Posts Tagged ‘News’

It’s National Poetry Month!

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

April is National Poetry Month in both the U.K and the U.S.A and so libraries, schools and publishers will be holding festivals, workshops and poetry readings to celebrate it. The month-long festival aims to encourage people to indulge in the joys of poetry and highlights the importance of poetry in the national curriculum.

So, if you’re a poetry buff, someone who would like to get more into poetry or if you teach poetry and literature to children, then National Poetry Month is the perfect way to get inspiration. Why not get creative with the way you celebrate this ancient art? Write a poem on the pavement in chalk, organise a poetry reading or sign up for a poetry class. If you’re looking for a good place to start with poetry then visit the Poetry Archive website where you can listen to over a hundred poets reading their work.

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!

Our brand new Facebook Application! 2011.12.15

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Hi all,

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new Facebook application which allows you to connect to your Facebook account and send ecards to your Facebook friends AND see birthday reminders from Facebook!

The application is available to members and non-members. Non-members can send cards from the ‘Free e cards’ category of the website and members can send cards from any category.

To use the application as a member to send e cards all you have to do is select an ecard from any category to send, and when you get to the ‘send’ page you will see a Facebook button with ‘Click here to post on Facebook’. When you click this button you will be asked to log into your Facebook account, once you have done this you will see a list of your Facebook friends and you can choose who you want to send the card to. You can post the card on the recipients profile page or send them a message to their Facebook inbox.

To use this application as a non-member you can select any e card from the ‘Free ecards’ section and follow the same instructions as above.

To see your birthday reminders, all you have to do is click on the ‘View your Facebook Reminders’ button on the Katie’s Cards homepage. You will be asked to log into your Facebook account and then you will see a list of your Facebook friends who have birthdays coming up which you can then send a birthday e card to using Facebook or in the traditional way, by sending them an email.

This application has been developed by us to enhance your user experience. We hope that you enjoy using it!

Please comment if you need any help with using the application!

Katie x

p.s. here is our new Nativity Christmas e card that you can send to spread festive greetings!

Katies Cards Facebook competition!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Hi all,

I hope you’re all well today.

I have a fun challenge for you all today – the first person to get 10 of their friends to ‘like’ the Katies Cards Facebook business page will win a free 1 year subscription to Katies Cards, allowing them to send as many e cards as they like to as many people as they like for one whole year!

Tell your friends, tell your family, tell EVERYONE!


Katies Cards Facebook page

Just direct people to the Katies Cards Facebook page (here) and tell them to press the ‘like’ button.

When 10 of your friends have ‘liked’ our page, just send me a quick message listing your friends. The first person to do so will be awarded with their prize!

Get going quickly!!!

Katie x

The UK riots – remember that not all youngsters have caused trouble

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Hi all,

Like most of you, I have been shocked and disgusted by the scenes of rioting across the country. I can’t believe things have come to this, where some young people feel they can do what they like and not suffer any consequences.

What makes me terribly sad about the actions of these youngsters is that not all youngsters were involved in these disturbances and I worry that these events will change the way other innocent young people will be perceived and treated going forward. Will people be even more scared of groups of teenagers on the street? Will the brave reaction of some people going out to defend their streets turn into anything more sinister?

I guess we will have to wait and see how this pans out over the next few weeks. After a relatively calm night in London last night, who knows whether anything more will happen? All I know is that once again, in the face of adversity, it is heart warming to see that the majority of people are decent and will come together to support each other and their community. This is my favourite image from the Clapham clean up:


You can read more about this story here.

Katie x