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Brand New Animated Ecard Added

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

This February millions of people around the world will be celebrating in a spectacular fashion for the first day of the new Lunar Calendar. Although not everyone will have the luxury of being nearby friends and family during the celebrations, you can send them our brand new animated ecard to let them know you’re thinking of them.

Chinese New Year E-card

Chinese New Year E-card

Designed in an ink wash, hand painted style, watch as the delicate blossom flourishes across the frame in this traditional Chinese New Year e card. The blossom is accompanied by a message, written in both English and Chinese, at the end. If you’d rather browse the rest of our varied collection of new year e cards, please click here. Remember, you can send our ecards in an instant or schedule them to go out in your own time.

The New Ecard is Here!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

As promised, our new Halloween ecard is up on the site and ready for you to view, customise and send. With your Katie’s Cards membership, you can send an unlimited amount of ecards which means you can send this hilarious jokes Halloween e-card to as many people as you like.

Six spooky characters from ghosts to mummies, skeletons, witches and more feature in this Halloween ecard but they’re not here to scare, they’re here to tell jokes!

Click the image below to see the finished product

Halloween Ecard

Click to View our New Animated Halloween Ecard

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

New Baby Ecards – By Royal Appointment

Monday, September 8th, 2014

We were all absolutely thrilled to hear news of another royal baby on the way when we got into the office this morning.

Whilst there was so much discussion in the media over the sex of the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge’s first bundle of joy, we hope they’ll enjoy a much more relaxed time of things this time round. And we’re sure little Prince George is very much looking forward to becoming a big brother.

We wonder if anyone will be sending the family one of our new baby ecards in nine months’ time!?! Oh we do hope so, wouldn’t that be just fabulous!

It's a boy - new baby e card stork design

Is it a boy?

It's a girl stork design new baby e card from Katie's Cards

Or is it a girl? Time will tell!

A New Happy Birthday Ecard… from a face that’s familiar

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Here at the Katie’s Cards blog, we like to keep our loyal followers up to date with any new designs added to our substantial catalogue of ecards.

So here we are, to tug at your shirt sleeve like an impatient child and point you in the direction of the rather fabulous Billboard Birthday Ecard.

We had a lot of fun creating this character, especially because he bears a slight resemblance to a certain leader of a marching band who features at the beginning of our Belated Birthday ecard. In the world of Katie’s Cards, perhaps they’re even related.

We hope your recipients enjoy this animated ecard as much as we enjoyed making it.

Don’t forget to customise your ecard with a few words from yourself to the Birthday boy or girl. You can also schedule this Birthday e card in advance.

And if you should forget to do that too, well, that’s exactly what the Belated Birthday Band e card was created for in the first place!

Happy New New Year

Friday, January 24th, 2014

If you’re a regular visitor to Katie’s Cards you might have noticed by looking at our homepage that we’ve added a couple more designs to the Chinese New Year category, ready for the celebrations which take place from January 31st.

KCchinese-scrolls

New Chinese Scrolls ecard from Katie’s Cards

Why the Long Face?

You might have also seen that the horse features quite heavily in a few of our designs… No we’ve not all turned into hippomaniacs (people obsessed with horses, apparently) but we did think it would be quite fitting as 2014 marks The Year of the Horse in the Chinese Zodiac.

And while we’re here bragging about all our new designs, we might as well tell you that we’re currently in the process of designing a rather special Valentine’s Day card too – so look out for further blog posts on the design process as well as a couple of sneak previews.

Happy Chinese New Year from Katie’s Cards

If you happen to be in London during the most celebrated Chinese festival, take a look at Time Out’s Guide to Chinese New Year 2014.

But wherever you are in the world, we hope you have a very Happy Chinese New Year.

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

 

 

 

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 

It’s Labor Day!

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Labor Day is celebrated in the United States today. It always falls on the first Monday in September and it recognises the hard work of American men and women who have helped to build the country. It is over one hundred years old and many of the traditions have remained the same. Today, there are still parades across the nation and speeches are given by well-known industrialists and union leaders.

