Archive for the ‘wedding day ecards’ Category

Around the world in fifty weddings

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Here at Katie’s Cards, we’re enjoying the fact that wedding season is in full swing and our Facebook feed is constantly full of pictures of happy brides and grooms. Newlyweds Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant are, however, taking the meaning of ‘wedding season’ to a whole new level. The couple have, so far, had 34 weddings in 20 countries around the world! Though they don’t get legally married in each country, they are using the trip to experience the wedding ceremonies of different cultures.

'Save the Date' ecard

‘Save the Date’ ecard

So far, they have had weddings in the UK, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii and Peru (to name but a few)… and they’re only just getting started. To read their full story, simply click here. If you’re planning a wedding then take a look at our Save the Date ecards for a cost-effective, unique, environmentally-friendly way to let your guests know when you’re big day is taking place.

Eco-friendly Weddings

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

A while ago a member of our marketing team, Amy, wrote a guest post on the wonderful Dotty Vintage Wedding blog in which she discussed some of the ways one can make their wedding eco-friendly without breaking the bank. From creating homemade favours, to choosing seasonal and local flowers to, of course, sending electronic ‘save the date’ cards instead of printed ones, there are lots of fun and creative ways in which one can have a wedding which (literally) won’t cost the earth.

Vintage 'save the date' ecard

Vintage ‘Save the Date’ Ecard

Since wedding season is now in full swing, we would love to hear from you if you are having a wedding with a ‘green’ conscience this summer. If you’d like to get in touch, you can comment beneath this post, email us at info@katiescards.com, tweet us or Facebook us.

It’s Circus Day!

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Today is National Circus Day so we thought it appropriate to make our ‘ecard of the day’ circus-themed. Watch the newlyweds daringly swing into each other’s arms in this circus wedding ecard – it’s such a fun and quirky way to send your congratulations.

Trapeze wedding ecard

 

Whether you want to send congratulations to someone else or are getting hitched yourself and need to send ‘Save the Date’ cards, we have a beautiful selection of wedding ecards on the Katie’s Cards website. Click here to view the whole collection.

All you need is love…?

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

We’ve blogged in the past about the ways in which you can try to save a few pennies when planning your wedding and, in the current economic climate, many people are tightening their purse strings. Certain couples haven’t had such concerns … Back in 2002, at the wedding of Liza Minnelli and David Guest, the flowers reportedly cost $700,000 and, in 1991, Elizabeth Taylor’s famous pale yellow Valentino gown cost $30,000. More recently, Prince William and Kate Middleton spent $80,000 on their beautiful eight-tiered cake!

Wedding ecards

So, if you’re planning your wedding and aren’t planning to spend millions (or even if you are and just fancy being a little kinder to the environment) then take a look at our beautiful collection of wedding day ecards. You can send unlimited numbers of ecards throughout the duration of your membership and can therefore send all of your Save the Date cards for the equivalent cost of just one or two printed cards.

Bride and Groom Save the Date Ecard

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Our wedding ecard of the week is this beautiful gold Bride and Groom ‘Save the Date’ ecard. This elegant ecard, designed in a classic style, is the perfect way to tell your family and friends when your wedding day will be.

Bride and Groom Ecard

Bride and Groom Ecard

As a Katie’s Cards member, you can send unlimited numbers of ecards throughout the duration of your membership, meaning that you could send all of your ‘save the date cards’ electronically for the cost of just one or two printed cards. You can view our full collection of wedding ecards here on the Katie’s Cards website.

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.

Save the Date ecards

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

If you’re in the midst of wedding planning it’s likely that, even if you have carefully set a budget, the amount that you’re spending is slowly creeping upwards. One way you can help to save a few pennies is by sending your ‘Save the Date’ cards electronically via the Katie’s Cards website. As a Katie’s Cards member, you can send unlimited ecards for the duration of your membership and, with subscription rates starting at the equivalent cost of sending just one or two printed cards, this is extremely cost-effective.

