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Mamafesto

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

It’s almost Mother’s Day- a day where we show our gratitude for all the hard work our mother has put in over the years. This gratitude however, cannot be proven with love alone, oh no. It must be proven (and subsequently measured) in the very real form of the ideal gift and card. A gift and card so ideal, it negates 364 days of smug thanklessness.

Let’s face it, it’s a challenge. Finding the perfect gift and card that says just what you want it to say can be oh I don’t know, hard work… to say the least. We must venture out, in to the cold winds, suffer through inside out umbrellas and scour the shops, because she’s worth it (begrudgingly).

Now, we can’t help you out with the gift side of things but we can most certainly help with the card part, oh yes.

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A frame from our animated Peacock Mother’s Day Ecard

Or for a message that’s a little less subtle…

Little Birds Ecard

Little Birds Mother’s Day Ecard

 

So for all those after school activities she took you to that you never had any intention of pursuing, take a look through our Mother’s Day Ecards at Katie’s Cards and find something that’s ideal for her.

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Though here in the United Kingdom (where Katie’s Cards is based) we celebrated Mother’s Day back in March, today is Mother’s Day in the United States and in many other countries around the world. It’s a wonderful time to show your Mum just how much you appreciate her.

Mother's Day ecards

Mother’s Day ecards

I hope you all have a lovely day!

Katie x

Forgotten to send a Mother’s Day card? Don’t panic!

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day in the United States and, if you haven’t sent a card yet or if your mum lives far away and you won’t be able to see her, it’s not to late to let her know that you’re thinking of her.

Terrace Ecard

Terrace Mother’s Day Ecard

All of our ecards arrive instantly in the inbox of the recipient so even if you send your Mother’s Day ecard first thing on May 12th, your mum will receive it immediately. Additionally, you can customise each of our Mother’s Day ecards so you can add your own personal, thoughtful message. To view our full collection, simply click here.

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.

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!

Mother’s Day Water Lilies Ecard

Friday, March 8th, 2013

I’m happy to announce that our water lily ecard, formerly available to send on Chinese New Year, is now available for you to send this Mother’s Day. We gained a lot of positive feedback about this card and so we’re happy to make it available for you to send on another occasion.

Koi Carp Chinese New Year Ecard

 

The ecard depicts a tranquil pond filled with water lilies where carp swim gracefully around and dragonflies dance on the water’s edge. The ripples in the water eventually reveal the Mother’s Day message…

Supermum!

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Let your Mum know that she’s your heroine by sending her this ‘Supermum’ ecard on Mother’s Day. Watch ‘Supermum’ save the world as she rescues a cat from a falling building, kicks an asteroid away from earth and stops a volcano from erupting…all in a day’s work!

Supermum Ecard

Supermum Ecard

Mums are there to swoop to the rescue at so many points throughout our lives and Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to say thank you.

Mother’s Day Ecard of the Week!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

My Mother’s Day ecard of the week is this beautiful ‘Painted Flowers’ ecard. This animated ecard shows an artist’s brush strokes delicately painting a vase full of colourful before your eyes.

'Painted Flowers'

‘Painted Flowers’

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‘Painted Flowers’

To send this ecard simply click here. You can find our full collection of Mother’s Day ecards here.

Meet the Katies Cards team

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Hi all,

As promised, here are a few snaps to help you get to know me and the rest of the team better.

Our office

First of all, here are two photographs of the Katies Cards office. The building with the bluey-grey ‘Engravers House’ sign above the window is the our office where all of our ecards are created. The building is a converted butchers shop and is bright and airy. There are 3 companies in the building altogether as well as my ceramics studio which was built at the back of the office.

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The Katies Cards office


The office is in Teddington, a small and pretty town in Middlesex in the south of England. Its right next to a gorgeous park called Bushy park, where we go at lunch time and where I walk Plum.

The team

We are a small, close-knit team who enjoy working together to create our e cards in our lovely office in Teddington. We often listen to music in the office and because of Nick’s wide taste, usually leave the selection up to him. There are a few pubs nearby where every now and then we go to have a lovely pub lunch.

Nick

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My husband Nick works with me to come up with ideas for new e cards and helps bring my drawings and paintings to life on the computer screen. He helped me to create my first e card for my Mum and has been instrumental in getting Katies Cards where it is now.

Prior to Katies Cards, Nick studied animation at University. Once qualified, he embarked on a successful 8 years as an animator before deciding to go it alone and use his skills to work as a freelance animator for TV and film, which was how we met Barry.

Nick has an eclectic taste in music and enjoys food, cycling, films and spending time with friends and family.

I am very lucky to be able to work alongside my husband who is extremely talented and committed to producing such high quality cards for you!

Barry

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Barry is a talented illustrator who has worked with us to create our e-cards from a very early stage. He has made many of the backgrounds and characters you see in our collection and has also been instrumental in helping to shape the seeds of my ideas and come up with new ones!

