Ecards

March 17, 2009

Personalize your Ecards, It only takes a minute!

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Do you remember the last ecard you received? Probably not. If you do, then what specifically do you remember about it?

Chances are you remember it because it was personalized. With a note. Or the sender’s voice. Or picture. Or maybe all of those. Now, there’s no question that our free ecards are pretty cool by themselves. That’s why you send them! But what makes each of our ecards special is not what we put into it. It’s how you personalize it!

Follow these quick tips to personalize each and every ecard you send. It’s what makes the difference between another ecard and a message from your heart!

1. Add a personal note. Even if it’s just one line. Address the person you are sending the ecard to by name. Even something like ‘Have a wonderful year ahead’ or ‘I hope your birthday is as special as you are’, or ‘Lots of love and hugs from…’might suffice. Your personal note reflects your feelings or wishes and brings the ecard alive. 

2. Add a picture. We all have hundreds, maybe thousands of them. Digital pictures. So, why not share one with your ecard? Adding a picture instantly personalizes your ecard. A picture of you with your family. Or just one that reminds the recipient of you, the good times you shared or something funny. Whatever it is, it will only take a few seconds to add one, but it will bring more joy than you may realize. So, the next time you send an ecard, be sure to click on Add a photo! This feature is available with most of our ecards.

3. Add voice.  Remember the first time you were away from home or separated from a loved one? The first time you spoke over phone, you probably said to each other ‘It’s so good to hear your voice!’ The voice of a loved makes us feel better even when we’re across the globe. To use the Add voice feature available on many of our ecards, all you have to do is use your computer’s mic and sound recorder to record and store a short voice greeting, poem or song. Then simply attach it with your ecard to cheer up your loved one on his special day. Very few of you seem to be using this incredibly cool, yet simple feature. What’s keeping you? Let us know! 

We assure you, these three simple personalization steps will be completely worth it!

March 4, 2009

St. Patrick’s Day – Origins, Legends and Traditions

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How will you commemorate this St. Patrick’s day? Will you enjoy New York’s Fifth Avenue parade, which is the nation’s largest and most popular event? Or use the occasion as a legitimate excuse to hit one of the many Irish pubs in your city? Perhaps, like the rest of the US, you will wear Green. Do you know how these traditions came to be followed and which of the St Patrick’s day legends are even true? Read on to find out

 

- St. Patrick’s Day marks the death of Ireland’s patron saint in 461 AD. After being snatched from his family, captured and enslaved for several years, the young Maewyn, experienced a closeness with God. Later, a vision helped him realize his higher calling – to convert Pagans to Christianity. He went about this mission for over 30 years, building schools, churches and monasteries in Ireland, converting the country to the Christian faith.

- Folklore has it that he rid Ireland of snakes. However, Ireland is not known to have housed any snakes. The reference, some believe, is to Pagans, whom St. Patrick set out to convert. 

- Another legend mentions his use of the three-leafed shamrock to represent the Trinity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The shamrock has come to be considered as the symbol representing St. Patrick’s Day. Its green color is perhaps the reason behind people wearing green on this day. Or maybe the green leaf denotes the advent of spring, which is only a few days away. 

- In the US, St. Patrick’s Day was first publicly celebrated in Boston in the year 1737. The Charitable Irish Society organized the first parade. 

- The traditional Irish meal originally comprised of boiled bacon and potatoes. 

- When Ireland’s potato famine forced the Irish to make other countries their home, they brought along some traditions and made up new ones as time went by. 

- The traditional meal too was replaced by other substitutes. If you were to pop into an Irish American kitchen on St Patrick’s day, you might be treated to a sumptuous meal corn beef or beef slow cooked with cabbage.  

 - St Patrick’s Day is one of the most eagerly awaited holidays for several reasons. Not the least significant of them is the fact that, after attending church, people hit the pubs to down beer and ale, celebrating the feast of St. Patrick. 

