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How to send an eGift card with Evite!

Card with "You're amazing" written on it next to a Starbucks eGift card.

Giving a gift is a wonderful way to celebrate someone, whether it’s for a major occasion like their birthday, a gift-giving time like the holidays or just because you want to make their day a little brighter! eGift cards are a wonderful way to easily send someone a thoughtful gift in only a few steps, right from your phone or computer, especially when you send one via Evite!


Evite offers dozens of eGift cards to top retailers like Target, Sephora, Starbucks, GameStop and Amazon. And we make them more convenient and WAY more fun to send and receive. You can include an eGift card with our digital greeting cards (BTW—the greeting card is free when you purchase it with an eGift card from us) and your recipient can redeem it easily through Evite. Here’s everything you need to know about sending (and receiving) eGift cards!


How to send an eGift card in a few easy steps via Evite

Sending a digital greeting card with an attached eGift card is seamless with Evite. AND, when you purchase a greeting card with an eGift card, your greeting card is FREE! Thought you’d love that. Here's how to customize your greeting card by adding an eGift card to it:

1. Choose a greeting card.

2. Customize your greeting card with an envelope, liner, stamp, background and stickers.

Video showing how to customize a greeting card.

3. Choose the eGift card you want to send. 

4. Select an amount for your eGift card.

Video showing how to add an eGift card.

5. Add your recipient(s).*

6. Customize your card message(s).

Video showing how to customize a message in a greeting card.

7. Review your card and make changes (if needed).

8. Choose when you want your card to be delivered (you can send it instantly or schedule for a later delivery date).

9. Complete your purchase!


That’s it! Evite will deliver your eGift card and greeting card on the date you choose via the delivery method selected. We’ll also send you an email to let you know when it’s delivered, and you can check your “My Events” page on Evite to see when it’s been opened! Easy, right?


*Evite offers multiple features on this step to make gifting even simpler. You can send your eGift card via email or text, and add a new recipient, import recipients, or use a past guest list if you’re sending a gift to the people you’ve partied with before. You can also send the same greeting card and eGift card to multiple people in one transaction! The greeting card and eGift card will be the same for everyone on your list, but you can personalize your message to each recipient. We highly recommend taking advantage of this feature if you’re sending eGift cards to your colleagues or as thank yous to your guests!


Tips on sending eGift cards from Evite

Choose a greeting card that’ll make them smile

The first step is to find a greeting card that matches the occasion, like a birthday card, teacher appreciation card, Christmas card, holiday card or thank you card. Then, find a card design that suits your recipient’s personality and style, and customize it with an envelope, liner, stamp, stickers, background and a personal message. 


Find an eGift card that matches their interests

Do they love fashion? Trying new restaurants? Decorating their home? There are eGift cards for every interest and person imaginable! All you need to do is think about your recipient and what they’re into and gift them something that speaks to it. Some of our top picks:

For the fashionista: H&M with this card 

Happy Birthday card with a pink fashion doll box design.

For the fitness lover: lululemon with this card

Animated card with #1 foam fingers on it.

For parents-to-be: Baby Gap with this card

Card with funny saying about babies on it.

For teens: Sephora with this card 

Animated card with a pastel disco ball on it.

For kids: Build-A-Bear Workshop with this card

Birthday card with a slice of cake and "Happy Birthday to you!" written on it.

For co-workers: Starbucks with this card 

Colorful card with "Treat thy self" written on it.

For teachers: Target with this card 

Animated card with colorful confetti and "Best teacher ever" written on it.

For college students: DoorDash with this card 

Animated card with ribbon confetti and "Congrats" written on it!


Choose the right time (and delivery method) to send your eGift card

You can opt to send your eGift card instantly (we’re looking out for you, last-minute gifters) or schedule it to be delivered at a later date. Either way, your recipient need never know when you actually chose their gift!


Fun fact: You can send eGift cards from Evite via email or text! While sending eGift cards by email is still wildly popular, sending one via text is a great way to ensure it doesn’t end up buried in your recipient’s inbox.


Write a personal message that will melt their heart

Of course, they’ll love your gift. But writing a thoughtful message to them adds the personal touch every gift needs. Consider mentioning why you chose the eGift card you chose, how much they mean to you, how you hope they’ll enjoy the gift and that you’ll see them soon. If it’s a thank-you gift, include specifics around what you’re thanking them for. 


A little inspo to get you going:

Adult birthday:

Cheers to another year around the sun, ____! Here’s a drink (or two) on me. ;)


Kids’ birthday:

Happy birthday, ___! I know you have an epic video game collection, but I know there’s room for more!


Teacher appreciation:

Dear, ____, I just want to say thank you for being the best teacher ever! No one deserves this coffee more than you!


