Posts Tagged ‘birthday e-cards’

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.

 

Floral Ecard Inspiration from Hampton Court

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

It’s the final day of the Hampton Court Flower Show this Sunday (13th July).

The Hampton Court Flower Show is a great event where people come from miles around to look at the incredible displays and get top tips from the heroes of the horticultural world.

And all this  happens, every year, just down the road from our little office in Teddington.

Floral Marquee at the Hampton Court Flower Show

Floral Marquee at Hampton Court Flower Show.
Image Courtesy of David Hawgood

But apart from the traffic disruption and the definite increase in bewildered-looking passengers on the public transport system – it was only today that we realised the true impact of this annual tradition on our collection of e cards.

The floral can be found throughout the majority of the categories on Katie’s Cards. Perhaps with the exception of the Christmas ecards – where the snowflakes and fir trees replace the need for flowers and lush, bucolic vistas.

It’s usually about this time of year that we tend to add a few more summery ecards. In the past, this included the ‘Flowers’ and ‘Terrace’ Birthday ecards, along with our ‘Gardener’ anniversary e greeting.

Holiday terrace floral themed ecard

Terrace Birthday Ecard

Gardening Ecard for Anniversaries

Gardener’s Anniversary Ecard

Yes, it’s quite clear that we’re partial to a posy – and as it’s that time of year again, remember to keep your ear to the flower beds for more new ecards featuring all things floral courtesy of Katie’s Cards.

Football, Sports and Katie’s E Cards

Friday, June 20th, 2014

“Yes! Good footballing.”

“Congratulations on that dribble”

“That ball nearly went right between those poles!”

These are just some of the things you might hear some of our very own team shouting as they watch their 4-yearly scheduled intake of football.

On the other end of the spectrum, there are those in our office who thoroughly enjoy a game of two halves. Every other day it’s “football is lovely”, “I do enjoy a nice kick-about myself of a weekend”, “that referee was wonderful, extremely balanced and impartial” and so on.

Needless to say that they, in particular, were a little bit glum this morning after last night’s World Cup performance. And to be honest we all are. Even for non-football fans, there’s something quite exciting about everyone coming together to root for the same team – so it is a little bit sad that it looks like we’re coming to the end of that brief period of soccer solidarity.

Of course we’re all secretly hoping that there’s some light at the end of the players tunnel and that we’ll still manage to scrape our way through to the next round.  If only to have to have a few more chances to bond over our mutual disappointment. After all, another four years is a long time to wait.

For fans of the beautiful game, send the footie-themed Soccer Birthday Ecard. Browse our extensive e card categories for more sport-related greetings, including golf, rugby and fishing cards in our Birthday and Father’s Day collections. 

 

And the winner is…

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

KC’s Top 5

We know it’s never fair to have favourites and, really, we love them all equally… but seeing as it is awards season, we thought it might be fun to share our top picks from some our most popular categories.

Don’t worry – we’ll try to keep the speeches short.

#1 4th Birthday Monkey (Birthday)

4 birthday BOY

For your little monkeys on their 4th Birthday

This is one of our newest ecards added to the site. It’s just one of our new range of milestone age birthday cards for children which feature dinosaurs, lions, and fish. We really love these cheeky monkeys and something tells us that your cheeky monkeys will love them too.

# 2 Cheesy Valentine (Valentine’s Day)

MR-CHEESE

For Valentine’s puns riper than the bluest stilton check out Mr Cheese

We know we’ve been banging on about this one loads but we’re really proud of the idea and the way that it looks. Valentine’s is over for another year, but we’ve got a feeling this one will ‘Brie’ around for a long time to ‘crumb’. Eugh. We’re sorry.

# 3 Cake Game (Birthday)

The Cakemunchers Birthday game - nearly as addictive as frosted icing.

The Cakemunchers Birthday game – nearly as addictive as frosted icing.

The Cake Game isn’t just a really cool looking card but a really addictive game too. We’re ashamed to say that even out of office hours we’ve found ourselves loading up this one for ‘just a couple more gos’. And for little ones (yes, that’s who the game is really designed for) there’s a choice of pink or blue.