According to one study, conducted by BIGresearch, there will be a decline in St Patrick’s Day celebrations spending this year. People will spend on average $ 3.00 less than they did in 2008 on food, festivities and beverages to celebrate this holiday. 

Well, one thing you don’t have to worry about spending on is on St Patrick’s Day ecards. Like all our other categories, these animated ecards are free and ready to be sent out to your friends and family on the occasion of St. Patrick’s Day. If you want to make your own greeting cards and print them out, you can do that too with our Printable Cards section.

November 26, 2008

Love at Thanksgiving

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Thankful for you ecards

Thankful for you ecards

Each year in November, we begin to assess all the gifts for which we are most thankful. At dinner tables across the country, we extol the wonders of a fabulous feast, of our comfortable homes, our secure investments and savings accounts. We regale family and friends alike with stories of our successes, and we gloss over our failures.

Gotfreecards.com’s free e-card “Thankful for You” reminds us all that we also need to be mindful of and thankful for romantic love during this time of year. This card features a woman who has made a list of each thing in her life for which she is thankful. She slowly begins to cross off food, water, shelter, and savings account. Once each item is slashed, she writes one simple word: You.

“Thankful for You” is thoughtful and romantic in its simplicity. It brings to light the basic human need of connection. Too often we take those we love for granted, when a simple gesture, like an e-card, will easily remind them how much we care. “Thankful for You” finishes with the line that sums up the best sentiments brought on by Thanksgiving: You are the one thing I’m most thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving, my love. Send your love a special card this season, and remind them how precious they are to you!

August 27, 2008

Celebrating Fatherhood with Free Ecards

Mothers are looked to as the epitome of caring and loving, but what about fathers? Fathers are often overlooked, except on Fathers Day, and are not appreciated. There are some amazing fathers in the world. There are some fathers who give up everything they have and own in order to take care of their children, and other fathers who are forced to raise their children on their own in a world that is designed for women to be single parents and not men. Free ecards can help you to celebrate fatherhood on an everyday basis, instead of just once a year.

Against Dads

The world is designed to celebrate fathers who like to take their children to sports games and who are found playing catch with their children in the front yard. It is not, however, set up for men who have to change a baby diaper while they’re in a grocery store, or for Dads who have to take time off to deal with a sick child.

Fathers, however, are just as important as mothers, and are just starting to assert their needs and rights. More and more you find diaper changing centers in the men’s bathroom, and men allowed to take time off from work. Some businesses even give men maternity leave, so that they can share the time with their newborn and their spouse, or so that they can adopt a child.

A New Kind of Dad

Gay and lesbian relationships are becoming much more talked about now, and it is not abnormal to find two men raising their children together in harmony. These men often have a lot of adversities to go through, and could definitely use a free ecard to help them to remember that there are people out there who agree with their decision to raise a family and who want to help celebrate fatherhood with them.

What to Say

There aren’t, however, many free ecards that exist to help you to celebrate fatherhood that don’t have the phrase, “Happy Father’s Day” on them. One way to tell your father how much you care about him is to send a Thank You card and to write a personal note inside of the free ecard, such as one of these:

• “Dad – thank you for always being there for me and for always supporting me.”
• “The world doesn’t always appreciate Dads, but I appreciate mine. Thanks.”
• “I know how much you gave up for me, and I know how much I love you. Thanks for always being there.”

No matter what you say, whether it’s just “Thanks for being there”, or “thanks for being you”, a free ecard can help you to let your father know exactly how you truly feel. Send a free animated ecard to your dad today thanking him for being a great dad and watch how emotional he will get.

August 22, 2008

Falling in Love and Saying it Right!

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Have you ever fallen in love before? The rush of excitement when you first meet someone, coupled with the feeling of initial attraction, is addictive, and many people go for years without finding that one special person who means the world to them. Others, however, search and search for the other half of their heart. If you get lucky enough, you find someone to love. Telling someone you love them, however, can be a very nerve-wracking thing. What if, once you’ve told them, they don’t say that they love you as well? There are a number of ways to tell someone you love them, from being vocal to sending a free animated ecard. Which way works best for you?

