Archive for the ‘Halloween ecards’ Category

The New Ecard is Here!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

As promised, our new Halloween ecard is up on the site and ready for you to view, customise and send. With your Katie’s Cards membership, you can send an unlimited amount of ecards which means you can send this hilarious jokes Halloween e-card to as many people as you like.

Six spooky characters from ghosts to mummies, skeletons, witches and more feature in this Halloween ecard but they’re not here to scare, they’re here to tell jokes!

Click the image below to see the finished product

Halloween Ecard

Click to View our New Animated Halloween Ecard

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

BRAND NEW Animated Halloween Ecard

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

We are very pleased to announce that we have added a brand new animated Halloween ecard to our collection. Our newest addition Halloween ecard has been designed for children and contains 6 Halloween monsters with 6 jokes guaranteed to make them giggle. To get started, we did some sketches based on how we wanted the ecard to look and then we were ready to go.

Initial Sketches of New Halloween Ecard

Initial Sketches of New Halloween Ecard

 

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Initial Sketches of New Halloween Ecard

 

Once the initial sketches have been created, it’s time for us to bring them to light and life. We designed each of our characters and matched them up with the perfect jokes to match their spooky exteriors. Much like the rest of our Halloween ecards, we then bring our characters to life with animation. See for yourself below what you’re in for.

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Sneak Preview of our latest Halloween Ecard

This new ecard is the perfect way for children to wish their friends and family a spook-tacular Halloween! If you’re holding a special event this weekend don’t forget to browse the rest of our Halloween invitation ecards – remember you can send them in an instant so it’s never too late!

The Punniest Halloween Costumes

Monday, October 26th, 2015

These days, a creative costume is essential for success on Halloween. Pre-packaged outfits and witches hats are fine if you don’t mind turning up at a party wearing the same costume as eight other people. Lucky, if you have a creative idea you don’t have to spend a fortune on something to wear. With a few simple props you can create a funny and clever Halloween costume. To help you out on your quest, we’ve found a few ‘pun’ny ideas that we’d like to share.

#1 Cereal Killer

Cereal Killer Costume

Cereal Killer Costume

 #2 Spice Girls

Spice Girls Halloween Costume

‘Spice Girls’ Halloween Costume

 

#3 Radiohead

Radiohead Pun Halloween Costume

Radiohead Pun Halloween Costume

Creative and easy, with costumes like these you’ll definitely look unique. If all else fails and you end up in a costume panic, just ask Google.

Halloween Costume

Halloween Costume

 

If you’re throwing a Halloween spook-fest, don’t forget to browse our collection of Halloween ecards for invitations which are bursting with goblins, ghouls, witches, warlocks and a plentiful supply of pumpkins.

Halloween ecard

Halloween ecard

We have a new animated Halloween ecard coming out for you this week so be sure to stay tuned for all the latest information and updates. It’s not too late to start looking at our selection of Thanksgiving ecards, remember you can schedule them ahead of the date.

Autumn Equinox

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Today is the Autumn Equinox so for all those Autumn Birthdays that may be coming up we’ve got a run down of some birthday ecards from our varied collection.

For the explorers..

Jungle Explorer Ecard

Jungle Explorer Ecard

For those who just love cake…

Birthday Ecards

Birthday Ecards

For the gamers…

ATTACK OF THE CAKE MUNCHERS

Attack of the Cake Munchers Birthday Ecard

Make the most of a Katie’s Cards membership this Autumn because no matter whose Birthday it is, we have something for everyone.

Halloween is just a few weeks away so if you’re planning a party don’t forget to send out your Halloween ecard invitations early to make sure everyone can pencil it in – you can even schedule them today to go out slightly closer to the time.

Do Something Grand

Friday, September 11th, 2015

This Sunday is National Grandparents Day; a day when grandparents are recognised and celebrated for their contribution to the family. Sometimes overlooked for all the love and hard work they put in over the years, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate them and show them how appreciated they are.

