It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Well, up until it comes to writing out the 100’s of Christmas cards! There’s so much one must do to prepare for the holiday season and the last thing you want to worry about is if your Christmas card will reach the intended parties on time. So what’s the next best thing you can do?
Here is a list of the Top 10 Best eCard Sites on the Internet. Using an eCard site is a great way to save time and money. There’s no need to worry about postage, you just need to make sure you have the correct email address and, presto your Christmas card is delivered instantly! There are many sites out there offering free eCards, but you don’t want to just use any site. Some sites have rather weak cards available, with lame graphics and shoddy copy. So I’ve taken the time to find you the best, from funny to sentimental. You’re sure to find one that’s perfect for your friends and family.
1) eCardia – eCardica has a wide variety of free ecards available, anything from Fruits and Vegetables to Ancient Cities to Famous Quotes. Most of the cards on the site are free; they also have announcement, birthday, special occasion, holiday, love, and many more varieties of ecards. If you’d like to become a member of eCardica, you gain access to a lot more fun tools and services, such as a reminders service, contacts, and calendar.
2) Yahoo Greetings – You can choose to sign up for the more expensive ecards, or you can just do what I do and scan for the little “free” text under most of these ecards. Funny ecards, free birthday ecards, Christmas ecards, and more.
3) Someecards – If you’re looking for an irreverent, hilarious, and sometimes off-color ecard to send to someone, then someecards is your best bet.
4) Postcard.fm – A truly unique site that allows you to customize and send your own free ecards with your own images, music (mp3 files only), and messages.
5) WrongCards – These are not the run of the mill ecards that you’ll find here – WrongCards is full of silly, tongue in cheek messages that you can send to friends and family.
6) Hipster Cards – Lots of vintage, “hip” cards here with great designs and images; includes plenty of humor from high right down to the lowest of the low brow.
7) Smilebox – Smilebox is one of my favorite spots for free ecards on the Web. You can choose from hundreds of interesting designs, add your own photos, videos, music, and messages, and then email it, blog it, or print it.
8) Rattlebox – Rattlebox offers a lot more than the typical ecard you might see on most sites – it’s all video here. Simply select a video you like, personalize it, and send.
9) Pingg – Simple and stylish, with many designs available. You can use Pingg not only for free ecards, but also for online invitations, announcements, and party planning.
10) MushyGushy – Select a card or animated video at MushyGushy, and then you can upload a head shot of you or someone else to complete the ecard. It’s a fun way to personalize your message.
Here’s one final site that I’ve recently discovered that can really add to your greetings! It’s fast, free and shockingly easy, says the site. All you do is provide the pictures and the site does the rest. Each video is a fully customized orchestration of user-selected images and music. Check out Animoto to learn more and send what is surely to be the most unique holiday greeting anyone has ever received!