Archive for January, 2013

Chinese New Year ecard from KatiesCards.com [Sneak Peak]

Monday, January 21st, 2013

The team at Katie’s Cards has been busy designing new ecards for 2013. We have a new Chinese New Year ecard in production so I wanted to give you a sneak peak of what it will look like. If you like the look of it then it will be available for you to send for the Chinese New Year celebrations on Sunday 10th February 2013.

 

Koi Carp Chinese New Year ecard from KatiesCards.com

Koi Carp Chinese New Year Ecard

 

The Koi Carp Chinese New Year e-card is zen-like in its tranquility and  beauty. See the fish swim gently around the lillpads before wishing your friends best wishes for the Chinese New Year.

I will let you know when it’s released and available on the KatiesCards.com website, I hope you will enjoy it.

Katie’s Friday Favourites – Floral Birthday Ecard

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Today marks the start of a new series of blog posts called Katie’s Friday Favourites.

Each week I want to highlight an ecard that I love or that is popular with our customers. I hope you enjoy my choice.

My KatiesCards.com Ecard of the week

'Floral Birthday' birthday e card from www.katiescards.com

‘Floral Birthday’ birthday e card from www.katiescards.com

 

 

 

With Christmas season behind us it’s time to plan out 2013 and the major celebrations to mark with ecards to our friends and family. One celebration that we all mark is our birthday, so this week I have picked one of my floral birthday ecards for you to enjoy. This ecard reminds me of Spring which, although a few months to go, always brightens my day.

Check out our range of birthday ecards and let me know which is your favourite ecard?

 

3 ways to save money on your wedding using KatiesCards.com

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Weddings are expensive. As the average wedding now costs nearly $27,000 any way you can save money, especially in these times, is helpful. KatiesCards.com e-cards can save you money and help save the environment, by using ecards instead of paper in your wedding organisation.

Here are 3 ways that KatiesCards.com can help you reduce your costs when organising your wedding:

1. Save the Date Ecards

'Save the date' wedding ecard from www.katiescards.com

‘Save the date’ wedding ecard from www.katiescards.com

Congratulations! You have a date when you plan to get married so you need to get the message out to your friends and family as quickly as possible.

With KatiesCards.com you can quickly send a Save The Date e-card to everyone that you plan to invite to the wedding. As an e-card is received almost instantly your guests can add the date to their diary immediately and make sure they can come to your big day.

2. Wedding Invitations

Wedding Day Hats

Wedding Day Hats

At KatiesCards.com you can also use ecards to send out your wedding invitations. Select from a range of beautiful invitation e-cards, customise the message and then send to your guests, what could be simpler.

3. Thank you notes

'Dinner Plate' Thank you ecard from www.katiescards.com

‘Dinner Plate’ Thank you ecard from www.katiescards.com

After your wedding you need to send thank you notes to all your guests. This can be a time-consuming and manual task, so why not use KatiesCards.com to send out thank you ecards to everyone. Select from our great range of e-cards, send personalised messages and soon all of your thank you cards are done.

So KatiesCards.com can save you alot of money and time with your wedding planning. What’s more, as a member you are not limited to use our service just for your wedding. For the same membership fee you can send brithday ecards, Christmas ecards and, even, Valentines Day ecards – all for one price.

Congratulations on your engagement, KatiesCards.com looks forward to helping you save money on your wedding day.

When is Chinese New Year 2013?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Chinese New Year lantern festival Ecard

Chinese New Year lantern festival Ecard

Chinese New Year 2013 is on Sunday 10th February 2013. Celebrate the new year by sending your Chinese New Year e-card greetings using KatiesCards.com.

According to Wikipedia, Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese calendar. The origin of Chinese New Year is itself centuries old and includes several myths and traditions – it’s also known as the ‘Spring Festival’. Chinese New Year is a public holiday in many countries where a significant Chinese population lives.

In the Chinese zodiac there are 12 yearly cycles each represented by a different animal. 2013 is the year of the Snake.