Baby shower:

Congrats, ____! I can’t wait to meet the little one (and see what cute outfits you choose for them)!


Wedding:

So happy for you and ___! I know you’ve been waiting ’til after the wedding to renovate your home, so I hope this helps make your dream kitchen come true sooner. <3


Graduation:

Congrats, _____! Now that you’re headed off to join the workforce, it’s time to upgrade your wardrobe. :D


Holiday:

Happy holidays to you and your family! In addition to your end-of-year bonus from the company, I’d like to personally thank you with a small token of my appreciation for being an amazing team member. Your hard work is truly invaluable!


Evite eGift card FAQ

How do eGift cards work?

eGift cards work just like physical gift cards, only they’re digital so recipients don’t have to worry about losing them or forgetting them when they’re ready to shop. You can purchase eGift cards from Evite to use at dozens of retailers and restaurants. Once your recipient redeems their eGift card via Evite, they can use it online or in person at the retailer or restaurant the eGift card is for. All they need to access it is their phone or the internet, and they’re ready to enjoy your gift to them. Pro tip: Screenshot your redemption page with your eGift’s barcode and info if you’re planning to use it in person. That way, you’ll have it handy when it comes to showing it to the cashier.


Why should you send an eGift card as a gift?

There are so many great reasons why eGift cards are excellent gifts, including:

  1. They’re convenient—for the sender AND recipient. You can send and receive them right from your phone or computer, and the recipient can use theirs online or in person.
  2. They’re customizable. From the retailer or restaurant they’re valid for to the amount you give, you can find eGift cards for all your friends and family. You can also include a personal message to your recipient(s). And when you pair them with one of Evite’s greeting cards, you can really turn your eGift card into a moment they’ll cherish long after they use your generous gift.
  3. They’re affordable. As mentioned above, you can choose to spend exactly the amount you want, and you don’t have to waste money on gas or shipping charges.
  4. They’re always the right size. If your recipient is a fashionista, but you aren’t sure of their size/current most-wanted trend, an eGift card allows them to find exactly what they want.
  5. They’re fun and trendy and people love receiving them! While eGift cards are undoubtedly a fantastic option from a gift-giver’s perspective, they’re also just as welcome to a recipient as well. With an eGift card, the recipient is guaranteed to end up with something they’ll truly enjoy, all while still feeling warm and fuzzy about receiving a present from someone.


Who can you send eGift cards to?

Simply put—anyone! They’re especially popular for people celebrating birthdays, grads getting ready for the next step in their lives, teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week, employees during the holidays, and friends who deserve a little, “Hey, you’re fabulous!” pick-me-up. 


How can a recipient redeem their eGift card?

Evite will email or text recipients the exciting news that they’ve received an eGift card (along with the name of the person sending the gift) and provide detailed instructions on how to redeem their gift on Evite.com. A few important things to note:

  1. Recipients do not need an Evite account to redeem their eGift card from Evite.
  2. Evite uses mobile verification, so recipients must have a valid U.S. or Canada mobile phone number.
  3. eGift cards cannot be redeemed on the Evite app. 


If they need assistance with their eGift card, our Customer Service team will be happy to help!


Long story short, eGift cards are an awesome gifting option, and we’re so excited to make giving and receiving them even more exciting and fun! Want to take the celebrating beyond the gift (epic though it may be)? Plan a party to remember using one of Evite’s birthday or holiday invitations!

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What makes Evite Signup Sheets different from Signup Genius?

Developed hand-in-hand with community organizers, PTA presidents, parents, and teachers, Evite's sign-up sheets are designed to make organizing volunteers a breeze. Here are a few ways Signup Sheets are different than Signup Genius:

  • 100% Free: Signup sheets are free to use
  • Ad-Free: No popup ads ever! Our sign-up sheets remain clutter-free, keeping your volunteers focused on signing up.
  • No Extra Login Required: Seamlessly use your Evite account to create and manage sign-up sheets, keeping all your events in one convenient location.
  • Automatic Reminders and Notifications: Stay on top of your event with automated reminders and notifications for you and your participants. Perfect for busy parents, teachers, and anyone juggling multiple commitments.
  • Customization Options: Tailor sign-up sheets to your specific event, whether it's a school fundraiser, potluck, volunteer opportunity, or team activity. Add custom tasks, time slots, and requirements for smooth coordination.
  • User-Friendly Experience: Our intuitive interface makes creating and sharing sign-up sheets simple for everyone, regardless of tech experience.
  • Real-Time Updates: Get instant notifications whenever someone signs up or makes a change, so you always know where things stand.

Choose Evite Signup Sheets for the easiest, most streamlined way to get volunteers and signups for your next event!

What is a signup sheet?

