Archive for February, 2013

March Madness!

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

I am delighted to announce that we will have a fantastic offer running throughout the month of March for new Katie’s Cards members. Any new sign ups selecting a three-month membership will get an extra three months for free! This means six months of unlimited ecards for the equivalent cost of roughly two printed cards.

March offer

Perhaps you’ve been thinking of joining Katie’s Cards or perhaps you’d like to give a Katie’s Cards membership to a friend for their birthday? Either way, to take advantage of this deal simply sign up for a three-month membership here and then email katie@katiescards.com quoting the offer code ‘MARCHMAD13’.

The offer starts at 12am on the 1st March 2013 and will run until midnight on the 31st March 2013. It is open to anyone over the age of 18.

Spring Birthdays

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

There always seem to be lots of birthdays in March and April and we have a selection of beautiful birthday ecards which epitomise the Springtime feeling of this time of year. Hopefully it won’t be too long until the sun starts shining, the flowers start blooming and the lambs start skipping around the field.

March offer

Our Birthday Flowers ecard is one of my personal favourites and it really captures that wonderful springtime feeling. You can view our full collection of birthday ecards here

“309 Days Until Christmas”

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

On a recent trip to Amsterdam, we were tickled by seeing this sign hanging up on the wall of a shop. Christmas is the busiest time of year at Katie’s Cards …  In fact, last year was a record-breaking year in terms of the number of corporate customers we had. Maybe we should get one of these signs to hang on the wall of the office so we can have our own Christmas countdown?

http://www.katiescards.com/ecards/christmas-ecards

Our Christmas Ecards remain on the Katie’s Cards website all year round and so, if you want to be really organised, you can pre-schedule them now to be sent in December 2013…

 

Interesting Mother’s Day Article

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

I recently stumbled across this article about Mother’s Day in National Geographic magazine. It tells the story of Anna Jarvis who, in 1908, fought passionately for Mother’s Day to be observed. However, she resented the consequent commercialisation of the day and was adamant that it should be known as ‘Mother’s Day’ rather than ‘Mothers’ Day.’ For her, it was about celebrating your mother, not all mothers. It’s an interesting account of the history behind Mother’s Day and adds a poignant element to the “brunch, bouquets and bling” that now characterise the day for many people.

If you want to show your mother just how much you appreciate her, then you can send her one of our beautiful Mother’s Day ecards. In the U.K, Mother’s Day falls on the 10th March this year, while in the United States it will be celebrate on the 12th May.

 

Where did Spring go?

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Last week it felt like spring was finally on its way here in London. The days are getting longer, the temperature crept up a degree or two and the sunshine refused to be ousted from the sky by rain or snow. However, the cold weather now seems to be clinging on for a few more days and the sky looks ominously snowy. We thought this image beautifully captured the crisp coldness that has characterised the British winter this year.

Frozen

Why not brighten up this dreary Monday for someone by sending them an ecard just to let them know that you’re thinking of them? It’s sure to warm them up and make them smile even if it’s bitterly cold outside. We have a selection of ecards that you can send someone ‘just because’ that you can find here.

Thank You Ecards

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Whether you want to thank someone for flowers they bought you on Valentine’s Day, you recently had a birthday or you’ve remembered that you haven’t yet thanked someone for a Christmas gift they sent you, we have a selection of ‘Thank You’ ecards on the Katie’s Cards website.

Thank-you-card-image

From note-card style ecards like the one in the image above to cartoon-like animated ecards like this one, we hope that the collection satisfies a range of tastes. You can view all of our ‘Thank You’ ecards here on the Katie’s Cards website.

Mother’s Day

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 10th March and we have a beautiful selection of ecards that you can send to your mother as a token of appreciation. One of my favourites is the ‘Terrace’ Ecard which depicts a tranquil seascape reminiscent of one of the Greek Islands.

