Posts Tagged ‘Ecard’

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!

BRAND NEW Animated Halloween Ecard

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

We are very pleased to announce that we have added a brand new animated Halloween ecard to our collection. Our newest addition Halloween ecard has been designed for children and contains 6 Halloween monsters with 6 jokes guaranteed to make them giggle. To get started, we did some sketches based on how we wanted the ecard to look and then we were ready to go.

Initial Sketches of New Halloween Ecard

Initial Sketches of New Halloween Ecard

 

KC Halloween 1

Initial Sketches of New Halloween Ecard

 

Once the initial sketches have been created, it’s time for us to bring them to light and life. We designed each of our characters and matched them up with the perfect jokes to match their spooky exteriors. Much like the rest of our Halloween ecards, we then bring our characters to life with animation. See for yourself below what you’re in for.

Halloween ecard

Sneak Preview of our latest Halloween Ecard

This new ecard is the perfect way for children to wish their friends and family a spook-tacular Halloween! If you’re holding a special event this weekend don’t forget to browse the rest of our Halloween invitation ecards – remember you can send them in an instant so it’s never too late!

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.

Autumn Equinox

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Today is the Autumn Equinox so for all those Autumn Birthdays that may be coming up we’ve got a run down of some birthday ecards from our varied collection.

For the explorers..

Jungle Explorer Ecard

Jungle Explorer Ecard

For those who just love cake…

Birthday Ecards

Birthday Ecards

For the gamers…

ATTACK OF THE CAKE MUNCHERS

Attack of the Cake Munchers Birthday Ecard

Make the most of a Katie’s Cards membership this Autumn because no matter whose Birthday it is, we have something for everyone.

Halloween is just a few weeks away so if you’re planning a party don’t forget to send out your Halloween ecard invitations early to make sure everyone can pencil it in – you can even schedule them today to go out slightly closer to the time.

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.

Long Live the Ecard

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

We saw an interesting article in the paper today that explained how friends and family are opting to send online greetings such as ecards to loved ones as a more creative option for Birthdays. Now we may be a little biased, but with fun, engaging animations on offer for all ages, with the option to customise with your own message, we’re inclined to agree.

So with this in mind we thought we’d unveil our top 3 most popular Birthday ecards just incase you’re looking for a little inspiration. Click on the images to watch the animated versions.

#1 The Cake Maker Birthday Ecard

Birthday Ecards

Birthday Ecards

#2 Birthday Fireworks

Birthday Fireworks Ecard

Birthday Fireworks Ecard

#3 Birthday Flowers

Birthday Flowers Ecard

Birthday Flowers Ecard

 

Don’t forget we have collections of Christmas ecards, Halloween ecards, Invitation ecard, Engagement ecards and more. With a Katie’s Cards membership you can send an unlimited amount of ecards.

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.

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 Grandparent’s Day

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Today is the day to show your grandparents just how much you appreciate them. Grandparent’s Day is celebrated in various countries around the world (albeit on different dates) and in America it even has its own song!

Grandparents' Day Ecard

Grandparents’ Day Ecard

If you’re not lucky enough to have your grandparents live nearby then why not send our Grandparents’ Day ecard to let them know that you are thinking of them. You can view the card here on the Katie’s Cards website.

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 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.

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy, who is third in line to the throne. Royal baby madness seems to have swept the nation (and indeed the world!) over the past few days and the Katie’s Cards office has been no different!

New Baby Ecard

New Baby Ecard

Do you know anyone else who had a baby yesterday? If so, then we have a selection of beautiful ‘new baby’ ecards perfect for you to send to the proud parents. You can view the collection here on the Katie’s Cards website.

Audrey Hepburn’s Wise Words

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been busy creating some new ‘wise words’ ecards. One of my personal favourites comes from the beautiful Audrey Hepburn…

Audrey Hepburn E Card

Audrey Hepburn E Card

You can find all of our wise words images both here on our website and also on our Pinterest page – if you’re on Pinterest, do let us know if you re-pin any of our cards!

National Smile Month

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

This month is National Smile Month, I’m not quite sure who makes up these events but it seems like a good one to acknowledge! We have a selection of ecards that you can send ‘just because’ and we’re sure that they’d bring a smile to anyone’s face. Our ‘thinking of you’ cards are perfect to send to someone who is going through a tough time and our note cards are a great way in which to send someone a little message to brighten up their day.

'Thinking of You' Ecard

‘Thinking of You’ Ecard

We’re also planning to add to our new ‘Wise Words’ category which are appropriate to send at any time of the year. You don’t need to have a special occasion to send a card, in fact, sending one ‘just because’ can often mean so much more.

Is Father’s Day less important than Mother’s Day?

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16th, yet will many people be celebrating it? For some reason, it is often treated as second best to Mother’s Day. Many people argue that, since Father’s Day was officially acknowledged more recently than Mother’s Day, it lacks historical and religious significance. Others argue that it is a purely commercial holiday.

In Thailand, Father's Day is celebrated on December 5th - the current King's birthday. Traditionally, people give their fathers a Canna flower to show their appreciation.

However, Father’s Day was first celebrated approximately four thousand years ago and, since then, it has been celebrated all over the world. We think it’s important to carry on this legacy of showing our dads how much we appreciate them.

So, if you can’t be with your dad this Sunday, why not send him a Father’s Day ecard and let him know that you’re thinking of him.

“Where there is love, there is life.’

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Our ecard of the day comes from our new ‘Wise Words’ collection. This card features a wonderful quote from Gandhi:

Wise Words Ecard

Wise Words Ecard

The collection only features two ecards at the moment but we will be adding to it over the coming months. You can view the collection here and, if you have a favourite quote that you’d like to be able to send as a card then we would love to hear from you! Simply comment on this post, email us at katie@katiescards.com, tweet us on our Twitter page or write on our Facebook wall and we’ll be sure to get back to you.

Mother’s Day Celebrations Around the World

Friday, May 10th, 2013

This Sunday, Mother’s Day will not only be celebrated in the United States but also in many other countries around the world – from Brazil to the Bahamas, from Hong Kong to Switzerland, and from Tonga to Malaysia.

Gardener Ecard

Gardener Ecard

The origins of Mother’s Day differ from country to country. In Bolivia, for example, the day commemorates a specific battle during the Bolivian War of Independence during which many female fighters were killed. In Israel, it honours Henrietta Szold who rescued Jewish children from the Nazis. In France, Mother’s Day celebrations stem from the early 1900s when the government was concerned with falling birth rates and so it praised the mothers of large families.

Around the world, mothers are treated to flowers, gifts and cards. If you want to make your mum feel extra special this Sunday, then send her one of our lovely Mother’s Day ecards and it will reach her instantly, wherever she may be in the world.

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.