Archive for March, 2014

Mamafesto

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

It’s almost Mother’s Day- a day where we show our gratitude for all the hard work our mother has put in over the years. This gratitude however, cannot be proven with love alone, oh no. It must be proven (and subsequently measured) in the very real form of the ideal gift and card. A gift and card so ideal, it negates 364 days of smug thanklessness.

Let’s face it, it’s a challenge. Finding the perfect gift and card that says just what you want it to say can be oh I don’t know, hard work… to say the least. We must venture out, in to the cold winds, suffer through inside out umbrellas and scour the shops, because she’s worth it (begrudgingly).

Now, we can’t help you out with the gift side of things but we can most certainly help with the card part, oh yes.

Peacock Mother's Day

A frame from our animated Peacock Mother’s Day Ecard

Or for a message that’s a little less subtle…

Little Birds Ecard

Little Birds Mother’s Day Ecard

 

So for all those after school activities she took you to that you never had any intention of pursuing, take a look through our Mother’s Day Ecards at Katie’s Cards and find something that’s ideal for her.

 

What’s the Point of Mother’s Day?

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

If you’ve ever been tempted to question why we celebrate Mother’s Day, take a look at the video below. It’s been watched over 3 million times (and counting) on YouTube and shared excessively on sites like Facebook and Twitter. So there’s a chance you may have already seen it – but we just couldn’t resist.

Cheeky yet adorable – a dastardly combination, don’t you agree?

Take a look at our Mother’s Day ecards, perfect for reaching Mums near and far – to let them know you’re grateful for all those times they said ‘no’ to cupcakes for breakfast.

Mothering Sunday is celebrated on 30 March in the UK this year and on the 11 May in the US.

Pour Another for St Patrick

Friday, March 14th, 2014

We didn’t want St. Paddy’s Day to pass us by without reminding you of some of our fun ecard designs celebrating all that’s grand about the Emerald Isle.

Here’s one for those partial to a pint of the black stuff – including Saint Patrick himself, apparently!

Saint Patrick Ecard

Saint Patrick Ecard

And another to send to those not quite blessed with the luck of the Irish:

 

Pot o' Gold ecard

Pot o’ Gold ecard

And a final proud and patriotic greeting for those lucky enough to call Eire home:

Vintage Harp Ecard

Vintage Harp Ecard

It might not seem the most obvious of occasions to send an ecard but remember if you’re already a member with Katie’s Cards it’s completely free to send as many of our designs, for as many dates in the calendar and to as many people in your address book as you like.

Take this opportunity to reconnect with family and friends in Ireland and beyond. And if you’re not a member, when you join consider subsequent Birthday and Christmas cards taken care of.

We’ll drink to that!

Happy Birthday Month

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

We don’t know if there’s something pumped into the water system each summer but there certainly seems to be quite a few birthdays around this time of year.

And how do we know? Why, Facebook of course!

Yes, there’s been plenty of ‘Happy Birthday(s)’ ‘Hope you’ve had a great day(s)’ and ‘Many Happy Returns’ in our News Feed just lately.

And it seems strange that not so long ago, it was really only your closest friends and family who knew when your special day was.

Now though, everyone can see when your birthday is and even (shock horror!) how old you are. And there’s something quite nice about that. People that you might have lost touch with send a ‘Happy Birthday’ message and you know that your friendship has lasted the years, the many miles and the various address changes between you.

Having said that, sometimes it’s nicer to send something that isn’t so run of the mill. The stock ‘Happy Birthday’ might be ok for acquaintances and work mates that you hardly ever talk to – but for close friends or relatives, you might want to send something a bit more meaningful.

And that’s why as part of your membership with Katie’s Cards you can link up your account with Facebook and post an ecard on their wall to help you stand out amongst a sea of well-wishers. Or, if you’re not one for big public displays of affection, you can send friends and family their Birthday ecard in a private message.

Handy, eh?

Happy Birthday ecard Biplane design

Say Happy Birthday differently – The Final Frame of our Birthday Biplane ecard

And on top of all that, you can sync your account with your Facebook calendar so you can access those all important dates that make the difference between a belated birthday greeting and just a plain, good-old fashioned ‘Happy Birthday!’

Check out our Birthday ecard category and find the perfect greeting for the birthday girl or boy.