You may have read about the 5 best reasons to send holiday e-cards. Or maybe you have a few good reasons of your own. But, now that you’ve decided to send free Christmas ecards to friends and family, how will you go about it?
Believe it or not, sending no ecard is better than picking the wrong one. But, how could anyone go wrong with sending an ecard – you ask? With so many websites offering so many different types of flash ecards, animated ecards and other varieties of holiday e cards, choosing the right ecard for everyone could get overwhelming. A wrongly chosen ecard could result in embarrassment on your part and annoyance or disappointment for the recipient.
No need to panic though. Just keep in mind the following simple pointers before you select ecards.
Sending free holiday e cards – what to look for
1. Tasteful animations. You’ll know it when you see it. It won’t hurt your eyes. It won’t make you wonder what the visual is supposed to mean. A well-designed and animated ecard appeals to you at first glance, flows smoothly and just makes you want to view it again and again.
2. Thoughtful words. Humorous, heart-felt, sincere, sarcastic, mock-serious – whatever your style, you will see it reflected in the free ecard you want to send. Don’t choose an ecard that doesn’t sound or look like something you’d say or do.
3. Recipient’s point of view. Pause and consider – what would aunt Maggie or cousin Paul like? Is the ecard appropriate for a 15 year old sibling? Or a colleague you barely know? The uncle with a famous sense of humor, the neighbor with a tendency to misinterpret words, the vegetarian who doesn’t appreciate turkey jokes. Take into account the recipient’s personality, age, religious beliefs and your relationship to him or her before hitting Send. Gotfreecards has a large enough selection for you to find the right ecard for just about anybody.
4. Personalization. How does the recipient know the ecard is from you? Besides your email id, is there anything in the ecard that says YOU sent it and not an automated ecard sending program or personal assistant? Whenever you have the option, choose to personalize your ecards. Add a picture, voice or video message. Sign off in your own words. Address the person by an affectionate nickname. Make the ecard a U card.
Use these tips and breeze through the process of sending free Christmas ecards to all your loved ones. And remember, you don’t have to wait until Christmas. Snatch a few minutes each day to browse and select the perfect ecard for everyone and schedule it to arrive on Christmas.
At least this is one place where you won’t have to beat the crowds to get the best deal!