Archive for the ‘Thanksgiving e cards’ Category

It’s Not too Late to Send your Thanksgiving Ecards

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Aside from our really awesome brand new Thanksgiving ecard, we have a whole range of other ecards which have been hugely popular in the past few years. We know decision making can be hard so we thought we’d present you our top 3 thanksgiving ecards for you to send this Thursday. While you’re customising and sending your Thanksgiving e-cards, why not schedule all your Christmas ecards too?

#1 What Does Thanksgiving Mean to You?

New Thanksgiving Ecard

New Thanksgiving Ecard

#2 Turkey Breakout

Turkey Breakout 5 Christmas ecard from Katie's Cards

Turkey Breakout 5 Christmas ecard from Katie’s Cards

#3 Painted Turkeys

Traiditonal Thanksgiving Ecard

Traditional Thanksgiving Ecard

The countdown to Christmas has begun with only 1 month to go. We have a huge variety of Christmas ecards from the traditional to the funny, so get your Christmas greetings at the ready. If you’re always last minute at Christmas not to worry, send in an instant with Katie’s Cards – we promise we won’t tell!

Brand New Thanksgiving Ecard

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

What Does Thanksgiving Mean To You?

We are very proud to announce that we have added a brand new animated Thanksgiving ecard to the site for you customise and send this November. Before we present you with the finished ecard, we thought we’d give you a sneak preview of our design and creating process.

Thanksgiving Ecard Storyboard

Thanksgiving Ecard Storyboard

As you can see, the storyboard runs through all things Thanksgiving from its origins right up to the cherished traditions of the present day. From the exciting parades to the long journeys home and a huge feast, this new Thanksgiving e card includes every aspect of the holiday. Anyway, enough from us, click the image below and take a look for yourself.

New Thanksgiving Ecard

New Thanksgiving Ecard

Ecards are a great way for you to connect with loved ones around the holidays. From Christmas ecards to New Year ecards with unlimited sending, you’ll be able to keep in touch with family and friends near or far.

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.

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.

Brine and Dine this Thanksgiving

Friday, November 14th, 2014

With Thanksgiving two short weeks away, the mission for moist meat is on. Having researched the best ways to get perfect turkey results, we are here to share our pearls of wisdom with you.

Keep the Brine Dry
While we all appreciate the finer side of the wet brine turkey, the dry brine is a firm favourite with us. Not only does it save you the hassle of finding a place to chill a gigantic, submerged bird, while yielding non-watery results – it takes much less time. While a wet brine will give you an undeniably juicy turkey, the turkey can come out watery rather than with the concentrated juices you get from a dry brine. Dry brine ensures purer turkey flavoured juices. Here are a few tips for performing a dry brine on your bird,

Thanksgiving turkey

Achieve the perfect turkey. Image courtesy of http://tinyurl.com/krosqgd

1. Create your brine mixture. You can add either kosher or table salt to your dry brine mix, its up to you. Generally you should add 1 teaspoon of salt per 2 pounds of turkey to the mixture, and then add herbs etc. of your choice.

2. Coat the bird in the mixture and rub it in. If you can get it under the skin and directly on to the bird its better, but not essential.

3. Loosely cover your bird and put it in the fridge. The amount of time you let the mixture absorb in depends on the size of the bird, allow around 2 hours per pound,  but not much more.

4. When the brining is complete, wash the bird thoroughly.

5. Before roasting your turkey, try adding some herb infused butter under the skin for a delicious addition.

 

 

Some additional information 

Getting a temperature stick makes perfecting the turkey much easier. Stick it in to the thickest part of the bird and when its at 175F, its time to take it out and let it rest before carving.

Don’t add extra salt, it wont need it after the salty brine has absorbed into the meat.

Rest the bird on a grill tray in an oven tray to allow the juices to drip down and form your gravy basis. This also makes basting the bird easier.

 

All of the above, along with your hard work will certainly leave your guests feeling thankful but for those who are being thankful elsewhere, send them one of our Thanksgiving ecards to let them know you’re thinking of them. If you can still put up with turkey by that point, try sending one of our humorous Turkey Breakout Ecard selection, which are very popular with Katie’s Cards members.

Turkey Breakout Ecard

A screen shot from our Turkey Breakout Ecard, will they escape?

Pre-schedule your Thanksgiving e-cards to go out now. Happy Thanksgiving!

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.

Katie's Cards turkey ecard

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 

New Olympic-themed Turkey Thanksgiving E card! 2012.10.30

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

In the wake of the Olympic fever that gripped the world this summer, we are pleased to announce our London 2012 themed holiday card! As the turkeys race to escape their festive fate, they may remind you of two of the much-loved heroes of the games…

Turkey Olympics Thanksgiving Ecard

Turkey Olympics Thanksgiving Ecards

We have created this Ecard for Thanksgiving and for the Christmas Holiday season, the snow covered yuletide version will be available to view within the next few days.

