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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 New New Year

Friday, January 24th, 2014

If you’re a regular visitor to Katie’s Cards you might have noticed by looking at our homepage that we’ve added a couple more designs to the Chinese New Year category, ready for the celebrations which take place from January 31st.

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New Chinese Scrolls ecard from Katie’s Cards

Why the Long Face?

You might have also seen that the horse features quite heavily in a few of our designs… No we’ve not all turned into hippomaniacs (people obsessed with horses, apparently) but we did think it would be quite fitting as 2014 marks The Year of the Horse in the Chinese Zodiac.

And while we’re here bragging about all our new designs, we might as well tell you that we’re currently in the process of designing a rather special Valentine’s Day card too – so look out for further blog posts on the design process as well as a couple of sneak previews.

Happy Chinese New Year from Katie’s Cards

If you happen to be in London during the most celebrated Chinese festival, take a look at Time Out’s Guide to Chinese New Year 2014.

But wherever you are in the world, we hope you have a very Happy Chinese New Year.

Share Your Appreciation This Thanksgiving

Friday, October 18th, 2013

We have a range of 9 Thanksgiving cards that are the perfect way to show everyone you care.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Ecard

 

This wonderful animated ecard is one of our Thanksgiving cards that can also be used for Christmas! Its seasonal feel and beautiful design is sure to brighten anyone’s day! We also have a game ecards which bring lots of fun and entertainment!

With less than two weeks to go until Thanksgiving, we thought we’d give you some tips on how to get through the day relatively stress free!

  1. Delegate tasks to all members of the family; give everyone one job to do, it not only gets everyone involved and doing things together, it makes life a lot easier for you!
  2. Preparation: There’s a lot to be said for starting to prepare as early as possible! Imperishable  ingredients bought a couple of weeks in advance will take the stress off when everything else needs buying.
  3. Turkey: The most important part of the meal. Make sure you’ve arranged to get your turkey before hand whether its frozen or fresh!
  4. Decoration and guest list: Ensure you’ve invited everyone and find out what they’ll be bringing with them. Also start preparing your decorations which will add a little magic to your thanksgiving.
  5. Don’t forget to wish everyone a happy thanksgiving!

We also have a couple of fun trivia facts!

  • The average person consumes 4500 calories on thanksgiving and 229 grams of fat
  • Pumpkin pie is the most popular pie for thanksgiving
  • 400 million pounds of cranberry is consumed each year!
  • The average Thanksgiving turkey weighs 16 pounds

Share your Thanksgiving stories with us at Katie’s Cards 

Engage the young ones in your family with our new children’s birthday range!

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Did you know the most cited song in the English language is the Happy Birthday song? If you’re looking for some new ideas for a child’s birthday card, we’ve recently been working on a new range of birthday cards featuring a variety of children’s ages. Whether it be for a girl or boy we know you’ll love them so we thought we’d bring you a preview from an original sketch to the final piece!

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Friendly lion 1st birthday ecard initial design sketch

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A bright and exuberant friendly lion to light up any birthday

 

With a range of different ages up and coming in the next couple of weeks let us know what you think about the designs and keep updated on their progress on… www.facebook.com/Katies.ecards

 

International Women’s Day

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Today is International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day was first acknowledged in the early 1900s and its roots lie in the women’s socialist movements. The day became linked with the ongoing struggle of women to tackle discrimination and to gain voting rights. Today, it is an official holiday in countries around the world from Afghanistan to Armenia, from Mongolia to Montenegro.

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On the 8th March, there will be thousands of events around the world which celebrate women’s achievements. You can find information about events near you by clicking here.