Grandparents Day Ecard

Grandparents Day Ecard

So for all the treats they gave you that mum and dad wouldn’t allow, do something grand and show them how much they mean to you with a Grandparents Day ecard. Don’t forget to add your own message to your ecard for an added personal touch. If you’d like to go even further, Age Concern – the charity who brought this day to the UK – are always accepting volunteers for their befriending service.

Lots of big holidays are coming up over the next few months so make sure to sign up for an account with us and send unlimited amounts of Halloween ecards, Thanksgiving ecards, Christmas ecards and more!

Congratulate Their Hard Work

Monday, August 24th, 2015

The last month has seen a lot of nervous students eagerly awaiting results from from the past year of gruesome hard work. With the final batch of results, the dreaded GCSEs, having come and gone last week it’s time for everyone to sigh a breath of relief. So, whether they did great, or not as well as they’d hoped, it’s time to congratulate them on all the hard work and effort they put in and we have some ecards for you below that are perfect for the occasion.

Chalkboard Ecard

Congratulations Ecard

Congratulations Ecard

You Passed!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Exam Congrats Ecard

Congratulations on Exam Results E-card

Congratulations on Exam Results E-card

Each ecard has a blank space for you to customise with your own message letting them know just how how proud you are.

The next few months has a lot going on so check out our selection of Halloween ecards, Thanksgiving ecards and even Christmas ecards. With a selection of fun animations for every occasion, and unlimited sending with a Katie’s Cards ecard membership, sign up now and make the most of what we have to offer.

Long Live the Ecard

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

We saw an interesting article in the paper today that explained how friends and family are opting to send online greetings such as ecards to loved ones as a more creative option for Birthdays. Now we may be a little biased, but with fun, engaging animations on offer for all ages, with the option to customise with your own message, we’re inclined to agree.

So with this in mind we thought we’d unveil our top 3 most popular Birthday ecards just incase you’re looking for a little inspiration. Click on the images to watch the animated versions.

#1 The Cake Maker Birthday Ecard

Birthday Ecards

Birthday Ecards

#2 Birthday Fireworks

Birthday Fireworks Ecard

Birthday Fireworks Ecard

#3 Birthday Flowers

Birthday Flowers Ecard

Birthday Flowers Ecard

 

Don’t forget we have collections of Christmas ecards, Halloween ecards, Invitation ecard, Engagement ecards and more. With a Katie’s Cards membership you can send an unlimited amount of ecards.

Summer Birthdays

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Summer brings an influx of Birthday’s, which means one thing; getting creative when planning the celebrations. With just a few bits and pieces, it’s easy to create an outdoor oasis to make the most of the warm weather, and gather a few friends and family together. After looking around for inspiration, we found a couple of great ideas for an evening or daytime event.

Garden Party

Photos courtesy of, http://tinyurl.com/cmrrvus & http://tinyurl.com/ot2yefc

For an evening meal or gathering, you can go a long way by adding a few simple features to a garden or park. Buntings, mason jars, candles and some string lights make any outdoor space a great place to celebrate. On the other hand, if you’re planning a daytime Birthday, a few cushions, blankets and scarfs can make a great relaxation spot to gather friends and family and relax.

Ecards

Continuing on in the summery theme, we have an ideal selection of seasonally inspired Birthday ecards. Here are just a couple you could send to loved ones over the coming months.

Fairies Birthday E-card

Fairies Birthday Ecard

Fairies Birthday Ecard

Flowers Birthday Ecard

'Floral Birthday' birthday e card

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

Don’t forget you can pre-schedule all our birthday e cards to go out on the date, or alternatively, send them in an instant. A Katie’s Cards membership allows you unlimited sending on all our ecards for the duration of your membership so remember to check out our selection of Christmas ecards, Halloween ecards and more.

 

July 4th Ecards

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Independence Day is just two days away and we wanted to show you a few ways we can help you celebrate it in style. We thought we’d share our July 4th Pinterest board with you which has some great ideas for making themed accessories and foods to match the celebrations.