Chinese New Year ecard

Chinese New Year ecard

KatiesCards.com can help you celebrate the Chinese New Year with your friends and family with a range of different ecard designs to suit every taste.

Enjoy celebrating Chinese New Year 2013 and the year of the Snake.

Valentines Day – 1 month to go!

Monday, January 14th, 2013
Valentine Flowers Ecard

Valentine Flowers Ecard

Valentine’s Day is now less than 1 month away. For many people Valentine’s Day is about their husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend and buying them a special gift and a card. Sending an ecard for Valentines Day wouldn’t be something that everyone would consider.

Many years ago when visiting the US I was surprised to be given a Valentines Day card from a friend. Their intention was not romance but one of friendship. I don’t know if this was unusual, but I remember thinking that the sentiment was wonderful. Telling someone close to you that you care for them and that you’re thinking of them is something that is often forgotten.

Unfortunately, there is no friends day, Sisters day or Brothers day to appreciate the people in your life. There is no special day to wish all the wonderful people in your life your best wishes and love. I think it’s important to think about and tell these people that you care and that you think of them.

A brand new Valentines Day e card from Katie's Cards

A brand new Valentines Day e card from Katie’s Cards

So with less than 1 month to go before Valentine’s Day why not think about sending a Valentine’s Day ecard to those people that are precious in your life. The people that don’t have a special day but would really like to hear that you are there to care and support them.

The Valentines Day ecards at KatiesCards.com are suitable for your friends and family and, of course, your romantic partner too.

Share your love this Valentine’s Day to everyone you care for. Best wishes.

3 Great Birthday E-Cards from KatiesCards.com

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Every day of the year is someone’s birthday. Here are three great birthday e-cards from KatiesCards.com that help you share your birthday greetings.

3 Great Birthday E-Cards:

1. Birthday Cake Maker

Birthday Cake Maker - a birthday e-card from KatiesCards.com

Birthday Cake Maker - a birthday e-card from KatiesCards.com

This Heath Robinson invention prepares, bakes and makes the perfect birthday cake. This intricate contraption whirrs and chugs to finally finish the cake and reveal your birthday wishes, great for all ages.

Preview: http://www.katiescards.com/preview/birthday-cake-maker

2. The Birthday Bear

Birthday Bear - a birthday e-card from KatiesCards.com

Birthday Bear - a birthday e-card from KatiesCards.com

If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise. This charming birthday e-card shows a Teddy Bear tucking into his birthday picnic, including lots of sweets and cake, and wishing you a very happy birthday.

Preview: http://www.katiescards.com/preview/the-birthday-bear

3. Cake Game

Birthday Cake Game e card girl

Using traps and obstacles, stop the cake scoffing monsters eating your cake. This delightful birthday e-card game will amuse and interest both boys and girls of different ages. Have fun.

Preview: http://www.katiescards.com/preview/cake-game-boy3

How long can you keep sending New Year ecards?

Friday, January 11th, 2013
New Year Fireworks ecard

New Year Fireworks ecard

There always seems to be a desperate rush to send messages, texts and emails at New Year. People try to call and speak to their loved ones as soon as the clock strikes midnight, or so it seems. Phone, Social Networks and email inboxes get very busy in the hours after New Year.

Don’t worry if you haven’t managed to say Happy New Year to your loved ones, it’s not too late. Send friends, family and colleagues plenty of messages and don’t worry that we are moving away from the 1st January. The New Year celebrations extend into January.

Here is our full New Year e-card range.

Every subscription at KatiesCards.com allows you an unlimited amount of e-card sends so send your New Year messages, birthday greetings, thank you cards, new home – and the list goes on.

Can e-cards help you achieve your goals in 2013?

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

New-Year-Lights-2013

January is a natural time to reflect, to turn over a new leaf and to (hopefully) build new habits. We all start with good intentions but they can fade over time.

Psychologists suggest that telling your friends and family of your New Year’s resolutions can help build motivation and new habits. The peer pressure, or the feeling that you have promised something seems to maintain the healthy habits we start.

