We created Tendr one summer, after going to an impressive number of graduations, weddings, and other milestones for our friends and family. During those few months, we observed something interesting: people like to give and receive money. (Pretty brilliant, right?) In fact, people have been giving money as a gift for centuries. Today, money is the most requested gift for life’s big occasions.

The problem is, not much has changed in terms of how cash gifts are given, which is usually something like this: Someone you care about is celebrating something wonderful, and you’d like to give them a little money. So you track down your checkbook and write a check. Then, you go to the card store and pick a generic, over-priced card off the shelf. After that, you go to the post office to get a stamp, and then send it via snail mail. (By the way, are you sure you have the recipient’s current address?) Hopefully the check doesn’t get lost or damaged. Hopefully the recipient cashes it in a reasonable amount of time.

If you’re on the receiving end, it might go something like this: Your friends and family were generous enough to send you money for your celebration. A few weeks after the event, when the dust has settled, you track down all the checks and cash. Then you make a note of who gave you what, and you go to the bank, where you stand in line to make a deposit. Then you write the thank you notes, go to the post office to get stamps, and drop them in the mail.

Call us crazy, but that seems like a whole lot of steps for something that could be much more simple, personal and beautiful.

We created Tendr because we knew there had to be a better way to give and receive money for life’s important celebrations.

We hope you enjoy it.

Design Matters

The importance of great design is one of our core beliefs. We value design not just as window dressing but as an essential component of everything we do. It informs every element of the Tendr experience from the moment a guest comes to our site through the sending of the final thank you card. Our commitment to design is perhaps most visible in our work with the extraordinary group of artists and designers who create our cards. We are thrilled to work with such a talented group and showcase their work to our users.

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For Gift Recipients
No fees or charges.
Unlike other gift and registry services, we never charge gift recipients. It’s your money, you should be able to keep all of it.
Secure and fast funds.
Don’t worry about misplaced or damaged checks. With Tendr, all your money goes right to your bank account quickly, where it’s ready for you to use how you’d like. We even help you keep track of who sent you money, and how much they sent.
Free Thank You cards.
Let your friends and family know how much their gift means to you. Tendr lets you quickly send beautiful and personal thank you cards. For free.
For Gift Givers
Give safe and simply.
No more going to a card store, buying a stamp, or finding a mailbox. Sending a gift on Tendr takes a few minutes and you will never have to worry about lost checks again.
No waiting no hassle.
With Tendr, your cash gift is sent quickly from your bank account or credit card, and is available to your recipient right away. No waiting for checks to clear. No going to the card store. No snail mail.
Unique cards by unique artists.
We work with artists we admire to create one-of-a-kind cards. What’s more, we share a portion of every transaction with them, so they can keep doing what they love.
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