July 4th Cupcake Idea

July 4th Cupcake Idea

We have a great selection of July 4th ecards that are ideal for reaching out to loved ones you can’t be with on the day.

Katie's Cards 4th July Ecard

Katie’s Cards 4th July Ecard

 

Sending a personalised greeting is a great way to send a message of care to loved ones with some patriotic spirit. View our selection of imaginative animated July 4th ecards here, and Happy 4th July from Katie’s Cards.

Sending is made easy at Katie’s Cards where you can choose to send all our ecards straight away or schedule them to be sent out at a later date. View our Birthday ecards, Halloween ecards and Christmas ecards here.

 

Spooktacular Halloween Cards

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Mid October, the midst of autumn, the leaves are falling, the airs becoming crisp and Halloween is fast approaching! In light of this, we thought we’d give you some help for preparing for your ghostly gatherings.

Katie's Cards Halloween Invite

Katie’s Cards Halloween Invite

This invitation, from our Halloween collection, has fun and spooky little characters that are perfect for charming your guests. If you’re thinking of throwing a dinner party this Halloween, there are some great ideas and recipes for spooky but tasty meals from the BBC food website. Click here for those recipes and get a know how on making the perfect themed food to impress your guests.

BBC Recipe Ideas for Halloween

BBC Recipe Ideas for Halloween

To ensure a fangtasting evening also don’t forget to prepare your pumpkins, costumes, sweets and get a scary movie!

Another new Halloween card! 2012.10.18.

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

We’ve added another creepy card for you to send out to invite your loved ones to your scary get-together.

'Halloween Night' new Halloween e greeting from Katie's Cards

'Halloween Night' new Halloween e greeting from Katie's Cards

New Halloween Invitation Card! 2012.10.17

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Send this ghoulish invitation to your loved ones to invite them to your creepy party. Delight in the fraky mosters that dance across the screen before revealing the message; ‘We’re having a Halloween party!’

Ecard of the day! 2012.10.16.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Since Halloween is around the corner we thought it apt to start sharing the creepy greetings that we have in the collection. Here are some funny and cackling old witches that scared the pants off us last year!

A spooky sneak-peak! 2012.10.09.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The new Halloween card will soon be up on the Katie’s Cards website but I thought I would share a sneak peak with you to whet your appetite!

This year we’re making a Halloween party invitation jam-packed full of creepy little monsters that are sure to entice some spooky company to your Halloween get-together. We’re just adding the finishing touches to the animation and it will be ready to send very soon!

Coming soon - new Halloween invitation from www.katiescards.com

Coming soon - new Halloween invitation from www.katiescards.com

Half term trips – 2011.10.27

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Hi all,

As its half term, we are planning a trip up to Yorkshire to visit my brother this weekend. He lives in a beautiful part of the country called Hebdon Bridge which is set in the middle of the moors, where we will go on some lovely walks and clear our heads. The town itself is very pretty, with old architecture, cobbled streets and a lovely canal. There are a few nice shops (if you like to go shopping) as well as pubs and restaurants to go to so is a really nice place to go for a little break.

I found the Hebdon Bridge website which has all sorts of information on it about upcoming events, the history of Hebdon Bridge, where to eat, where to stay and other really useful tourist info. It also has a picture gallery where I found some pretty pictures to share:

Katie x

P.s. don’t forget to schedule a Halloween ecard! Here is one from our collection:

Unveiling the brand new halloween e card and I hope you all have a great Diwali! – 2011.10.26

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

As promised, here is the exciting and brand new halloween ecard that we have been working on! The animation features 3 ugly and scary witches, all huddled around a cauldron brewing a wicked concoction. There is a funny twist at the end too and its accompanied by some really spooky music which will get you in the mood for the halloween celebrations!

Today is Diwali and we have a fantastic ecard that you can send to all of your loved ones to kick off the celebrations. The Diwali ecard is a beautiful kaleidoscope animation which is accompanied by vibrant music. Click here to view it.