 

Mother's Day 'Terrace' Ecard

Mother’s Day ‘Terrace’ Ecard

 

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Mother’s Day ‘Terrace’ Ecard

 

Watch as the watering can helps nurture the plant until flowers bloom and spell out a ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ message. This card is one in a wide-range of Mother’s Day ecards on the Katie’s Cards website and the collection, which you can view by clicking here, caters for various tastes.

“I Love Ewe”

Monday, February 18th, 2013

If you were lucky enough to receive some flowers or a thoughtful gesture on Valentine’s Day then why not send your loved-one an ecard to show how much you care and that you appreciated their efforts?

 I Love Ewe ecard

 

Our ‘I Love Ewe’ ecard provides a humorous and romantic way in which to say ‘thank you’ – try to spot the films that the ecard references. As with all of our ecards, you can personalise this ecard to include your own message and, once you’ve clicked ‘send’, it will arrive in the inbox of the recipient immediately. Click here to view more from our ‘I love you’ ecard collection.

Do you know anyone who got engaged on Valentine’s Day?

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Do you know anyone who got engaged on Valentine’s Day on Thursday? If you do, then why not send them an ecard to say congratulations? They’ll receive your ecard instantly so you can capture that ‘just engaged’ excitement.

 Engagement Ecard

You can find our engagement ecards nestled in between the other wedding ecards on the Katie’s Cards website.

Lovely customer feedback

Friday, February 15th, 2013

One of our users recently gave us this lovely feedback and we wanted to share it with you:

“Thank you for your very interesting newsletter. I’m an Aquarian so it was particularly interesting to me. I love your cards, especially the Chinese New Year card with the beautiful Coy Carp. I’ve sent that one to several of my friends even though we are not Chinese – I had to share it with them … I love your cards and always send them to my friends on the appropriate occasions because I love the art work.”

It’s always wonderful to hear such positive feedback and it’s equally helpful to get feedback from our users. So, if there’s a particular occasion that we don’t have any ecards for or if you’d like to see more ecards in a particular style, then please do get in touch with us. You can send your comments and suggestions to info@katiescards.com.

Additionally, keep your eyes peeled for our monthly newsletter and if you too are a fan of the Coy Carp ecard, you’ll be pleased to know that it will soon be available for you to send as a birthday card!

Katie x

London Fashion Week

Friday, February 15th, 2013

London is buzzing with excitement at the moment, why? Because London Fashion Week starts today. This year, the Autumn/Winter 2013 event runs from Friday 15th February – Tuesday 19th February.

More than 120 designers have descended on London to showcase their work in front of buyers and the media. It’s an inspirational event for anyone interested in the creative arts: fashion designers are always trying to push the boundaries of convention. Somerset House will host a flurry of models, daring new styles and all of the big names in the industry for this five-day fashion extravaganza.

You can find all of the information about the shows and schedules here on the official LFW website.

Don’t panic if you’ve forgotten to send your loved one a Valentine’s Day card …

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

If you’ve forgotten to send your loved one a Valentine’s card then don’t panic! Choose one of the beautiful ecards in our Valentine’s Day range and it will arrive in their inbox instantly. Additionally, you can personalise each ecard with an individual message before sending.

Liquid Love

We have a range of ecards, from traditional images to more humourous ones, that suit a variety of tastes. You can view the full Valentine’s Day collection here.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone here at Katie’s Cards!

Valentine's-Image

Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten to buy your special someone a Valentine’s Day card, we have a lovely selection on the Katie’s Cards website which can be sent and received immediately so your loved one will be none the wiser if you’ve only just bought it. You can view our full collection here.

I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Katie x

Valentine’s Ecard of the Day

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

My Valentine’s Day Ecard of the day is the ‘Robot Love’ ecard. It’s a fun card with a cute story-line and it is certainly unique!

robot-love

You can find our full collection of Valentine’s Day cards here on the Katie’s Cards website.

