upload your own charity artwork
• Control the preset donation amounts on each page
• Access to our dedicated charity resources section with promotional assets you can use
• Card performance tool so you can see which of your designs have performed the best

Charity customisations

Charities can use our dashboard at no cost. We have additional paid customisation options available to enhance your campaign:

Branded mail template

We can tailor the email template that recipients receive to brand to your charity style guide.

Custom landing page

We can provide you with a custom landing page featuring your banner design and colours for the UI.

E-card design

We can design custom e-cards for your charity.

Please enquire or find our rate card in the charity account dashboard.

Corporate customisations

Corporate Christmas e-card

If you are a company that would like to use your own branded Christmas e-card design, we can upload this to our system for you. We charge £50 for this service. *Please note this option is for companies wishing to send e-cards – charities fundraising can upload their artwork for free.

• Supply a 600x600 pixel e-card image
• JPEG or looping animated GIF file
• Receive a custom order URL featuring your artwork

After supplying your artwork we will send you a custom URL to place your e-card order. Please tell us which of our listed charities you wish to support when sending us your design. Supply your artwork.

What we do

What we do for our 5% fee

DontSendMeACard is a collaboration between graphic and web development agencies Future Imaging and Web Engineer, both based in Exeter.

We’ve spent considerable time and resources building a high-performing web application that offers an easy-to-use interface, with a secure payment gateway, and a host of tools for promoting and facilitating online giving.

We’re excited to be able to offer a solid platform that users can easily send e-cards and donate on special occasions in replacement of greeting cards. Running the website has overheads. Including:
• Building, continually refining, and monitoring the website
• Creating new features for users, charities and companies to raise funds with
• Customer support
• Promotional costs

Lastly we are continually building relationships with new charities and organisations, and developing website content including videos, blog posts, and imagery to communicate what it is and how it can be used. All of this involves office overhead.