Hope you have a great Diwali!

Katie x

Pumpkin carving and a seasonal halloween recipe – 2011.10.25

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Hi all,

I am getting more excited by the day about Halloween especially as our new Halloween ecard is so close to being ready!

Our kids are too old now to go trick or treating or have halloween parties like we used to, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t get into the spirit. I still like to carve some pumpkins to put on our doorstep and in the garden or house as they make beautiful seasonal lamps which can last up to 10 days if you soak the finished carving in bleach for 8 hours and then spray with a mild bleach solution each day.

I love to carve a couple and then make yummy pumpkin soup out of the carved flesh. I have used this great recipe a few times before and it is delicious:

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7730/pumpkin-soup.

Let me know what you think if you get round to trying it!

Katie x

P.s. send this funny Halloween e card of dancing monsters to your friends to get them in the mood!

Celebrating Halloween – 2011.10.24

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Hi all,

Halloween is almost upon us! We are just adding the finishing touches to the new Halloween e card which will be on the website very soon!

I love Halloween. Its such a magical time for children and there is excitement in the air. When my children were younger, we always used to have huge Halloween parties for them with their friends. We would spend all day decorating the the inside and outside of the house and Molly and Joe would be planning and then sculpting their pumpkins for the whole of the half term holiday!

All the effort was worth it, as everyone would have lots of fun. We played halloween games like apple bobbing and a special one that we made up using ringed doughnuts, tying string around the middle and then tying them to the tree outside. The aim of the game was to eat a whole doughnut without using your hands and once we’d crowned the winner,  we would all troop off to trick or treat around our neighbourhood.

I rooted out these old pictures of the parties and the doughnut game:

What do you do for halloween?

Katie x

P.s. below is a video of one of our old Halloween ecards that is perfect for sending to any loved one at this special time of year.

Meet the Katies Cards team

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Hi all,

As promised, here are a few snaps to help you get to know me and the rest of the team better.

Our office

First of all, here are two photographs of the Katies Cards office. The building with the bluey-grey ‘Engravers House’ sign above the window is the our office where all of our ecards are created. The building is a converted butchers shop and is bright and airy. There are 3 companies in the building altogether as well as my ceramics studio which was built at the back of the office.

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The Katies Cards office


The office is in Teddington, a small and pretty town in Middlesex in the south of England. Its right next to a gorgeous park called Bushy park, where we go at lunch time and where I walk Plum.

The team

We are a small, close-knit team who enjoy working together to create our e cards in our lovely office in Teddington. We often listen to music in the office and because of Nick’s wide taste, usually leave the selection up to him. There are a few pubs nearby where every now and then we go to have a lovely pub lunch.

Nick

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My husband Nick works with me to come up with ideas for new e cards and helps bring my drawings and paintings to life on the computer screen. He helped me to create my first e card for my Mum and has been instrumental in getting Katies Cards where it is now.

Prior to Katies Cards, Nick studied animation at University. Once qualified, he embarked on a successful 8 years as an animator before deciding to go it alone and use his skills to work as a freelance animator for TV and film, which was how we met Barry.

Nick has an eclectic taste in music and enjoys food, cycling, films and spending time with friends and family.

I am very lucky to be able to work alongside my husband who is extremely talented and committed to producing such high quality cards for you!

Barry

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Barry is a talented illustrator who has worked with us to create our e-cards from a very early stage. He has made many of the backgrounds and characters you see in our collection and has also been instrumental in helping to shape the seeds of my ideas and come up with new ones!

He studied illustration at University and has since had a very successful 7 year career as an illustrator. When I asked him for some facts to write in the blog, he proudly told me that as a student, he designed the characters in a number 1 Playstation game called ‘Prisoner of war’ which is very impressive!

He is a keen follower of football and art and enjoys playing golf.