#4 Turkey Breakout 2 (Christmas)

Find out what happens our turkeys on the run in this entertaining ecard

Find out what happens our turkeys on the run in this entertaining ecard

Is it too early to send your Christmas cards? Probably a smigden. But we wouldn’t blame you wanting to send this entertaining ecard with a slightly dark, but ultimately funny, ending.

#5 Supermum (Mother’s Day)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's Supermum, silly!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s Supermum, silly!

Christmas may be ages away, but don’t forget about Mum on Sunday 30th March (or Sunday 11th May if you’re in the U.S.) This ecard gives an exclusive glimpse at a day in the life of Superman – ahem – or should we say Mum (wink, wink.)

So there you have it. To the winners we say congratulations and to the runners up we say better luck next ye–

— Wait, please… don’t play the music yet!

Age is Just a Number

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

When birthdays are just around the corner, kids love telling anyone who’ll listen how old they are.

And although this changes ever so slightly as we get older, we want to share in the excitement of your little one’s milestone birthday with the introduction of our age-specific range of ecards for children.

If you’ve been following our blog, you might recall when announced the introduction of this new selection and the sneak previews and sketches we uploaded during the design process.

Well, we’re very pleased to announce that this range is now up and running in the birthday ecard category and available for members to preview and send.

Take look at the third in our range of age specific ecards which uses simple shapes and block colours for the greeting, as well as a catchy soundtrack:

The ‘3rd Birthday Fish’ ecard features a school of brightly coloured fish as they swim into frame, letting out air bubbles as they go. One of the bubbles contains the number three, which grows in size to create part of the ‘Happy Birthday’ message.

Since added, the age-specific range for children is already proving popular and we’re now looking to extend this range to cover ‘special age’ ecards for both teenagers and adults in the very near future…

…Meaning, soon there will be no escape from those annual reminders of just how old we’re all getting!

Until then, we hope you enjoy taking a look at the new designs.

New 6th Birthday Card Soon Available!

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Below is the initial sketch and final design of our new animated ‘Happy 6th Birthday’ card which will soon be available in our birthday ecard collection. We think astronauts are perfect for age 6 as they’re a fun and charming animation that appeals to the age.

Initial sketch 6th birthday card

Initial sketch 6th birthday card

 

Final design soon to join our site

Final design soon to join our site

This wonderful new ecard features two small astronauts, a boy and a girl, floating around in space with their suits on as a happy birthday message is delivered with a huge number six made from a beautiful galaxy of stars. It is the ideal addition for any six year old’s day. Let us know what you think on our facebook!

 

5th Birthday Children’s Ecard

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Updating you all on the latest in our aged 1-10 year old birthday cards. Our 5th birthday ecard has two versions, one for a boy and one for a girl. This makes each card perfectly tailored to suit their needs! Below is the initial sketch of our boys dinosaur card complete with the final design underneath. These dinosaurs are great cute friends for kids to enjoy on their day!

 

Initial Sketch of Dinosaurs Boys Ecard

Initial Sketch of Dinosaurs Boys Ecard

5th-birthday-ecard-boy

Below, we have our girls 5th birthday card. This pink and purple colour scheme and chirpy little pigs makes this card ideal!

Five Little Pigs For A 5th Birthday

Five Little Pigs For A 5th Birthday

 

 

4th Birthday Katie’s Cards Preview

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

We thought we’d share our 4th birthday preview with you today! This is one of our aged 1-10 years old age specific ecards that will be joining our birthday collection.

First sketch of girls 4th birthday ecard

First sketch of girls 4th birthday ecard

 

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These adorable rabbits are the perfect way for any little girl to celebrate her birthday. With their charming little smiles, we know they’ll suit the needs and wants of any four year old.  The purple and green colour scheme has been created to suit girls whereas the cheeky monkeys below in green and blue are more tailored towards boys.

4th-birthday-ecard-boy

The monkeys in this card are simply devious therefore perfect for a boys 4th birthday!