Saying It Out Loud

If you’re a brave person, you tell the love of your life out loud that you love them. This, however, can have some serious consequences. If, for instance, you tell the person that you love them and they are quiet for a long period of time, you may believe that they don’t feel the same way about you. This could lead to the entire relationship breaking up, especially if you are a very insecure person. Or, even worse, the person you’re saying “I love you” to may turn around and break off the relationship prematurely because they are scared. This is when a free animated ecard can help to win them back, however, you’re looking to get a positive response the first time, without needing the “I’m Sorry” ecard.

Sneaky Ways

There are also sneaky ways to tell someone that you love them for the first time. For instance, you could place a note in their lunchbox or in a dozen flowers. You may write it on the bottom of a note and leave it in their car. Hopefully they won’t have anyone else bumming a ride during that important and vital time, or else you may wind up being a bit embarrassed! Sneaky ways can work, but more often than not wind up with the person feeling embarrassed afterwards.

Free Animated Ecards

Free animated ecards are another way to let that special someone know that you care for them. These ecards are designed to help you say those special words without any embarrassment experienced between either of you. For instance, if you wanted to tell someone you loved them for the first time, you could send a free animated ecard that is created to emote that specific feeling. You then are giving your loved one the chance to absorb that information, and are giving yourself the chance to wait for them to figure out how they feel. More often than not, the sentiment will be returned, simply due to the fact that you’re giving the person the opportunity to assess their true feelings. I love you free animated ecards work almost every time to announce to your true love how you really feel, and is a great way to keep reminding them! Of your feelings!

August 18, 2008

Summer Coming to an End?

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It may seem like just a few days ago you were thinking and planning about all of the things you were going to do this summer. You were going to head to the beach more often. You planned on getting all of the outside construction done on your house. Maybe you planned on going on a number of picnics and hikes. Did you get everything done? If you’re like most of us, you didn’t. The summer months go by extremely fast, especially if you live in a place where the winter months tend to take over, giving you only a few weeks of summer to enjoy. Free animated ecards can help you to enjoy one last bash!

Sending the free animated ecard “Let’s BBQ” is a great way to throw your final summer bash! Get some food, get some tables, and fire up the grill! Send summer out with a bang, and get every last drop of sunshine you can out of nature! If you’re getting too cold for an outdoor grill, do some grilling indoors! As long as you’ve got a covered area or a garage, you can fry up some food that will make everyone happy!

August 13, 2008

The Importance of Free Animated Ecards

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Do you remember when you were young? Back before the internet was the huge deal that it is today? Before you could look up recipes or definitions with a few clicks of a button? Before email was the most popular form of communication? Then, it was very difficult to keep track of a number of things, including birthdays and anniversaries. You had to have a calendar full of all of these events, and a stack of cards ready to mail, if you got the chance to mail them in time. This was a very difficult time, and even though there were some great things about it, there were also a lot of bad things. How horrible did you feel if you forgot to send out a card for your best friend’s birthday? How much did you berate yourself for being stupid when you forgot to send a card for your parents anniversary? Thanks to free animated ecards, you never have to worry about forgetting again.

One of the most enjoyable things about free animated ecards is that they can be dated ahead of time, making it quick and simple to take the time to set a bunch of free animated ecards to go at the same time, making all of your greetings get to their recipient on time, and making you look like a hero to your family and friends.

Keeping it Simple

Another beauty of free animated ecards is that they keep things extremely simple. Instead of having to spend tons of time searching for the perfect gift, which may not be right anyway, you can get a free animated ecard and send your thoughts and feelings to your friends and family without having to spend much time or without having to worry that your friend will not like the gift that you choose.