Racheal

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Racheal is new to the team, having only joined us 1 month ago. She was brought on board to help us grow Katies Cards due to her 7 years experience in marketing for both large and small companies. Unusually for a marketer, Racheal actually studied Sculpture at University, but after completing the degree realised that she didn’t want to follow the creative path and went on a search to find the right career. After joining a small publishing company as a customer service advisor, she was quickly moved over to the marketing department and rose up the ranks. Since then she has worked for another large publishing company and a disability organisation, planning and implementing marketing campaigns and developing marketing strategies.

Racheal is a keen cook and a lover of all things food, fashion and interiors.

Me

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You may already feel like you know a lot about me so i’ll try to keep it brief. I am Katie and I am the person who started this process 5 years ago. I am passionate about saving the environment and I am always on the look out for eco-friendly ideas, which is how I realised that there weren’t any good quality e cards to send to people five years ago when I was looking for an eco-friendly e card for my Mum’s birthday. I decided then to make my own e card, taking some time to make sure it was really good quality and I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to do more! I came up with some more ideas for Nick and I to get to work on and then planned how we could sell them to people on the internet. 18 months later we launched katiescards.com with just 25 cards and have steadily been adding more to the collection over the years – we now have over 160 in the collection for all sorts of occasions such as birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s day, Mothers day, Fathers day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Independance day, St Patrick’s day, engagement, wedding day, anniversary, new baby, new home, Canada day and many more!


Click on the link to see the first birthday e card that I created for my Mum (you can send this card also if you like it).

I love what I do and that I am able to combine the things that I love in my job – art, environmental issues and working with Nick. Like Racheal, I also studied Sculpture at University and after leaving went onto become an art director for film and TV. After becoming a mother, I decided I wanted to take a step back from my career so that I could bring up our children Molly and Joe. Now that the children are older and turning into young adults, I have more time and thats another reason Katies Cards came along at just the right time for me.

I enjoy tennis, art, film, traveling and spending time with friends and family. I also enjoy taking long walks with our Jack Russell Plum (who you will hear more about later). I love making e cards and genuinely wish to make you and your loved ones feel special when one of our cards is sent.

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Plum (the office dog)

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Me and Plum in Bushy park


Plum is our Jack Russell but we bring her to the office every day so that she doesn’t get lonely. We have a garden here that she enjoys running around (and terrorising next doors cats!) and because we are right next to the beautiful Bushy park, I can take her for good lunch time walks which she loves.

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Plum


Plum is 5 years old, is great fun and a loving dog. She is, just as all Jack Russell’s are, she’s very stubborn and territorial and we often have moments when she goes completely crazy! But she is a great character and we love having her here in the office. She is also a brilliant source of inspiration and our walks together have been where alot of my ideas have formed.

She got her name when, at only a few days old, we took her to meet my mum. My mum has a Plum tree in her garden which some Plums had fallen off, and the new puppy picked one up in her mouth and brought it to me, dropping it at my feet. Out son Joe said ‘Plum’s a good name!’ and we all agreed!

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Me and Plum in Bushy park

That’s it for now. I will keep updating you on our team news and add some more pictures so that you know what is happening here but I hope you feel you know all of us a bit more now.

Hope you’re all having a nice Wednesday,

Katie x

P.s. I have recently joined Facebook and would be delighted to become your friend. I am new to social media but will be using my Facebook profile to help keep you up-to-date with the Katies Cards news as well as posting interesting gift and lifestyle ideas and advice. Click here to visit my Facebook page and request friendship with me.


New Halloween Ecard

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Our latest animated Halloween Ecard has just been uploaded to katiescards.com. It has been designed for  small children so you can safely send it to under 5’s without scaring them (too much). The ecard features a set of funky Halloween characters all grooving along to a spooky music soundtrack. Vampire bats, Egyptian Mummy, Frankenstein’s funny monster, a witch and crazy werewolf all get on down.

Frankie dances for Halloween

Frankie dances for Halloween

We have five other Halloween E cards to choose from, so why not send some spooky greetings to your friends and family this Halloween?