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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

 

KC Halloween 1

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.

Halloween ecard

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 Real Cost Of Sending Paper Invitations

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Did you hear the news story about the little boy who was billed after he failed to attend a classmate’s birthday party?

Five-year old Alex Nash from Cornwall accepted the invitation to the dry ski slope in Devon but after his parents realised that the date clashed with other arrangements, he was not able to attend.

The official-looking invoice was found by the parents in the child’s school bag – which included banking information for payment to Julie Lawrence, the mother who had sent the bill for £15.95.

Alex’s father, Derek, has said that he has been told that the claim would be taken to small claims court following his refusal to pay the invoice. He commented:

“I can understand she’s upset about losing money. The money isn’t the issue, it’s the way she went about trying to get the money from me”.

Whilst the idea of invoicing a child for failing to attend a party seems ludicrous, no-shows at a birthday parties are a common gripe amongst parents – especially when the activity booked is a costly one.

In the article, Ms Lawrence argued that the necessary contact details were on the invite whilst the boy’s parents claim that, at the time, they did not have the necessary information needed to get in touch with her to cancel.

For us, this dispute highlighted the main problem with paper invites – you don’t always have them on you when you need them and they can be so easily lost, misplaced or left behind.

Invitation ecards on the other hand are much more accessible. An email card in an inbox can be found in a matter of moments, allowing attendees to view the details of the event, RSVP and (perhaps most importantly in this case) cancel by simply pressing the ‘Reply’ button.

Ecards aren’t just useful for hosts; replying in kind is a great way for those invited to pass on their response to a party invitation. And if you should you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having to cancel at a moment’s notice, a fun and entertaining birthday e-card addressed to the party thrower could very well soften the blow of a no-show…

…and avoid the need for those awkward and costly legal proceedings!

 

Host your own Barbecue Bonanza

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Nothing says ‘summer’ quite like sitting around a barbeque, cooking delicious food and enjoying dining al fresco with friends. We’ve put together some of our top barbecue tips so you can enjoy these summer nights as much as possible:

1. Try to vary the usual barbecue food – instead of just burgers and sausages, throw some prawns, salmon and vegetables onto the grill. And, to accompany your feast, whip up some different types of salad – quinoa and roasted vegetables or a light Asian-inspired coleslaw go perfectly with barbecued meats.

2. Don’t be afraid to ask your guests to bring contributions. Barbecuing can often feel like you’re spinning multiple plates at once so don’t be afraid to ask your guests to bring a salad, a selection of breads or some fresh summery desserts to ease the stress.

3. The key to hosting a stress-free gathering, even a casual barbecue, is to know how many people are coming. Send one of our invitation ecards so people can send you a quick reply to let you know whether or not they’re able to make it.

4. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of sitting around a gently smoking barbecue well into the evening and talking with friends as the sun goes down. Try to have a couple of blankets to hand in case people get chilly – you don’t want to have to cut the party short!

Most importantly, enjoy it!

Katie x

Dinner Party Invitations

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Since the clocks went recently went forward, we’re finally getting more hours of sunshine each day. The longer daylight hours give us more energy and encourage us to do something fun instead of getting an early night. Why not take advantage of these longer evenings by hosting a dinner party? Invite a few friends over, cook a lovely meal and crack open some wine to toast the daylight savings.

Dinner invite

We have some delightful dinner party ecard invitations on the Katie’s Cards website and, since many people spend a lot of time at their computer, sending invitations via email is an effective way to reach them. Additionally, they can easily RSVP so you can get an idea of numbers. To view our full collection of invitation ecards, please visit the Katie’s Cards website by clicking here.

Wedding Invitation Ecards

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

If you’re planning a wedding and are drawing up a guest list then you’re probably realising how many potential guests are living abroad or travelling. If they keep hopping from place to place, then how can you let them know the date and the details of your wedding day and find out whether or not they can attend? That’s where our wedding invitation ecards come in.

Wedding ecards

People who are living abroad or travelling are likely to check their emails most days and, since our ecards arrive instantly in the inbox of the recipient, you’re sure to reach your guests, wherever they may be. Our wedding invitation ecards aren’t just functional, they’re also beautiful and many are designed in a quirky vintage style. You can view our full collection of wedding invitation ecards by visiting the Katie’s Cards website.

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.

16 days until the London 2012 opening ceremony 2012.07.11.

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

There are only 16 days left until the London 2012 Olympic’s opening ceremony begins!

This an incredibly exciting time for many people across the globe especially those who live in England, who have been anticipating this fantastic event since 2007. The construction of the Olympic park and re-generation of the surrounding area has been the focus of much attention since work began in May 2008. The site contains the huge Olympic stadium, Aquatics Centre, the Olympic village which is used for accommodation for athletes, a Velodrome and a white water centre.

It’s quite unbelievable to think that such a huge amount of work has been completed in such a short space of time. Take a look at this fantastic time-lapse video which shows you the Olympic stadium and surroundings under construction to completion;

Olympic park construction time-lapse video.