Keeping it Cheap

Let’s face it: one of the biggest problems we have in today’s society is monetary. Money is not as easily found as it was before, and it can cost a pretty penny to not only buy a gift but to send one. Even cards have become very expensive and are often not easily affordable when you’re scrimping and saving. Free animated ecards are, well, free, and are a great way to show someone that you’re thinking of them and how much you truly care for them, without having to spend a dime.

Types of Ecards

There are dozens of different types of free animated ecards that you can send to your friends and family. These cards range from funny, for those friends who like to have a bit of humor in their lives and for those days that you’re feeling particularly silly, to serious and sweet, for those days when you want to let your friends and family know exactly how you feel about them. Often, a free animated ecard can help to convey your thoughts to the recipient much easier than a gift could do.

J.D. Theiss is the writer for GotFreeCards.com, a company focused on providing high quality, free animated ecards, allowing people to show their loved ones how much they care with just a few quick clicks of their mouse.

August 11, 2008

Getting Well With An Ecard

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It’s hard to be sick. We all know that. Don’t we all remember what it was like? Sure, there are people who visit, but they’ve got other things they need to be doing so they go on their way after a short stay. What about all those flowers they bring? They’re a nice thought,but they don’t lat all that long. Soon enough they’re dead.

Maybe the best way you can cheer a sick friend up is by giving them something that they can enjoy over and over again like a one of the free animated ecards that are available at GotFreeCards.Com. Here you’ll find a selection of the best get well soon ecards that are sure to cheer someone who’s not having the best time of it.

Surfing the site is a pleasure as well. GotFreeCards.Com is designed with the customer in mind as they’ve placed tabs at the top so that the clients can conveniently look through what’s popular and what’s the latest in free ecards. Beyond the Get Well variety, there are several other categories to look through that will meet all you ecards needs.

August 9, 2008

A Little Courtesy Goes A Long Way

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There’s not enough courtesy left in the world. People rarely excuse themselves when they bump each other anymore and generally it’s just not all that common for people to be nice to each other. They jostle each other for seats on the bus or the subway and many are constantly plotting ways to get ahead of their fellows. However, there is a way to turn the tide by taking small steps and one that each of us can accomplish is by thanking someone with ecards for a kindness.

Why not try and brighten up someone’s day by sending them one of the free animated ecards that are available through GotFreeCards? They’re always in the spirit of helping out and spreading goodwill and one look at the vast selection of free ecards that pass along a simple thank you will show you how dedicated they are to making life a more courteous and happy place. Their thank you section is only one of a number of categories available that includes miss you, sorry, and get well soon.

August 8, 2008

Send an August 15th Ecard to Celebrate the Spirit of Indian Independence Day

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The long-awaited dream of an independent India came true at the stroke of midnight on August 14, 1947, when Pundit Nehru addressed the nation that was reborn after a struggle of almost 200 years. In his declaration of Independence, Nehru inspired the nation to take the solemn pledge of a spirited awakening. This year, India celebrates its 61st anniversary of independence. Even though many things have changed with the passage of time, the quintessential spirit of the country has remained very much the same. Despite its diversity of culture and religion, the nation has managed to hold on to its identity in the last 60 years. Acknowledge the undying spirit of independence by sending e-cards to your loved ones. At Gotfreecards.com, we have a large collection of 15th August ecards – each as diverse and as expressive as India itself is!

Ever since the independence, the notable changes have come in all spheres of life. The country has steadily grown in stature economically. Hence, the general standard of living has improved significantly from what it was like in the 1950s. Our free animated ecards are exclusively made to salute the indomitable spirit that’s been lasting for such a long time now! The famous saying the more it changes, the more it remains the same is perfectly applicable when it comes to trace the progress of India in its post-independence era. Give your friends and relatives a reason to smile by sending them e-cards that are flavored in patriotic spirit. Just to add a touch of your own personality, you can customize your e-card with sound and photo. So what are you waiting for?

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