Send money this holiday season

Whether you want to say “Dad, it’s time to retire your shirts from 1987″ or “Here’s a little something to get you started on your good resolutions, sis” – share your holiday greetings with a money transfer that means so much more.

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    Ways to send and receive a Christmas gift of money

    Pay the way you like to send money as a Christmas gift

    Credit1 or debit card


    Via Apple Pay® in our app

    Bank account

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    Transfer money for Christmas with our app

    Send money virtually anywhere for cash pickup in minutes2.

    Check transfer fees3 and exchange rates in advance.

    Track your money transfer conveniently.

    Save time and make repeat money transfers.

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    Why send money as a Christmas gift?

    Even if you’re far away this Christmas you can be a part of the celebration. Simply, send a Christmas gift of money back home with Western Union online services. It’s fast, reliable, convenient, and available anytime, from anywhere.

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    Advantages of sending money online with Western Union

    You can count on Western Union to have your Christmas gift for family delivered when and where it’s needed. Send money online and get access to all benefits we offer this Christmas.

    How to send money online for Christmas?


    Sign up or log in to your profile

    Sign up or log in on or our app. It‘s free and all you need is an email address.


    Choose the amount you wish to send

    Put in the amount you wish to send as a Christmas gift. We’ll show you the transfer fee3 for your chosen sum.


    Choose the payment and payout method

    Transfer money with your bank account, Apple Pay, credit1 or debit card directly to your receiver’s bank account.


    Enter your receiver’s information

    Fill in your receiver’s personal information and the details of their bank account.


    Verify your identity

    If you are sending more than 1000 EUR, we will ask for a photo of your ID card to verify your identity.


    That’s it! Your Christmas gift is on its way

    We’ll take care of the rest. You can track your money transfer and check its status with the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN).

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    How much does it cost to send money as a Christmas gift?

    Your transfer fee3 is calculated based on the amount, destination, payout and payment methods. With Western Union, you can choose whatever suits your budget and what’s convenient for your loved ones to wish a merry Christmas.

    Have questions or need help?

    Contact our Customer Care team or visit our FAQ page for more information.

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    Donate to spread joy this Christmas

    The Western Union Foundation funds programs for underserved populations across the globe. Working with our partners, we advocate for a world where there is more equal opportunity for all. Help us in this mission by making a donation this Christmas.

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    1 If you’re using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment methods.

    2 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. For money transfers made by cell phone, the funds will be paid to the receiver’s mobile wallet account provider so they can then be credited to the account linked to the receiver’s cell phone number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS, account over-limit and cash-out fees. See the transfer form to learn more about restrictions.

    3 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Transfer fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Transfer fees and exchange rates subject to change without notice.