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There are a multitude of websites that offer free and for purchase eCards. The variety is amazing, making it fun to choose just the right greeting for any occasion. This is a guide about sending eCards.
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By 4 found this helpful
January 15, 2010

Instead of paper cards, send e-cards. Go to www.hallmark.com where you'll find several appropriate free cards. You can schedule them way ahead of time, too, and they'll be delivered on the appropriate date, worry free. E-cards are free, easy and "green".

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By annelaundrie from Green Bay, WI

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December 17, 2010

One of the easiest ways to save some money this Christmas is to send E-Cards instead of using the traditional paper and post method. The trick is to achieve this without looking either cheap or uncaring. In order to do this, some care in the selection of the card is essential. There are plenty of excellent free E-Cards available and with very little computer savvy and a little time, it is possible to use these to spread all the peace, joy, and love you like in an amusing or entertaining way.

What is an e-card? An E-Card is simply an electronically generated webpage that has been created with a computer program such Flash. They range from the very basic picture card which you may or may not be able to personalize, to incredibly complex animated confections which allow you to insert your own message and signature.

In order to send and receive E-Cards, both parties must have both an internet connection and an Email address. Just like any other email it is possible to send your E-card to one or many recipients which makes it an excellent solution for sending greetings to work colleagues and acquaintances.

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How to find E-Cards. Good places to start looking for your perfect Christmas E-card this year are providers such as ecard system at:

http://www.ecardsystem.com/send-free-ecard.html

or incredimail at:

http://www.incredimail.com/english/splash/ecards.aspx

both of these providers offer plenty of choice and easy to follow instructions. Another particularly popular provider is Care2 which describes itself as ‘the world largest online community for healthy and green living' as part of their mission is to reduce landfill and paper use they offer a free E-card service which can be found at:

http://www.care2.com/ecards/

Care2 has some of the most original and interesting free E-cards available and as they have many contributors a very varied range of styles and moods are on offer.

Most E-card providers will require you to register, with the three mentioned in this article this is a simple and quick process. Once registered, you can look at the cards on offer by searching the online galleries. Once you have selected the E- card you would like to use, it is a good idea to follow the step by step instructions and send the first one to yourself as a dry run, as even if you look at a preview it is best to see the E-card as your recipients will.

One word of warning, you do not need to download any software to your computer in order to use E-card services, if a site asks you to download anything at all, do not use it, as they may put unwanted programs such as adware or malware which can compromise your security. However there are plenty of safe sites offering free E-cards so as long as you make this a golden rule you should be fine. E-cards are a cheap and fun way to send your holiday greetings for free.

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By Mrs. Christmas from Slovenia, EU

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January 3, 2008

From the Antiques section of www.about.com at http://antiques.about.com/od/holiday/qt/aa122207.htm

Another source for vintage holiday ecards! There are lovely New Year's cards - I plan to send some of those to anyone I missed and others I just want to shower with good wishes.

Take a look at the site while you are there - very interesting, I think.

Source: www.antiques.about.com

By pamphyila from Los Angeles, CA

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March 22, 2006

You don't have to pay for snazzy eCards - There are sites that give away unusual ones for free. I like the ones at doverpublications and MOMA.

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By Pam from L.A., CA

Editor's Note: Another good place is Dear Webby's Posty's sites at

http://mypostcards.net/

Doverpublications no longer offers free ecards.

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October 11, 2007

Want to send nice old-fashioned cards - either e-cards or paper ones? Right now Dover Publishing has great Halloween images! They also have great images on their sample site. I think I am going to print one up for my front door!

Link: http://www.doverpublishing.com

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May 7, 2007

Ecards from Amazon.

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May 26, 20050 found this helpful

Congratulate a student who's a new grad, connect with your friend/ fellow grad with these cool ecards, share the pride and joy of Graduation with relative who's a new grad, thank your parents/ teachers/ friends/ well wishers for their support and appreciation.

Link: http://www.graduation-ecards.com/

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November 27, 2006

Does anyone out there know the website that produces the animated Christmas e-cards that feature Chumley the dog? I think it might be the artist's actual website but can't remember the name of the artist. Any info. would be appreciated; thanks!

Lynn from Chico, CA

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November 28, 20060 found this helpful

Actually, the dog's name is Chudleigh. Here's the website:

www.jacquielawson.com

Yes, the cards are wonderful. Merry Christmas, Lynn.

zballoongirl

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November 28, 20060 found this helpful

www.jacquielawson.com

Her cards are wonderful. Membership i think is around 8.00 a year.

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December 19, 20060 found this helpful

I think iy's Blue Mountain.

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By guest (Guest Post)
October 24, 20070 found this helpful

its "jacque lawson e-cards"

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By guest (Guest Post)
November 14, 20070 found this helpful

The creator's name is Vickie Lawson

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May 1, 20140 found this helpful

I found the ecCard service from this review video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAK9dW8ZJ68

How would you guys rate it?

By David

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