Signup sheets are the perfect way to streamline scheduling, volunteer recruitment, class parties, snack duty, potluck organization, parent-teacher conferences and more! You can think of them as your digital assistant for coordinating events and tasks and ensuring that your event is a success.

Evite SignUp Sheets offers parents, teachers and event planners customizable online forms that organizers and volunteers can access and update effortlessly. Volunteers can choose their preferred time slots, sign up for tasks or indicate what they'll bring to the event. It only takes organizers a few minutes to create a signup sheet and send it out with a shareable link, so they can get the word out via text, email or social media—whichever way they prefer! 

Long story short, signup sheets save everyone involved tons of time, avoid scheduling headaches and ensure everything runs smoothly before and during the event.

How do I create a signup sheet?

Creating a signup sheet has never been easier than with Evite! Here’s how to create a sheet that’s sure to make your event an absolute success:

  1. Go to Evite SignUp Sheets and choose the template that best fits your needs. Evite offers multiple signup sheet templates perfect for every occasion, including:some text
    • Signup sheets for standalone events (without different time slots), perfect for when you’re organizing a class party, potluck or end-of-season party.
    • Signup sheets for recurring or multi-day events (without different time slots), perfect for when you’re organizing a meal train, post-game snack duty or during appreciation week.
    • Signup sheets for single or multiple day events (with time slots), perfect for when you’re organizing concession stand volunteers, fundraisers and parent-teacher conferences.
  1. After selecting your sheet template, create a title for your signup sheet and add the date, the location, the time (if applicable), who the organizer is, the organizer’s phone number or email and an optional note describing the event to your volunteers. You can also change your signup sheet background and title image if you wish!
  1. Next, create slots for your signup sheet. If you aren’t logged into your account, you will need to do so at this point, but luckily, you can use your existing Evite account (no need to create yet another login!). What you’ll include here will depend on what your event needs, but you can include a list of what’s needed (along with optional descriptions), how many volunteers are needed, and dates and times.
  1. After creating your slots, you can then add a wish list from any retailer or include supply suggestions from Evite’s retailer partners. These are to help your volunteers find and purchase supplies quickly and easily.
  1. Finally, review your sheet, copy your shareable link and send it out to everyone on your list! Every time a volunteer signs up for a slot on your signup sheet, Evite will email you. We will also send reminders to you and your volunteers before your event so no one will forget about it, and we’ll even let volunteers know if you remove their slot or cancel your event sheet so you don’t have to!

What information should be included on a signup sheet?

When it comes to signup sheet information, there are some essentials to include regardless of what you’re organizing:

  1. A title for your signup sheet. Tip: Aim to keep your signup sheet title concise but clear. You want volunteers to read it and have a general understanding of what your event is about, and also make it easy for them to look for later if they need to reference your sheet again. You have the option to include a more descriptive note in a different field about your event, so save the more in-depth details for that!
  1. When and where the event is taking place. 
  1. The organizer’s name and phone number.
  1. Slots for volunteers to choose from. Once you choose the SignUp Sheets template that fits the occasion, the slots you’ll need for your sheet will be right there and ready for you to add the relevant info, such as dates, times, items to bring and tasks to complete. 

When adding your slot information, clearly define what people are signing up for, especially for a what-to-bring list or role assignments. If you want someone to bring healthy snacks for kids to enjoy after a game, specify that. You want your volunteers to feel confident in what they’re bringing and to make it easy for them to know what’s expected of them. It will save them time and stress (and you, too!). That being said, if you make your ask too specific (for example, asking for a hard-to-source item or something expensive), you may not end up with a volunteer for it. So be clear about what you expect, but also be reasonable!

Aside from providing the basic signup information, you can also add optional descriptions to both your entire signup sheet and individual slots. While not required, they can help guide your volunteers further and provide more information. You can add information about allergies, preferences and general info about the event. You can also add a wish list to make it easier for your volunteers to bring exactly what you need!

What are the benefits of using a signup sheet template?

Signup sheet templates offer a ton of advantages for both organizers and volunteers and with Evite SignUp Sheets, you'll enjoy even more benefits than other digital and paper signup sheets! Some benefits our signup sheet templates offer include:

  • A 100% free experience (no subscriptions required!).
  • Shareable links for quick and easy sharing.
  • No need to create another login—you can use your existing Evite account.
  • The option to add a wish list to help your volunteers out.
  • Automatic reminders—we’ll remind everyone on your behalf.
  • An easy-to-use experience with eye-catching guided templates.
  • Clean, modern designs with no pop-up ads.

With Evite SignUp Sheets, you can enjoy organizing and coordinating all your events with ease. Signup sheets streamline the signup process for everyone involved, ensuring that everything will go to plan on the day of your event while saving you precious time in the process.

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