The opening ceremony, named the ‘Isles of Wonder’ commences at 9pm on Friday the 27th of July and will sure to be entertaining. Danny Boyle, Artistic Director of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony said:

‘Our Isles of Wonder salutes and celebrates the exuberant creativity of the British genius in an Opening Ceremony that we hope will be as unpredictable and inventive as the British people’

I’m sure you’ll agree that this is definitely something to celebrate and enjoy with loved ones. Its not too late to organise your own opening ceremony party or get together so why not take advantage of our specially designed, London 2012 e card and send your loved ones an invite to your themed party?

Olympic's 2012 E card from www.katiescards.com

Olympic's 2012 E card from www.katiescards.com

Katie x

Upcoming celebrations and useful e cards. 2012.06.20.

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

There has been a lot to celebrate in the recent few weeks and I’m pleased to say that the fun isn’t going to stop for a little while yet as there are still some fabulous events in July such as:

Canada Day – 1st of July 2012

On the 1st of July every year, Canadian’s celebrate the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada. Much like the American Independence day, this is a day for families and friends to get together, enjoy the warm weather, eat food and relax. Celebrations can include fireworks and parades and many will send each other greetings. We have a wonderful Canada Day e card that you can use to wish your loved ones well wishes on the day. Please click on the thumbnail to view it.

Canada Day E card from www.katiescards.com

Canada Day E card from www.katiescards.com

Independence Day – 4th of July 2012

On the 4th of July every year American’s based all over the world commemorate the adoption 0f the Declaration of Independence which happened on the 4th July 1776 and declared United States of America independent from Great Britain. People enjoy celebrating this holiday by holding partie’s and BBQ’s for their friends and family and attending carnivals and fairs. Fireworks are used as part of the celebration as well as themed ‘red, white and blue’ food, dress and decorations. People also like to send their loved ones greetings on this day and you can find a selection of Independence day e cards on the Katie’s Cards website. Please click on the thumbnail below to view one of our most popular July 4th ecards.

4th July E card from www.katiescards.com

4th July E card from www.katiescards.com

The Olympics 2012

The 2012 Olympics are taking place in London and begin on the 27th of July. This is a great reason for anyone to get into the spirit and hold their own opening ceremony  as no one can be left out with every country in the world being represented! Why not use our fabulous Olympic’s 2012 E card to invite your friends and family to an Olympic themed party or get together?

Olympic's 2012 E card from www.katiescards.com

Olympic's 2012 E card from www.katiescards.com

You can keep up-to-date with upcoming holidays and events by using our handy calendar which can be found on the Katie’s Cards website here.

We hope you enjoy the celebrations!

Katie x

Begin your Jubilee celebrations in style – send one of our special Jubilee invitation e cards! 2012.05.16.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

2012 is full of celebration a patriosm with both her Majesty the Queen’s diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics, so to get into the spirit we have created some wonderful themed e cards for you, we hope you enjoy them!

Jubilee party invitation e card from www.katiescards.com

Jubilee party invitation e card from www.katiescards.com

London 2012 themed blank e card from www.katiescards.com

London 2012 themed blank e card from www.katiescards.com

Jubilee party invitation ecard from www.katiescards.com

Jubilee party invitation ecard from www.katiescards.com

Katie x

Brand new ecards! 2012.04.18

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

We have added some wonderful new invitation, note and new baby e cards to the collection – take a look and begin sending immediately. You can send any of the cards here or any where on the website for free by signing up to our completely FREE 1 MONTH trial. Click here for details of the free trial.

I hope you like the new cards!

New baby boy ecard from www.katiescards.com

New baby boy ecard from www.katiescards.com

New baby girl ecard from www.katiescards.com

New baby girl ecard from www.katiescards.com

New invitation e card from www.katiescards.com

New invitation e card from www.katiescards.com

New birthday invitation e card from www.katiescards.com

New birthday invitation e card from www.katiescards.com

New note card from www.katiescards.com

New note card from www.katiescards.com

New note card from www.katiescards.com

New note card from www.katiescards.com

New note card from www.katiescards.com

New note card from www.katiescards.com

I hope you like the new additions!

Katie x

Brand new Invitation Ecards! 2012.02.27.

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Hello all,

As promised, we have added some fantastic new invitation e cards to the site so that you can start using them to invite people to your parties and dinner parties. They have been added to the new ‘Invitation ecards‘ category on the website for you to use, I hope you like them and please let us know what other types of invitations e cards (or any other occasion) you would like us to make – we want to provide you with the best service that we can and so your suggestions are very important to us! If you would like to make a suggestion, please leave a comment, post a comment on the Katie’s Cards Facebook page or you can send me an email.

Let me know what you think!

'Groovy Party' Invitation e card from www.katiescards.com

'Groovy Party' Invitation e card from www.katiescards.com

'Party Balloons' invitation ecard from www.katiescards.com

'Party Balloons' invitation ecard from www.katiescards.com

'Dinner Invite 1' invitation ecard from www.katiescards.com

'Dinner Invite 1' invitation ecard from www.katiescards.com

'Dinner Invite 2' invitation e card from www.katiescards.com

'Dinner Invite 2' invitation e card from www.katiescards.com

Please let me know if you have any more suggestions for this or any other occasions!

Katie x