Wedding ecards

Save the Date ecards are a fun and quirky way of letting people know when your wedding will be and it’s also a reliable way of reaching friends and family who live overseas – the ecards arrive instantly in the inbox of the recipient – no dodgy international post service necessary! Many of our wedding ecards are designed in a beautiful vintage style; you can view the full collection of Save the Date ecards by clicking here.

Circus Engagement Ecard

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Our collection of engagement ecards provides a perfect way to either congratulate someone on their engagement, or to let people know that you are going to tie the knot. From traditional, vintage-inspired cards to ones that are a little more quirky, we’ve tried to cater for a range of tastes. This ‘Circus’ ecard is a fun and unique way of congratulating someone on their engagement … Watch the bride and groom fly through the air towards each other on the trapeze…

Circus Ecard

Circus Ecard

We also have a beautiful selection of ‘Save the Date’ cards on the Katie’s Cards website and, since you can send unlimited ecards as a Katie’s Cards member, sending your ‘Save the Date’ cards electronically is a cost-effective and eco-friendly way of letting your friends and family know when your big day will take place. You can view all of our engagement ecards by clicking here.

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.

How to make your wedding day more environmentally friendly

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

At a time when many people are becoming more aware of environmental and ethical issues, we at Katie’s Cards have put together a few tips about how to make your wedding day as environmentally friendly and as ethical as possible:

  1. Food glorious food – Source locally produced, seasonal food. This cuts down on food miles and helps reduce your carbon footprint.
  2. Favours – I think it’s best to keep favours simple and elegant. Ethical wedding supplier Natural Design has a beautiful range, all of which can be customised: a little cherry blossom napkin ring, sprigs of lavender tied to a hand-crafted paper rose, or a rosebud heart would add a romantic touch to any wedding table. What’s more, the tags are 100% recycled and all of their rosebuds are hand crafted from eco-friendly saa paper.
  3. Flowers – if using fresh flowers, try to source locally grown flowers in season rather than imported flowers. Or choose a bouquet of paper wedding flowers that would provide you with a lasting memento of your big day.
  4. The name place cards – Make sure they’re made out of paper or card that’s 100% recycled and is FSC certified. Alternatively, if you live near a beach, why not pick up some pebbles and use a calligraphy pen to write the name of each guest on an individual stone. These give a lovely personal touch and are a nice memento for each guest to take home.
  5. Invitations – By choosing to send an eco-friendly e card invitation instead of paper cards you can reduce your carbon footprint. No fuel is needed to buy or deliver the cards and no resources are needed to manufacture the cards.
  6. And, finally, when buying your dress, choosing your venue and deciding upon your decorations, try to support fair trade by researching suppliers who practice equal pay, treat their workers well and are environmentally friendly.

Paper Wedding Flowers

Natural Design creates beautiful, eco-friendly wedding favours, paper flowers, decorations and stationery. Please see their website for further information www.naturaldesign.co.uk

You can find a selection of ‘Save the Date’ and ‘Wedding Invitation’ ecards here on the Katie’s Cards website.

Brand new ecards! 2012.02.18.

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Hey all,

This is just a quick one to let you know that we have added 3 brand new ecards to the collection – two ‘Save the date’ wedding e cards and one new thank you e card – you can see stills below, I hope you like them!

'Save the date' wedding ecard from www.katiescards.com

'Save the date' wedding ecard from www.katiescards.com

'Save the date' wedding e card from www.katiescards.com

'Save the date' wedding e card from www.katiescards.com

Thank you e card from www.katiescards.com

Thank you e card from www.katiescards.com

Katie x

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 Wedding Day Ecard

Friday, May 7th, 2010

The new wedding day ecard has been released to coincide with spring and summer – traditionally popular times to get married. The new ecard is currently available to subscribers who can send the animated card with their own personal message.

Wedding Day Hats

Wedding Day Hats

The ecard has been created in full colour using Flash software – a package that is commonly used in many parts of the animation industry. The animated card features numerous wedding hats and veils being tossed in the air, followed by a bunch of flowers. A comic element is introduced as a small dog is also tossed into the air. The ecard is enhanced by classical music favourite the Marriage of Figaro by Mozart.