Archive for December, 2011

What is your favourite thing about Christmas? 2011.12.21.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Its the most wonderful time of the year….

Hi all,

I hope you are all well and ready for the festive celebrations this year! We’ve  been incredibly busy with the Katie’s Cards corporate e cards this year as well as doing the normal Katie’s Cards stuff and I have to say that I am very much looking forward to a rest!

I love Christmas time so I am planning to really enjoy myself over this break. My most favourite parts of Christmas are very simple – I love the smell of the spices for mulled wine, the cinnamon, cloves and oranges, the roasting turkey and the christmas pudding. I love the feeling that you get when you give someone a gift that you know they will love, I love the quirky traditions you pick up over the years – we always bake a ham for Christmas eve and although its a bit cheesy, I love Christmas songs being played loudly everywhere you go!

What do you love about Christmas?

Katie x

P.s. Remember, ecards are sent instantly so you have bags of time to send out your Christmas e cards to anyone you have missed off your list or recently added to it!

Here is one of my favourites for you:

Our brand new Facebook Application! 2011.12.15

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Hi all,

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new Facebook application which allows you to connect to your Facebook account and send ecards to your Facebook friends AND see birthday reminders from Facebook!

The application is available to members and non-members. Non-members can send cards from the ‘Free e cards’ category of the website and members can send cards from any category.

To use the application as a member to send e cards all you have to do is select an ecard from any category to send, and when you get to the ‘send’ page you will see a Facebook button with ‘Click here to post on Facebook’. When you click this button you will be asked to log into your Facebook account, once you have done this you will see a list of your Facebook friends and you can choose who you want to send the card to. You can post the card on the recipients profile page or send them a message to their Facebook inbox.

To use this application as a non-member you can select any e card from the ‘Free ecards’ section and follow the same instructions as above.

To see your birthday reminders, all you have to do is click on the ‘View your Facebook Reminders’ button on the Katie’s Cards homepage. You will be asked to log into your Facebook account and then you will see a list of your Facebook friends who have birthdays coming up which you can then send a birthday e card to using Facebook or in the traditional way, by sending them an email.

This application has been developed by us to enhance your user experience. We hope that you enjoy using it!

Please comment if you need any help with using the application!

Katie x

p.s. here is our new Nativity Christmas e card that you can send to spread festive greetings!

Still searching for the perfect Christmas gift? Take a look at this years ‘books of the year’ for inspiration. 2011.11.09.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Hi all,

It can be really hard to buy gifts for people at Christmas time. Budget and time does have a huge impact on this. I find that a a good book can be a fantastic gift and don’t usually cost too much.

Here is a link to the Telegraphs ‘Books of the Year 2011‘ to browse through. There is a description of the plot to help you understand what the book is about and pick the right one for your loved ones.

Hope you find this helpful!

Katie x

P.s. here is one of our most popular Christmas e cards for some Christmas inspiration!

Christmas (and all year round) kitchen wisdom. 2011.12.07

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Hi all,

As Christmas is nearing, we all need a few helpful tips which can help us get through the busiest and (in my opinion) one of the best times of the year.

You may remember that I wrote a set of four Christmas tips a few weeks ago, each of them focusing on a particular part of the Christmas season. I have linked to these below:

Christmas Tips 1: Buying Presents

Christmas Tips 2: Planning your Christmas Lunch

Christmas Tips 3: Decorations

Christmas Tips 4: How to Have  a Greener Christmas

I came across some fantastic additional and more general tips on the Nigella website here that I thought you might like. They are submitted to the Nigella website by visitors who are sharing their wisdom and there are some fantastic tips in the list!

I hope you enjoy them!

Katie x

P.s. Here is a Christmas e card from our collection that you might like. You can find and send the ecard by clicking here.

Click here to join Katie’s Cards and begin sending unlimited ecards throughout your membership for a small subscription fee.

Our brand new Christmas e card. 2011.12.05

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Hi all,

Christmas is well on its way and to celebrate here is another brand new Christmas e card that we have added to the collection. We’ve already had a very positive response to it, so I do hope that you like it too.

Let me know what you think!

Katie x

Click here to become a Katie’s Cards member today and send unlimited ecards during your membership period in return for a small subscription fee.

Have your seen our new “Runaway Turkey’ Christmas e card game? 2011.12.02

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Hi all,

I hope you’re all well and enjoying the start of December!

Have you seen our new Christmas e card game yet, if you haven’t, then take a look. Its called ‘Runaway Turkey’ and its great fun!

The game consists of a turkey running away from a hungry farmer. The aim of the game is to help the turkey escape by jumping over various obstacles that pop up as it runs trough a Christmas landscape.

Runaway Turkey e card game from Katie's Cards

Runaway Turkey e card game from Katie's Cards

Why don’t you give it a try now and see how good you are? You can try it out by clicking here.

What do you think of it?

It joins our popular ‘Turkey Breakout’ series. We always get very positive comments about them, but thought it would be good to make an interactive game ecard this time. I think it is a great option to send to children or those who like games and acts as a card and a gift in one!

Katie x