Posts Tagged ‘Ecards’

Upcoming April Events

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

April is a little quieter than March was, but that doesn’t mean that there’s not plenty to celebrate:

The Queen’s Birthday (21st April) – This is the Queen’s actual birthday and not her official birthday (which falls in June). The Queen usually holds small private celebrations, though there will be gun salutes in central London. This year is her 87th birthday!

Earth Day (22nd April) – In the Katie’s Cards office, we’re all really looking forward to Earth Day and we released a sneak peek of our first ever Earth Day ecard in our most recent blog post. We’ve also made a donation to the Plant a Billion campaign, which you can learn more about here.

ANZAC Day (25th April, Australia) – This is the day that Australians commemorate those who have served and died in peacekeeping operations, conflicts and wars. Commemorative ceremonies and services will be held at dawn across Australia. ANZAC  stands for ‘Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.’

If you can think of any other important April dates then please get in touch! You can contact us via our Facebook page, Twitter, or by emailing us at katie@katiescards.com

Who knew?

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Since we’re often trying to devise new birthday ecard designs, we thought it would be fun to try to unearth some lesser known birthday facts to inspire us …

– Though, to me, it always seems like there are tonnes of birthdays in March and April, about 9% of all people celebrate their birthdays in August, making it the month with the highest birth rate! It is followed by July and September.

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

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

– Allegedly, the date on which the least number of people are born is the 22nd of May.

– In contrast, the highest number of people are born on the 5th October … 9 months after New Year’s Eve.

– Around eighteen million people sing the ‘Happy Birthday’ song every day (though I’m not sure how anyone could work this out!)

Do you have any surprising birthday facts that you’d like to share with us? If so, comment under this post or email your suggestions to katie@katiescards.com. If you know anyone who has a birthday coming up, why not include one of these fun facts in their ecard?

Earth Day Ecard Sneak Peek

Friday, April 12th, 2013

We are delighted to announce that we will soon be unveiling our first ever Earth Day ecard! Earth Day is on April 22nd and is an important date in the eco-calendar. All of our ecards are environmentally friendly and we’re always thinking of ways in which we can be as green as possible, so Earth Day seemed to be the perfect opportunity to a create a new ecard to add to the collection.

Earth Day Sneak Peek

Earth Day Sneak Peek

We hope that each time our Earth Day ecard is sent, a little more awareness will be raised about the importance of protecting our environment.

Now, from this first clip of the ecard, can you tell what the story might be?

Say ‘Thank You’ With Katie’s Cards

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

There always seem to be so many birthdays at this time of year and if you’re one of the lucky people who has just been lavished with cake and presents, you were probably thinking about saying thank you to those who made your birthday so special. We have a lovely selection of thank you ecards on the Katie’s Cards website which includes a cartoon-like ecard set in the jungle, a floral artistic ecard and more traditional, simple thank you notes.

Thank You Ecard

Thank You Ecard

You can customise your thank you ecard to include a personalised message which thanks the recipient for the lovely gift they gave you or the gesture they made. You can view all of our thank you ecards here and can find out more about becoming a member of Katie’s Cards here.

Spring Clean

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Though it seems (here in the U.K. at least) that spring will never come, we are told that it’s on its way. Besides longer daylight hours, warm breezes and spring flowers, this can only mean one thing … It’s time for a spring clean! For many people, this means sprucing up their house, giving the rooms a lick of fresh paint and getting out in the garden to do the jobs which were put off during the chilly winter months.

New Home Ecard

New Home Ecard

For others, this means buying or renting a new house and we have some lovely New Home ecards which are perfect for this occasion. Our ‘New Home’ ecards are a fun way of welcoming someone to their new house and, since they are sent straight to the recipient’s inbox, they won’t take up valuable space in amongst all of the boxes! You can view our ‘new home’ ecards and can find out more about becoming a member of Katie’s Cards on our website.

Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Happy Easter! I hope you all have a lovely day with your friends and family.

Katie x

Floral Easter Ecard

Floral Easter Ecard

 

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.

New Easter ecard!

Monday, March 25th, 2013

We are delighted to announce that there is a new Easter ecard on the Katie’s Cards website in preperation for Easter Sunday this weekend. This colourful Easter ecard depicts the sun coming up on Easter morning, a cockerel happily crowing away and a line of adorable chicks chirping an Easter message.

Easter Cockerel Ecard

Easter Cockerel Ecard

 

This Easter ecard joins a beautiful collection of Easter ecards on the Katie’s Cards website. To send any of our ecards, simply sign up for a Katie’s Cards membership and you will be able to send an unlimited number of ecards for the duration of your membership. You can find out more about joining Katie’s Cards here on the Katie’s Cards website and can view our entire Easter collection 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.

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.

Easter Ecard of the day!

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Our Easter ecard of the day is this lovely ‘Easter Chicks’ ecard, illustrated in various pastel colours, it features all of the signs of spring. It ends with some beautiful Easter eggs cracking open to reveal some adorable little chicks inside.

Easter-chicks-ecard

You can view this ecard and the other ecards in our Easter collection by clicking here.

Red Nose Day

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Today is Red Nose Day, a day organised by Comic Relief every two years to raise money for projects in the U.K and Africa to support people who are living in dire poverty or who are facing injustice. Many schools and offices across the country will be holding fundraising events and a lot of people will be doing individual events (always silly, often outrageous) to raise money. The day culminates in a night of comedy from some of the best-loved comedians and celebrities. The money raised will go towards various projects in the UK – including ones to help young carers and older people – and in Africa, which focus on women and girls, HIV and AIDs and climate change, amongst other issues.

Red nose day

A small donation can make a huge difference. You can find out more about Red Nose Day and how to donate by clicking here.

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.

Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Ecard

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

We have a small collection of St. Patrick’s Day ecards and many feature mischievous leprechauns and are set to jolly Irish music. This ‘Vintage Harp’ ecard is a little more traditional and is set to lovely Irish folk music.

St. Patrick's Day harp

As the saying goes, everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so why not spread some Irish cheer and send your friends and family one of our festive ecards.

Green fingers

Monday, March 11th, 2013

March is the perfect time of year to get in the garden and get your hands dirty – the sun is (hopefully) beginning to shine more often and there are still enough rain showers to keep your garden fresh and hydrated. The Royal Horticultural Society provides a helpful guide of what to plant in March in terms of fruit and vegetables. March is the prime planting time for strawberries so if you get them in the ground on time they should fruit in time for summer. In terms of vegetables, it’s the perfect time to plant your potatoes, asparagus and shallots…

Gardening Ecard

Gardening Ecard

You can find out more about what to plant in the month of March here on The Royal Horticultural Society website. And if you know someone who is particularly green fingered, then why not send them this gardening-themed ecard?

Happy Mother’s Day!

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day! The first ecard I designed for the Katie’s Cards website was for my own mother so, hopefully, you’ve found a suitable ecard to send to yours.  I hope you all have a lovely day with your families.

Katie x