Labor Day Ecard

We have a brilliant Labor Day ecard on the Katie’s Cards website which we hope captures what the day is really about. To view the card, simply click here.

New Simone de Beauvoir ‘wise words’ ecard

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

The latest addition to the Katie’s Cards website is this Wise Words ecard featuring a quote from Simone de Beauvoir, the French existentialist philosopher, feminist and intellectual.

Simone de Beauvoir Ecard

Simone de Beauvoir Ecard

Our collection of Wise Words ecards features a diverse selection of individuals, from Mark Twain to Aristotle, and from Coco Chanel to Epictetus! You can view the collection by visiting the Katie’s Cards website.

New Christopher Columbus ecard

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

We’re delighted to announce that we have added a new ecard to the Katie’s Cards website. The card, featured below, includes a quote from the Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus.

Christopher Columbus Ecard

Christopher Columbus Ecard

This card joins our collection of Wise Words ecards which feature quotations from a range of people including Aristotle, Coco Chanel and Judy Garland. You can view the collection here on the Katie’s Cards website or on our Wise Words Pinterest board.

Say ‘thank you’ to your guests

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

It’s the middle of wedding season and so much work goes into planning a wedding that when the big day is over, it can be hard for the brides and grooms to know what to do next (after the honeymoon of course)! Saying ‘thank you’ to all the guests that made their wedding day special is usually one of the first jobs the newlyweds face.

Thank You Ecard

Thank You Ecard

By sending thank you ecards, this jobs becomes much less time consuming, less pricey (and provides an easy way to reach those family members and friends who travelled from far and wide to attend the wedding. Here at Katie’s Cards, we have a selection of thank you ecards which are perfect to send if you have just tied the not. To view the full collection, please click here.

Are you a procrastinator?

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Do you have a tendency to put things off until the last possible moment? Then this quote from Mark Twain is for you…

Mark Twain Ecard

Mark Twain Ecard

I think we all have the tendency to procrastinate from time to time … but is that so bad? Mark Twain didn’t seem to think so! You can view this ecard both on the Katie’s Cards website or on our Wise Words Pinterest board.

 

Some ‘wise words’ from Mark Twain

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Bring a little cheer to someone’s day by sending them a card with this lovely quote from Mark Twain on it. We’ve been adding to our Wise Words ecard category over the past few weeks and we’re delighted by how many of you have been sending and ‘pinning’ them.

Mark Twain quote ecard

Mark Twain quote ecard

You can view and send this ecard here on the Katie’s Cards website and you can also view it here on Pinterest. Have you got a favourite inspirational quote that gets you through tough times? We would love to hear from you if so. Comment below this post, email us at info@katiescards.com, write on our Facebook wall or tweet us on Twitter.

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!

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.

 

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.

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!

Mother’s Day Countdown…

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Mother’s Day is fast-approaching in the USA and, though in the United Kingdom (where we’re based) we celebrated Mother’s Day back in March, we still have a diverse collection of Mother’s Day ecards available for you to send on the Katie’s Cards website. Watch the artist’s brush paint a beautiful vase of flowers on our Painted Flowers Mother’s Day ecard or see Supermum soar around saving the day; whatever your mum’s tastes and interests are, we hope to have them covered.

Supermum Ecard

Supermum Ecard

If you think of a theme that we haven’t included in our ecard collection yet then please get in touch by either commenting below, emailing us via katie@katiescards.com, tweeting us on the Katie’s Cards Twitter page or writing on our Facebook wall. We’d love to hear from you!

New Ecard Category Announced!

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

We are delighted to announce that we have a new ecard category on the Katie’s Cards website! Our new ‘Wise Words’ ecard collection, which we will continue to add to over the coming months, is very different from anything we have done before. These ecards feature some wonderful quotations from the likes of Gandhi, Twain and Thoreau, to name but a few.

Wise Words Ecard

Wise Words Ecard

If you know of someone in need of a little guidance and inspiration, these ‘notes on a postcard’ style ecards are just the thing. Although the first two in the collection are both about love, future designs will cover a wide range of themes. You can view the full collection by clicking here.