Posts Tagged ‘Mother’s Day Ecard’

100 Years of Mother’s Day

Friday, May 9th, 2014

For those of us who celebrate Mom’s Day in March, our day of thanks has passed. Don’t worry though, we haven’t forgotten that in just two short days many of you across the globe will be celebrating the special lady in your life. This year isn’t just any old annual celebration of mom, its the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day. But hey, no pressure…

She’s endured sleepless nights, tantrums,  and probably been given advice about raising you from people who couldn’t raise an orchid. Let’s face it she deserves the best. So in light of all this, we thought we’d break down our top 3 Mom’s Day e-cards that will definitely count towards an appreciative token of love,

Number #1

The Supermum ecard is definitely one for the good books. This animated ecard shows how super moms really can be!

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Supermum – Mother’s Day Ecard

Number #2

Offer some tranquility to her day with our Water Lilies ecard. The soothing sounds and calming animation is a winner, every time.

Water Lilies Mother's Day ecard from KatiesCards.com

Water Lilies Mother’s Day ECard

Number #3

Last but most certainly not least, The Badgers ecard is ideal for showing the importance and loving nature of mother/child relationships.

Badgers Mother's Day Ecard

Badgers Mother’s Day Ecard

So make sure you’re impressing this year and also don’t forget Father’s Day is just around the corner. For some tips and ideas on gift ideas, take a look at our inspired Pinterest board. Happy Mom’s Daying!

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.

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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.

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

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

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

If you’ve forgotten to send a Mother’s Day card then don’t worry! If you send an ecard from the Katie’s Cards website, it arrives in the inbox of the recipient immediately. Alternatively, you can easily schedule the card to arrive in your Mum’s inbox first thing tomorrow morning. We have a lovely collection of Mother’s Day ecards here on the Katie’s Cards website. In fact, the first card that I made for the website was for my own Mother so I really hope that you find a card that suits the tastes and interests of yours.

Katie x

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…

Mother’s Day Ecard of the Week!

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

The Mother’s Day ecard of the week is this lovely ‘Peacock’ card. It shows an elegant peacock strolling around the grounds of a garden before fanning out its feathers to display a Mother’s Day message…

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Peacock Ecard

 

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‘Peacock Ecard.’

You can send this and other ecards from our Mother’s Day collection by visiting the Katie’s Cards website.

 

New ‘Spring Buds’ Mother’s Day Ecard

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

I am delighted to announce that we have a new Mother’s Day ecard on the Katie’s Cards website, just in time for Mothering Sunday. This beautiful ‘Spring Buds’ ecard perfectly captures this time of year when the garden is blooming and flowers are springing up everywhere.

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Mother’s Day ‘Spring Buds’ Ecard

 

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Mother’s Day ‘Spring Buds’ Ecard

As flowers fill the screen, a Mother’s Day message appears. As with all our ecards, you can personalise them to include your own message. You can also pre-schedule them to be sent at a future date so you can rest assured that they will arrive on time. To view our full collection of Mother’s Day ecards, click here.

Mother’s Day

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 10th March and we have a beautiful selection of ecards that you can send to your mother as a token of appreciation. One of my favourites is the ‘Terrace’ Ecard which depicts a tranquil seascape reminiscent of one of the Greek Islands.

 

Mother's Day 'Terrace' Ecard

Mother’s Day ‘Terrace’ Ecard

 

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Mother’s Day ‘Terrace’ Ecard

 

Watch as the watering can helps nurture the plant until flowers bloom and spell out a ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ message. This card is one in a wide-range of Mother’s Day ecards on the Katie’s Cards website and the collection, which you can view by clicking here, caters for various tastes.

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.


My Mother’s Day Memories

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

It makes me smile to think that during my infant years, when my mother’s mothering was it its most intense, I was at my most oblivious. But a few years on, as a little girl testing my independence, I hope I made up for it with handmade gifts and wobbly dishes of sugary treats.

Mothers Day Fairies

Mothers Day Fairies

The night before, my father might come home with a bunch of flowers elaborately hidden beneath his coat, which he then smuggled into a vase. It was my cue to set to work in my bedroom, surrounded by card, ribbon and glue, waiting for inspiration to strike and my creation to take shape.

In my early teens I was grown-up enough to make a bigger contribution- perhaps even managing a delicious breakfast here and there. One year, fruit plate and smoothie proudly arranged on a decorated tray, I bumped into an object walking up the stairs, which, I soon discovered, was my mother. Although delighted with the goodies which I explained were heading in her direction she said she had to rush to an appointment, leaving me standing baffled on the stairs. Later that day the bizarre little incident became clear as my brothers and I finally presented our cards and our mother exclaimed: ‘Oh, is it mother’s day?!’

Mothers Day gardner

Mothers Day gardner

Reaching into my late teens focused on the new idea of attending Art College, dare I sheepishly admit to forgetting Mother’s Day, or being too wrapped up in my work, and the events happening in my life to spare some thought for my Mother on her special day of the year.

Hitting my twenties and living away from home I came to fully appreciate my mother once again- the food parcels, the home-cooked meals and, yes, the occasional bag of washing. Always a card, and I sometimes managed to persuade my bothers to make a space in their busy lives to treat her to a bite to eat or a trip to the theatre. And we were never in any doubt afterwards that it was 100% worth it.

Mothers Day peacok

Mothers Day peacok

So it has continued until I was able to start enjoying Mother’s days in my own right and I came to understand just how important they are. There’s nothing quite like the clumsy wrapping of a small gift or the hushing in the hallway of young voices when they are trying to surprise you. In fact, when my children were little I used to enjoy the squabbles over who would be in charge of giving what as much as the tokens themselves. And their sweet sentiments in thoughtful cards continue to delight me today.

My family has now become my greatest testing ground. And they don’t come much more helpful than my mother!

At www.katiescards.com I have created a collection of mother’s day ecards that are quick to preview and just as easy to send. Mother’s day gives us all a chance to express our appreciation for the woman who brought us into the world and to let her know we do not take her for granted. I hope that from my selection of 8 mother’s day e cards there will be one that is just right for you to send to your Mom.