Who will be your Valentine?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Valentine’s Day doesn’t just have to be about showing your partner how you feel, it’s also a good opportunity to show the many special people in your life that you appreciate them. When I was a child, I remember waking on February 14th to a little handmade gift on my bedside table and, even though I knew it was from my Mum, it made my day.

 Cupid ecard

Some of the Valentine’s Day ecards on the Katie’s Cards website are perfect for parents to send to their children, especially the Cupid’s Aim card. This ecard features an unlikely couple – a spindly giraffe and a stout little warthog – and the fun animation would bring a smile to any child’s face. You can preview the ecard here. It’s an entertaining way to send your Valentine’s Day wishes to one of the people you love, whatever their age may be.

New Valentine’s Day Ecard!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

We are delighted to announce that there is a new Valentine’s Day ecard on the Katie’s Cards website. The new ecard, entitled ‘Liquid Love’, is more abstract than many of the ecards in the Katie’s Cards collection. The warm palette of colours and the patchwork-like blending of the different hues of red and pink are used to illustrate an abstract, atmospheric image and signals a new creative direction for Katie’s Cards.

Liquid Love Ecard

Watch the bubbles of colour dance gracefully across the screen as calming music lulls the shapes together to form a pulsating heart. It’s the perfect way to tell somebody that you care this February 14th.

Valentine’s Day – What’s not to love?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

At the beginning of February, you often begin to hear the annual moans of those who claim to hate Valentine’s Day. With restaurants and some retailers hiking up their prices, and with the expectation of romance weighing heavy, it’s not difficult to see why.

However, what’s so bad about having a day which is about cherishing the people and relationships we love? After all, isn’t it love that makes the world go round? Surely even the Valentine’s day nay-sayers would be secretly happy to receive a little love note on February 14th.

Valentine's-Image

We have a selection of ecards on the Katie’s Cards website which cater for a variety of tastes so go on, pluck up the courage to tell that special someone how you  feel.

Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Everyone knows that one of the best ways to any man or woman’s heart is through their stomach which is why we thought it was a good idea to recommend a couple of romantic recipes for you to impress your loved one with this Valentine’s Day

Red Velvet Heart-Shaped Macaroons

These chic bite-sized sweet treats are not only beautiful but they’re also seriously tasty. Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, they will not fail to impress.

Valentine's Macaroon

Source: http://justbesplendid.tumblr.com/post/366679452/red-velvet-valentine-macaroons

 

Raspberry Ripple Cupcakes

These fun cupcakes are guaranteed to put a smile on the face of anyone who receives them. If you’re feeling brave, you could chop some basil to add to the buttercream to give an unexpected, and surprisingly pleasant, flavour.

Raspberryripple cupcake

Source: http://thecupcakedailyblog.com/valentines-day-raspberry-ripple-cupcakes/

To accompany your edible gifts, why not send an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day Ecard to your loved one. We have a beautiful selection of ecards on the Katie’s Cards website that can be sent all the way up to (and including) the day itself so whilst you may be slightly stressed and covered in flour in the kitchen, you can rest assured that your card will be delivered on time.

Happy Chinese New Year – 恭禧發財

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

The Katie’s Cards team would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a Happy Chinese New Year! Or, in traditional Chinese, 恭禧發財!

Don’t worry if you’ve left it too late to send a card to your friends and family across the world, take your pick from one of our Chinese New Year ecards to send your New Years wishes instantly…

Our full selection of Chinese New Year ecards can be found here.

Katie x

 

New Chinese New Year Ecard on the Katie’s Cards website

Friday, February 8th, 2013

It’s Chinese New Year on Sunday and we’re pleased to announce that there is a new ecard on the Katie’s Cards website just in time for the celebrations.

Koi Carp Chinese New Year Ecard

 

You can personalise this iconic image of carp swimming gracefully around a lilypad-filled pool to send your Happy New Year wishes to family and friends. You can either pre-schedule the sending of the ecard now or you can send it on the day itself and know that it will arrive in the inbox of the recipient immediately, even if they live on the other side of the world.