He studied illustration at University and has since had a very successful 7 year career as an illustrator. When I asked him for some facts to write in the blog, he proudly told me that as a student, he designed the characters in a number 1 Playstation game called ‘Prisoner of war’ which is very impressive!

He is a keen follower of football and art and enjoys playing golf.

Racheal

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Racheal is new to the team, having only joined us 1 month ago. She was brought on board to help us grow Katies Cards due to her 7 years experience in marketing for both large and small companies. Unusually for a marketer, Racheal actually studied Sculpture at University, but after completing the degree realised that she didn’t want to follow the creative path and went on a search to find the right career. After joining a small publishing company as a customer service advisor, she was quickly moved over to the marketing department and rose up the ranks. Since then she has worked for another large publishing company and a disability organisation, planning and implementing marketing campaigns and developing marketing strategies.

Racheal is a keen cook and a lover of all things food, fashion and interiors.

Me

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You may already feel like you know a lot about me so i’ll try to keep it brief. I am Katie and I am the person who started this process 5 years ago. I am passionate about saving the environment and I am always on the look out for eco-friendly ideas, which is how I realised that there weren’t any good quality e cards to send to people five years ago when I was looking for an eco-friendly e card for my Mum’s birthday. I decided then to make my own e card, taking some time to make sure it was really good quality and I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to do more! I came up with some more ideas for Nick and I to get to work on and then planned how we could sell them to people on the internet. 18 months later we launched katiescards.com with just 25 cards and have steadily been adding more to the collection over the years – we now have over 160 in the collection for all sorts of occasions such as birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s day, Mothers day, Fathers day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Independance day, St Patrick’s day, engagement, wedding day, anniversary, new baby, new home, Canada day and many more!


Click on the link to see the first birthday e card that I created for my Mum (you can send this card also if you like it).

I love what I do and that I am able to combine the things that I love in my job – art, environmental issues and working with Nick. Like Racheal, I also studied Sculpture at University and after leaving went onto become an art director for film and TV. After becoming a mother, I decided I wanted to take a step back from my career so that I could bring up our children Molly and Joe. Now that the children are older and turning into young adults, I have more time and thats another reason Katies Cards came along at just the right time for me.

I enjoy tennis, art, film, traveling and spending time with friends and family. I also enjoy taking long walks with our Jack Russell Plum (who you will hear more about later). I love making e cards and genuinely wish to make you and your loved ones feel special when one of our cards is sent.

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Plum (the office dog)

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Me and Plum in Bushy park


Plum is our Jack Russell but we bring her to the office every day so that she doesn’t get lonely. We have a garden here that she enjoys running around (and terrorising next doors cats!) and because we are right next to the beautiful Bushy park, I can take her for good lunch time walks which she loves.

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Plum


Plum is 5 years old, is great fun and a loving dog. She is, just as all Jack Russell’s are, she’s very stubborn and territorial and we often have moments when she goes completely crazy! But she is a great character and we love having her here in the office. She is also a brilliant source of inspiration and our walks together have been where alot of my ideas have formed.

She got her name when, at only a few days old, we took her to meet my mum. My mum has a Plum tree in her garden which some Plums had fallen off, and the new puppy picked one up in her mouth and brought it to me, dropping it at my feet. Out son Joe said ‘Plum’s a good name!’ and we all agreed!

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Me and Plum in Bushy park

That’s it for now. I will keep updating you on our team news and add some more pictures so that you know what is happening here but I hope you feel you know all of us a bit more now.

Hope you’re all having a nice Wednesday,

Katie x

P.s. I have recently joined Facebook and would be delighted to become your friend. I am new to social media but will be using my Facebook profile to help keep you up-to-date with the Katies Cards news as well as posting interesting gift and lifestyle ideas and advice. Click here to visit my Facebook page and request friendship with me.


Supermum! zooms into Mother’s Day E card

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

For all those really SUPER-mums out there, we have created the perfect Mother’s Day E card. Only after she has saved the planet from a series of near calamitous disasters, can she go home to celebrate her special day with her children.

Supermum zooms into our Mothers Day Ecard

Supermum zooms into our Mothers Day Ecard

We have nine other Mothers Day Ecards to choose from, not only to delight your mum, but also you will be doing your small bit to save the planet as Ecards have a very tiny carbon footprint!

Don’t forget Mother’s Day This Year

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Don’t forget Mother’s Day, it is on the 3rd of April in the U.K. this year (it’s Sunday May 08 in the U.S.A.)

Mother’s day is the perfect time to show how much you love and care for your mum and thank her for all she has done for you. Your gift does not have to be terribly expensive; she will not mind how much you spend, because any gift you give will be cherished by her forever.

Why not send a Mothers Day e card this year, we have a wide range for you to choose from!

And for the gift, flowers are always a first thought and chocolates are a winner. However there are so many choices these days, from a pamper session at the spa, a day out shopping, a meal, or even the cinema. There are so many fantastic things you can do together!