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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/14/2011

Last-minute Valentine's Day cards

By Hayley Tsukayama

Today is Valentine's Day and if this is the first that you're hearing of it, we can help. Lucky for you, you live in the age of the Internet, the best and most forgiving time period for the worst procrastinators.

E-cards cover up your lateness, since they take no time to send and don't betray that you've forgotten a thing. Try downloading Smilebox, which lets you upload photos and customize greetings. Rattlebox has a similar customization feature on its Web site, and lets you send custom messages with video clips.

In terms of more traditional cards, has very few free e-cards, but will let you send as many cards as you'd like with a $12/year subscription. has a similar service for $1.25 a month, though they have a free trial option.

If that's too steep for you, card sites and Yahoo! Greetings offer some registration-required cards for free.

For the snarkiest among you, turn to Awkward Valentines, a site with occasionally NSFW celebrations of how difficult love can be or for tongue-in-cheek expressions of love such as, "Nothing Steve Jobs ever creates could replace you fully in my life."

Oh, so sweet.

Have other sites to recommend? Help out the procrastinators and tell us in the comments.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 14, 2011; 10:59 AM ET
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123Greetings rocks! No subscription, no registration .. just choose a card and send. The value added services like the reminders, invites do require registration to ensure the info is safe n secure.

Posted by: JessicaOpal | February 14, 2011 1:50 PM | Report abuse

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