Climbing up the ladder…

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Did you know that over one hundred years ago people started to send birthday cards in England? So out with the old and in with the new, in the 21st century we are now sending electronic greetings. Katie’s Cards presents to you a second taster of the new range of children’s birthday ecards. This time we are targeting the terrible twos!

Here’s a preview of the early stage sketch along with the finished design.

Cute cat early stage sketch

Cute cat early stage sketch

 

2nd Birthday Cute Cat Final Design

Bright and Vibrant 2nd Birthday Cute Cat Final Design

 

This bright orange and red birthday card offers any small child a vibrant way to kick off their special day! This ecard, complete with two cute cats is the perfect way to say happy birthday. What do you think of the second card in our new collection? This card will be joining our birthday ecard collection soon! You can share your thoughts with us on… www.facebook.com

New Birthday Ecard!

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

I’m delighted to announce that we have a new birthday ecard on the Katie’s Cards website. This ecard features an explorer who, whilst trekking through the jungle, stumbles upon some ancient ruins. Engraved within the stone of the ruins is a ‘happy birthday’ message.

Whilst we hope this birthday ecard will appeal to all our members, part of the reason we created this ecard was to respond to customers’ requests for more ecards that are suitable to send to your husbands, brothers, fathers and sons. We revealed some early pencil sketches of this birthday ecard on the blog a few days ago and the card is now ready for you to send here on the Katie’s Cards website.

New Birthday E Card Sneak Peek

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

 

Here’s a sneak peek of one of our new birthday e cards which will be available very soon on the Katie’s Cards website. It features an intrepid explorer making his way through the jungle and stumbling upon some ancient ruins…

New Birthday E Card

New Birthday E Card

This is one of the first pencil sketches our illustrator produced for the ecard. It’s not actually the first jungle-themed ecard we’ve produced – it joins our Jungle Jingle ecard which is perfect to send to any young children or animal lovers on their birthday. You can view our full collection of birthday ecards here on the Katie’s Cards website.

 

New ‘Belated Birthday’ Ecard

Friday, May 31st, 2013

You might remember that earlier in the month we gave you a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of one of our ecards. We’re now delighted to reveal that the ‘belated birthday’ ecard is up on the Katie’s Cards website. It’s the first ‘belated birthday’ ecard we’ve made and we hope that the humour of the ecard soothes any bad feelings if you’ve forgotten an important date…

Birthday Band

Birthday Band

All our birthday ecards can be pre-scheduled ahead of time so, technically, there shouldn’t be a reason to miss anyone’s birthday ever again! If it does happen, however, at least this ecard will be there to save the day…

It’s Tulip Day!

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Today is National Tulip Day! I love tulips – they’re so bright and bold and come in so many different colours and shapes. Did you know that there are over 3,000 different types?! This image of tulip fields in the Netherlands is so inspiring, just look at those colours!

Birthday Flowers Ecard

Since it’s Tulip Day, we thought it fitting that our ‘ecard of the day’ includes some of these fabulous flowers. Click on the image above to be taken to our website where you can watch the floral letters bloom and grow into a happy birthday message…

Fun April Facts

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

We’re midway through the month now but we thought we’d share some of our fun April facts with you! The root of this word lies in the Latin verb ‘Aperire’ which means ‘to open’ because it’s (usually) the time of year when flowers bloom, animals emerge from hibernation and birds fly the nest…There always seem to be tonnes of birthdays in April so here are a few fun facts for those born this month:

– The birthstone is the diamond.

– The April flower is the beautiful sweetpea.

– Those born this month are either Aries (March 21st – April 20th) or Taurus (April 21st – May 20th).

– If you’re born this month you may share a birthday with Emma Thompson (15th), Kofi Annan (8th) or the Queen (21st).

Spring Ecard

Spring Ecard

If you do have friends or family members with birthdays in April then why not send them one of our lovely birthday ecards? We have a range of ecards suiting a diverse array of tastes and interests. You can view our full collection by clicking here.

Birthday Ecard of the Day!