Katies Cards offer a selection of nine Thanksgiving Ecards to celebrate the start of the winter Holidays, perfect to send to family and friends.

Unveiling our brand new Thanksgiving ecard! – 2011.11.08

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Hello everyone,

I am very pleased to be able to show you the brand new Thanksgiving e card we have just added to the website today! We hope you like it!

The card is inspired by the beautiful season that the wonderful Thanksgiving celebrations are held in, the leaves are turning and changing into beautiful brown red and orange hues. Our ecard shows them, having fallen to the ground, being picked up by the wind and being lifted and twirled like a waltz.

Set to the beautiful notes of Rossini’s Sonata a Quattro No.3 in C Major, this Thanksgiving ecard is a peaceful and beautiful greeting that can be sent to all your loved ones and will help the celebrations get started.

Here is a preview of the card below. Let me know what you think!

Katie x



Katie’s Cards website developments – 2011.11.07

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Hello,

It is very cold here today and feels quite wintery. Although I do like this time of year as it is so picturesque, I do wish it wasn’t as cold for my walks with Plum!

There are only a couple of weeks until Thanksgiving, and Christmas is not far behind. Have you done any of your planning for Thanksgiving or Christmas yet?

We’ve been updating a lot of things on the website which will all be fully working in a matter of days. The developments include some brand new features which will help you to manage sending e cards tremendously, such as the ‘bulk upload’ tool, which allows you to upload up to 100 contacts in one quick and easy go, as well as an exciting new Facebook app which will link with your Facebook profile, enabling you to send ecards to your Facebook friends and receive birthday reminders

A great way to get organised for this festive season is to pre-schedule your ecards to be delivered whenever you choose. You can do this from your personal membership account and it is so easy and quick, which is exactly what we all need at this time of year! E cards are a great way to send personal greetings to loved ones across the globe as they are quick to organise, cheap to send and environmentally friendly.

Please do let me know if you have any questions or need any help with your account. Remember, we are always happy to help you get the most out of your Katie’s Cards membership!

Katie x

P.s. here is an old Christmas e card that you might like.

Get the kids involved organising Thanksgiving! – 2011.11.03

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Hi all,

Being a mum myself, I know how difficult it can be to organise a big event that pleases everybody. There is so much to do on big days like Thanksgiving and if you have children, it can be hard to manage looking after the food preparation as well as keeping them entertained!

I always think the best way to approach big events is to get the kids involved in the preparation, you get some help and they enjoy themselves and feel happy that they have contributed. The most obvious thing that they can help with is the food but this is not always a good idea; small children and hot pans do not mix and so depending on your set up, you may want to avoid this.

I always find giving them something that they can be creative with works the best, so I was delighted to find these brilliant Thanksgiving craft making instructions for the big day:

Make Thanksgiving party hats

Thanksgiving place cards

Not only will they help to give them something fun to do, but the end result will be lovely!

Please let me know if you try either of them and do send pictures if you would like to see them on the blog!

Katie x

P.s. We have a brand new Thanksgiving e card in the collection – take a look here

Turkey Shoot 2 [Thanksgiving ecard]

Lots of ideas for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner – 2011.11.02

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Hi all,

Katie’s Cards members in the U.S. will be gearing up for Thanksgiving on the 24th of November and many will be starting to think about their Thanksgiving dinner so I thought I would help out with a few recipe ideas that I have found for you.

I found this handy page on the Better Homes and Gardens website which has lots of Thanksgiving recipes all in one place – http://www.bhg.com/thanksgiving/recipes/thanksgiving-recipe-ideas/#page=1.

My favourites from the collection are:

Sweet potato and corn bread stuffing

Candied Yams

Lemony green beans

Roasted baby beets

They all sound delicious! There is also a lovely recipe for marmalade glazed roasted turkey which sounds very tasty too.

Looking at them is making me feel hungry now!

Don’t forget to get your Thanksgiving ecards scheduled before the big day! We have some lovely traditional, modern and humorous cards to choose from and will soon be unveiling the brand new Turkey shoot Thanksgiving e card!

Katie x

Thanksgiving is coming and the turkeys are trying to escape once again! – 2011.11.01

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Hello everyone,

How were your Halloween celebrations? I hope you all had an excellent time and enjoyed sending your Halloween ecards!

Next on the list in Thanksgiving and we have some new Thanksgiving ecards as well as Christmas ecards on their way to you that I hope you will like!

After years of popular demand and 2 sequels, we are pleased to be working on the new Turkey Breakout card and this year there is a twist – as we are making a fun ecard game for all to play and enjoy!

There will be a version for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The game is fun and entertaining and is a great way to kick off the celebrations and spread some holiday cheer!

In the mean time though, here is a little reminder of Turkey Breakout 2 to put a smile on your face!

Katie x