Did you know that e-cards, specifically KatiesCards.com e-cards could help you in this process?

Here’s how:

  1. Send KatiesCards.com e-card messages to all your friends and family saying what you are planning to do, whether that is losing weight, exercising at the gym or giving up smoking. Ask them for their support and that you will keep them informed of your progress.
  2. Regularly, perhaps every 1-2 weeks, send them an update on your progress using e-cards. Let them know what you have achieved, what went well and the times when you struggled.
  3. Your messages and the habit of reporting back to your contacts will help motivate you and give you support from people who all want you to succeed.

You could use Note Cards e-cards to send these messages. Start changing your life now and use KatiesCards.com to help support you.

Good luck.

Say Thank you with KatiesCards.com

Monday, January 7th, 2013

With Christmas and New Year finished the task of saying thank you looms on everyone’s to-do list. With postage costs and friends and family spread across the World saying thank you for your gifts can be an expensive, and laboriousness task.

Why not make your life a little easier and send out your thank you e-cards instead. So use KatiesCards.com thank you e cards to quickly and easily say thank you to everyone who has bought you a present.

Say thank you using Thank You Ecards

Jungle Thank You e-card from KatiesCards.com

Jungle Thank You e-card from KatiesCards.com

Look at our range of Thank you e-cards

Select the one you want and send via email or Facebook

Say thank you using Note Cards

A little note to say - Note Card e-card from KatiesCards.com

A little note to say - Note Card e-card from KatiesCards.com

Look at our range of Note Cards

Select the one you want and send via email or Facebook

Using KatiesCards.com couldn’t be easier – and is much faster and cheaper than paper cards. A few minutes in front of your computer and the job is done.

Our Top 3 E-Cards of 2012

Friday, January 4th, 2013

The end of the year is always a time to reflect and look back on the year that was 2012. We’ve had a look through all the e-cards sent this year and have compiled our top three e-cards of 2012.

Here are our Top 3 E-cards of 2012:

1. Birthday Cake Maker

Birthday Cake Maker - a birthday e-card from KatiesCards.com

Birthday Cake Maker - a birthday e-card from KatiesCards.com

This fun and inventive birthday e-card shows an elaborate machine that makes a birthday cake. E-cards for birthdays are very popular but this one beat them all.

Preview: http://www.katiescards.com/preview/birthday-cake-maker

2. Christmas Cottage

Christmas Cottage Ecard

Christmas Cottage Ecard

This beautiful and elegant Christmas ecard looks like a chocolate box cover. With a traditional greeting this e-card captures the magic of Christmas and gives the viewer a warm and nostalgic glow.

Preview: http://www.katiescards.com/preview/christmas-cottage

3. Turkey Olympics

Turkey Olympics Xmas Escape

Turkey Olympics Xmas Escape

Not surprisingly our Turkey Olympics Christmas e-card proved to be a big hit in 2012. The London Olympics of 2012 was a definite highlight here at KatiesCards.com – it was great to see the Torch relay and Cycling near to our office.

Preview: http://www.katiescards.com/preview/turkey-olympicsxmas

2012 has been fun and our top 3 e-cards for the year include classics and new designs.

Which is your favourite?

What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2013?

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

It’s that time of year again when we review what we’ve achieved and think about our resolutions and goals in 2013.

New-Year-Lights-2013

I don’t know about you but at this time of year I always think about my family and friends. The good times we shared, the memories I will always treasure and all of the celebrations we attended.

It’s important to share our love, best wishes and our thoughts with those we care about and, in the rush of work or home life, it’s all too easy to forget. So, in 2013, I will be making this one of my New Year’s resolutions – to keep in contact and to make sure that people know that I care about them.

Of course I will be using ecards, amongst our things, to keep in touch, to celebrate birthdays, holidays and to say thank you. If you’re interested, take a look at the full range of Katie’s Cards e-cards to see the variety of ecards available for different occasions throughout the year.

What are your resolutions for 2013?