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Our birthday ecard of the day is this Katie’s Cards classic, ‘The Birthday Cake Maker.’ This has always been one of our most popular birthday ecards, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a fun, quirky birthday ecard which would be suitable to send to most ages. Watch the various mind-boggling contraptions whir and spin around to finally produce a wonderful birthday cake!

birthday cake maker

Birthday cake maker ecard

This ecard, and all of our other fun, animated birthday ecards are available to send for Katie’s Cards members and we’re always adding new birthday ecards to the collection. To view all of our birthday ecards and to find out more about joining Katie’s Cards, simply visit our website.

Children’s Birthday Ecard

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

We all know the story of the Teddy Bears’ Picnic and this ecard brings the story to life in the form of an adorable animated ecard. This birthday ecard is sure to bring a smile to the face of any youngster who watches the bear tuck into a feast of cakes and sweet treats…

 Kid's Bear ecard

 

We have a range of birthday ecards suitable for all ages and tastes here on the Katie’s Cards website. Becoming a Katie’s Cards member means that you can send unlimited ecards for the duration of your membership and you can also pre-schedule ecards to be sent ahead of time so you’ll never have to worry about missing someone’s birthday again!

Interactive birthday ecards

Friday, March 15th, 2013

If you’re looking for an ecard to send to a member of the younger generation then why not send one of our interactive ecard games? Our ‘cake game’ ecard is extremely popular and is a fun and unique way of sending birthday wishes to a niece, nephew or grandchild.

Cake Game Ecard

Cake Game Ecard

We have a wide selection of birthday ecards, suitable for both adults and children, available on the Katie’s Cards website. You can view the full collection by clicking here.

Spring Birthdays

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

There always seem to be lots of birthdays in March and April and we have a selection of beautiful birthday ecards which epitomise the Springtime feeling of this time of year. Hopefully it won’t be too long until the sun starts shining, the flowers start blooming and the lambs start skipping around the field.

March offer

Our Birthday Flowers ecard is one of my personal favourites and it really captures that wonderful springtime feeling. You can view our full collection of birthday ecards here

Katie’s Friday Favourites – Floral Birthday Ecard

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Today marks the start of a new series of blog posts called Katie’s Friday Favourites.

Each week I want to highlight an ecard that I love or that is popular with our customers. I hope you enjoy my choice.

My KatiesCards.com Ecard of the week

'Floral Birthday' birthday e card from www.katiescards.com

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

 

 

 

With Christmas season behind us it’s time to plan out 2013 and the major celebrations to mark with ecards to our friends and family. One celebration that we all mark is our birthday, so this week I have picked one of my floral birthday ecards for you to enjoy. This ecard reminds me of Spring which, although a few months to go, always brightens my day.

Check out our range of birthday ecards and let me know which is your favourite ecard?

 

3 Great Birthday E-Cards from KatiesCards.com

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Every day of the year is someone’s birthday. Here are three great birthday e-cards from KatiesCards.com that help you share your birthday greetings.

3 Great Birthday E-Cards:

1. Birthday Cake Maker

Birthday Cake Maker - a birthday e-card from KatiesCards.com

Birthday Cake Maker - a birthday e-card from KatiesCards.com

This Heath Robinson invention prepares, bakes and makes the perfect birthday cake. This intricate contraption whirrs and chugs to finally finish the cake and reveal your birthday wishes, great for all ages.

Preview: http://www.katiescards.com/preview/birthday-cake-maker

2. The Birthday Bear

Birthday Bear - a birthday e-card from KatiesCards.com

Birthday Bear - a birthday e-card from KatiesCards.com

If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise. This charming birthday e-card shows a Teddy Bear tucking into his birthday picnic, including lots of sweets and cake, and wishing you a very happy birthday.

Preview: http://www.katiescards.com/preview/the-birthday-bear

3. Cake Game

Birthday Cake Game e card girl

Using traps and obstacles, stop the cake scoffing monsters eating your cake. This delightful birthday e-card game will amuse and interest both boys and girls of different ages. Have fun.

Preview: http://www.katiescards.com/preview/cake-game-boy3