An iPhone ecard app that gets it right.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know that I’m supposed to jot off a thank you note before the wrapping paper hits the ground, but I usually forget. Or worse, I don’t and it just nags at me. Solution: a great instant card iPhone app that looks more fantastic than any we’ve seen before.

The Red Stamp app hails from one of our long-time favorite online card shops, Red Stamp so it’s not surprising that the designs aren’t secondary to the technology.

They have a stylish gallery of design templates and you can customize the message to suit the situation. From “Thanks for fish-sitting,” to a sweet love note just because. Although in truth some of the pre-written messages (done by etiquette experts) were far better than anything I could come up with.

Me, not being an etiquette expert.

Red Stamp iPhone App

Now what I think is especially cool about this app is that you can easily pop in photos–like say your child wearing the hand-knit sweater he received for his birthday–and then just email it, post it on Twitter or Facebook, or send it in an instant message to the gift giver.

Or, for you traditionalists out there, you can even have Red Stamp print out and mail a high quality postcard for $1.29; smart when you’re on the road and realize shoot…you forgot your niece’s birthday in two days. -Betsy

The Red Stamp app from Red Stamp Cards is $.99 and is available for iPhone, iTouch, and iPad at the iTunes store.**Edited to add 3/26: For a limited time, the Red Stamp app will be totally free! Enjoy!

Betsy Cadel is a blogger and marketing consultant, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks


  • Reply March 22, 2011

    Julie Pippert

    Love! Bought and downloaded!

  • Reply March 26, 2011


    Excellent. Just used for last night’s dinner party TY.

  • Reply March 29, 2011


    Love, love, love the stuff you ladies come up with!! What a great job!! Thank you!

  • Reply April 19, 2011


    Love it! Just what every busy, but thankful and well intentioned, mom needs!!

  • Reply August 8, 2011


    I bought it too and it’s very good.

  • Reply October 19, 2011


    No version for android? Are you aware of anything similar? I really want this. It will help redeem my reputation among my card loving inlaws!

  • Cool Mom Picks
    Reply October 19, 2011

    Cool Mom Picks

    The Red Stamp folks assure us they’re hoping to do Android next. In the meanwhile we’ll keep our eyes out! Android is still lagging behind iOS in the cool app dept but we’re always looking.

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