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Time, Turkeys and Traditions at Christmas

Monday, December 16th, 2013

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that Christmas is a really important time for us. Not only are we like little kids when it comes to the festive period but it’s also our busiest time of the year; answering emails, dealing with phone enquiries, as well as trying to expand our range to give our brilliantly loyal customers better and ever-growing choice.

But it might surprise you to learn that this year marks our fifth Christmas. And if truth be told, we can hardly believe it either. Time goes so fast and seems ever more fleeting, especially in December – can it really be Christmas next week?

Yet, amidst all the rushing around and excitement this Christmas, we didn’t want to forget to tell you about our new Christmas ‘Turkey Breakout’ ecard.

As sure as mistletoe under the archway and stockings hung by the fireplace, at Katie’s Cards we love a good Christmas tradition. Ours comes in the form of the release of our annual great-escape style animated ecard starring a couple of courageous turkeys that, over the years, we’ve really grown to love.

Turkey Breakout 5, our fifth incarnation, takes inspiration from the daring deeds of Evil Knieval as the turkeys attempt to escape the farm by jumping straight into cannon that’s ready to blow.

Watch Turkey Breakout 5 to find out if theirs will be a happy holiday.

Every year we try and outdo the last turkey card and we have to admit that we have great fun finding new methods of escape. And whether the turkeys are successful or not, you always end up rooting for them… so much so, that we often spare a thought for them whilst eating Christmas dinner!

Diwali, The Festival of Light

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

The festival of light is in full swing and we have wonderful ecards that you can send to loved ones in celebration. Some good ways to prepare for Diwali include making sure you’re fully equipped with candles, sparkles and fire crackers as they help to drive away evil spirits!  We hope you enjoy this beautiful festival, Katie x

Diwali Card, Katie's Cards

Diwali Card, Katie’s Cards

 

 

 

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!

It’s one week until Independence Day!

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

It’s only one week until the 4th of July celebrations begin. If you can’t be with your family and friends to celebrate on Independence Day then why not send them one of our patriotic ecards? You can pre-schedule your ecards today so that you can be sure they will arrive on time. This means that all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the fireworks and apple pie…

Uncle Sam Ecard

Uncle Sam Ecard

To view this and other ecards in our July 4th collection, simply click here. We’ve also compiled a ‘red, white and blue’ Pinterest board in case you’re in need of some recipe or decoration inspiration!

Birthday E Card of the Week

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

This week’s birthday e card of the week is our ‘birthday fireworks’ card. Watch the boat cruise along in front of the city skyline as the lights in the skyscrapers gradually come on to reveal a bright and bold birthday message.

Birthday Fireworks E Card

Birthday Fireworks E Card

This card is part of a large collection of birthday e cards on the Katie’s Cards website and we’re always trying to think of fun and creative ideas for new cards. If you think that there’s a theme we haven’t covered or a card that’s missing from the site, then why not get in touch? You can reach us by email at katie@katiescards.com, on Twitter or on Facebook.

Tomorrow is Father’s Day!

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

It’s not uncommon for people to forget this holiday (poor dads!) and if you haven’t sent your dad a card yet then don’t panic. If you send one of our Father’s Day e cards it will arrive in your dad’s inbox immediately so you could even send the e card tomorrow morning and your dad would never know…

Superdad E card

Superdad E card

Alternatively, you can schedule a card today to be sent tomorrow so you can rest assured that it will arrive on time. You can view our full collection of Father’s Day e cards here on the Katie’s Cards website.

Two thirds of people don’t know when Father’s Day is! Are you one of them?

Friday, June 14th, 2013

A recent survey by the Royal Mail found that more than two thirds of people in the U.K. don’t know that Father’s Day is this Sunday, the 16th June. This seems odd considering that seventy per cent of people surveyed thought that Father’s Day deserves the same recognition as Mother’s Day.

Father's Day Ecard

 

Over half of the fathers surveyed said that they would love to receive a card so what are you waiting for? Choose an ecard from our brilliant Father’s Day collection and make sure your dad knows that he hasn’t been forgotten this Sunday!

Flower Month

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

This month is flower month and what better excuse to get out in the garden and get your hands dirty. Though you need to watch out for late frosts, this is the time of the year when the air becomes filled with the smell of freshly cut grass and your garden bursts into life. The Royal Horticultural Society have a wealth of tips about what to plant and when which you can view here on their website.

gardening ecard

Gardening Ecard

Additionally, we’ve put together a Pinterest board dedicated to beautiful flowers and gardening ideas. You can find the board here (and you don’t have to be a Pinterest member to view it!).

Happy Earth Day!

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day is one of the most important days in the ‘eco’ calendar, with over one billion people taking part in Earth Day celebrations and campaigns around the world. We’ve released our first ever Earth Day ecard which you can view here on the Katie’s Cards website.

We’ve also made a donation to the Plant a Billion campaign in honour of Earth Day – you can find out more about brilliant campaign here.

