Posts Tagged ‘New Year Ecard’

The Monday of Months

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

There are a couple of reasons why it’s really tough staying on the straight and narrow after all the excess of Christmas. Let us explain our experience of the reasons why we think dieting in January is ludicrous:

1)      January is depressing. There’s no getting around it. It’s the Monday of months, the elastic-less pair of underpants in your suitcase and the carrot sticks in your lunch box (sans hummus). Wouldn’t it just make sense to postpone all this healthy stuff? At least until the sun decides to stick around past 4pm?

2)      No-one knew quite what to get us for Christmas despite the numerous and very explicit wish list emails you provided in November. So guess what? They all plumped for chocolate, or booze. Or boozy chocolate. And we all know that leftover chocolate is the worst kind of temptation. Well, you wouldn’t want any hanging around at Easter now, would you?

3)      Everybody knows that in winter time you really need that extra layer to help keep you cosy during those long frosty nights. Take a look at bears. Before they hibernate, they store up as much fat to sustain it through the harsh climate. And as we tend to be battered with bad weather in the winter months after Christmas, it just doesn’t make sense to use up all that energy trying to get rid of a valuable layer of insulation – particularly, with the rise in heating prices.

4)      It’s tough adjusting from a diet of pigs in blankets and mince pies to one of spinach and quinoa. For a greater chance of success, we’d advise weaning yourself off rich foods, perhaps removing the blanket and leaving the pig, then eventually replacing the pig with a parsnip … over a period of several weeks, of course.

Ok, we might be exaggerating for comic effect – but, we do honestly think that it’s probably not the best time to go cold turkey… especially because that’s all we’ve been eating for the last three weeks.

We did however find a couple of recipes that we tried, tested, tasted and liked because they’re simple, tasty and don’t even make you feel like your cutting back.

Choc Truffle Cake

Our attempt at the Chocolate Orange Truffle Cake (we left out the alcohol element to keep it kid friendly). It was a bit on the wonky side but we had to do something with all that surplus Grand Marnier…

And, if like us you agree that now’s really not the time to be thinking about your waistline, try this recipe which might help you at least incorporate some of your leftover chocolate and booze into a really decadent and delicious dessert to share (or not).

When is Chinese New Year 2013?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Chinese New Year lantern festival Ecard

Chinese New Year lantern festival Ecard

Chinese New Year 2013 is on Sunday 10th February 2013. Celebrate the new year by sending your Chinese New Year e-card greetings using

According to Wikipedia, Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese calendar. The origin of Chinese New Year is itself centuries old and includes several myths and traditions – it’s also known as the ‘Spring Festival’. Chinese New Year is a public holiday in many countries where a significant Chinese population lives.

In the Chinese zodiac there are 12 yearly cycles each represented by a different animal. 2013 is the year of the Snake.

Chinese New Year ecard

Chinese New Year ecard can help you celebrate the Chinese New Year with your friends and family with a range of different ecard designs to suit every taste.

Enjoy celebrating Chinese New Year 2013 and the year of the Snake.

How long can you keep sending New Year ecards?

Friday, January 11th, 2013
New Year Fireworks ecard

New Year Fireworks ecard

There always seems to be a desperate rush to send messages, texts and emails at New Year. People try to call and speak to their loved ones as soon as the clock strikes midnight, or so it seems. Phone, Social Networks and email inboxes get very busy in the hours after New Year.

Don’t worry if you haven’t managed to say Happy New Year to your loved ones, it’s not too late. Send friends, family and colleagues plenty of messages and don’t worry that we are moving away from the 1st January. The New Year celebrations extend into January.

Here is our full New Year e-card range.

Every subscription at allows you an unlimited amount of e-card sends so send your New Year messages, birthday greetings, thank you cards, new home – and the list goes on.

Can e-cards help you achieve your goals in 2013?

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013


January is a natural time to reflect, to turn over a new leaf and to (hopefully) build new habits. We all start with good intentions but they can fade over time.

Psychologists suggest that telling your friends and family of your New Year’s resolutions can help build motivation and new habits. The peer pressure, or the feeling that you have promised something seems to maintain the healthy habits we start.

Did you know that e-cards, specifically e-cards could help you in this process?

Here’s how:

  1. Send e-card messages to all your friends and family saying what you are planning to do, whether that is losing weight, exercising at the gym or giving up smoking. Ask them for their support and that you will keep them informed of your progress.
  2. Regularly, perhaps every 1-2 weeks, send them an update on your progress using e-cards. Let them know what you have achieved, what went well and the times when you struggled.
  3. Your messages and the habit of reporting back to your contacts will help motivate you and give you support from people who all want you to succeed.

You could use Note Cards e-cards to send these messages. Start changing your life now and use to help support you.

Good luck.

Pedestal 2013 – A New Year ecard from

Monday, December 31st, 2012

(Almost) Happy New Year.

To celebrate the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 the team at have created a brand new New Year’s ecard called Pedestal.

Pedestal 2013 -

Pedestal 2013 -

This animated e-card truly ushers out the old year and into the new – by crushing it. Share the New Year’s celebrations with your friends and family by sending this fun and beautifully animated e-card.

Check out our full range of New Year Ecards over at

Have a great time and happy new year!

Say Happy New Year with ecards

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Wow, it only seems like yesterday that we were welcoming in 2012 and the New Year is almost here again.

Thank you to everyone who has used Katie’s Cards this year to send Christmas greetings to friends, family and business colleagues. Although Christmas has just finished remember that our ecards can be used all year round – including for the New Year celebrations.

Here are some of our most popular New Year’s cards or take a look at our full New Year e-card range.

New Year Fireworks

New Year Fireworks ecard

New Year Fireworks ecard

What’s New Year without fireworks? Here we have them across a New York city scene, with skyscraper lights spelling out Happy New Year.

Preview: New Year Fireworks – New Year ecard

Big Ben

Big Ben New Year e card

Big Ben New Year e card

Hearing the chimes of Big Ben in London is iconic for New Year here in the UK and this e card exudes the celebratory spirit.

Preview: Big Ben Fireworks – New Year ecard

There are plenty of New Year ecard choices at Katie’s Cards so have fun and send your best wishes for 2013 to your friends and family.

Happy New Year.

Send Happy New Year Ecards

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

We received quote a few requests for New Year Ecards without a story or Characters, so we obliged by creating two for our members to send to family and friends. They are both quite abstract and visually interesting. You can view them by clicking on the images below.

Red lights New Year Ecard

Red lights New Year Ecard

New Year E card gold

New Year E card gold