Katie x

Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth!

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Today is the Queen’s 87th birthday and we at Katie’s Cards would like to send her the warmest of wishes on this special day. God bless her!

Jubilee e card from www.katiescards.com

Jubilee e card from www.katiescards.com

This was the invitation ecard that we created for the Jubilee in June 2012 and it is still available for you to send on the Katie’s Cards website if you’re hosting a Royal gathering in honour of the Queen this April!

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.

You can still send you Easter ecards today!

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

If you haven’t sent your Easter greetings to your friends and family yet then don’t panic, you can still send one of our Easter ecards today and it will arrive by tomorrow. When you send an Easter ecard from our collection, it whizzes around the world and instantly arrives in the inbox of the recipient. Alternatively, you can schedule your Easter ecard to be delivered first thing on Easter morning and, since each of our ecards can be customised to include your own personal message, what could be nicer to wake up to on Easter morning? Except for a visit from the Easter bunny of course…

You can view our full Easter collection by clicking here.

Seasonal Food Ideas

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Here at Katie’s Cards, we’re always thinking about ways in which we can be as ‘green’ as possible. We’re proud of the fact that our ecards are very environmentally friendly but there are tonnes of other choices that we all make every day which impact the environment. One way we can be a little kinder to the environment is by buying and eating as much seasonal, locally-produced food as possible. I thought it would be helpful, therefore, to suggest a few seasonal recipes perfect for Easter weekend:

– In terms of vegetables, spinach, shallots, leeks and, of course, spring onions are all in season. Why not whip up this vegetarian ricotta and spinach lasagna?

– Meat wise, it’s all about rabbit and lamb at this time of year. For a twist on the classic Easter meat, try these lamb and apricot meatballs.

– Rhubarb is also in season at this time of year, and this Easter rhubarb and apple pie would be the perfect chocolate-free dessert for an otherwise cocoa-rich Easter.

We’re very excited about Easter here in the Katie’s Cards office and you can spread the Easter cheer by sending your friends and family members one of our colourful, animated Easter ecards.

Easter Ecard of the day!

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Our Easter Ecard of the day is this lovely ‘Gardening’ themed Ecard – perfect for you to send to a green-fingered friend or family member. This time of year is perfect for getting out in the garden and planting flowers or vegetables. If you want to know what to plant and when, then head over to the website of the Royal Horticultural Society – it’s full of handy hints and tips.

gardening ecard

This ‘Gardener’ ecard joins a diverse collection of spring and Easter-themed ecards on the Katie’s Cards website.

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.

Dancing Easter Rabbits Ecard

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

This ‘Dancing Rabbits’ ecard is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face as they watch the Easter bunnies move and groove to the music…Though geared towards children, I’d challenge any adult not to chuckle when viewing this card!

Dancing Rabbits Ecard

Dancing Rabbits Ecard

Dancing Rabbits Ecard

Dancing Rabbits Ecard

Dancing Rabbits Ecard

Dancing Rabbits Ecard

Rabbits have always been considered a symbol of spring due to their fertility during the spring months and this funny animated card is the perfect way to spread some Easter cheer. If you’re after something more traditional, then you can view our full collection by clicking here.

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!

Easter Ecard of the Day

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

This ‘Spring Sewing’ ecard, with its tumbling Easter eggs and patchwork flowers, perfectly represents this time of year. If any of your friends or family members are particularly handy with a needle and thread, then this is the perfect ecard to send to them!

Spring Sewing Ecard

Spring Sewing Ecard

It is part of a beautiful collection of Easter ecards on the Katie’s Cards website.

Easter Ecard of the day!

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

This animated Easter ecard features a daring bird who has laid its eggs (which begin to hatch!) in the Easter bonnet of an unsuspecting woman…

Bonnet Ecard

Bonnet Ecard

To send this ecard, simply log in to your Katie’s Cards account or, if you’re not yet a member, pay a small membership fee. You will then be able to send as many ecards as you like for the duration of your membership! To find out morning information about joining Katie’s Cards, simply click here.

St. Patrick’s Day Myth-Buster

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

As you are probably aware, tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. Because we’ve been creating a new St. Patrick’s Day ecard recently, we’ve been busy researching the meaning behind the festival and St. Patrick himself. There have been a few surprises along the way:

  1. The symbolic colour of Ireland and of St. Patrick’s Day used to be blue. It only changed to green when various political groups started to wear green during the 19th Century.
  2. St. Patrick was Welsh, not Irish!
  3. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in Boston in the United States and not in Ireland.
  4. Some cities in the United States including Chicago, Illinois and Savannah, Georgia dye their rivers bright emerald green on March 17th.

So there you have it, four little St. Patrick’s Day facts to impress your friends with tomorrow! On the other hand, why not send them a personalised St. Patrick’s Day ecard containing some St. Patrick’s Day trivia? You can view our full collection of St. Patrick’s Day ecards here.