Tag: holiday cards

Why yes, you do need this app for free last minute Mother’s Day ecards

I’m a big fan of ecards for holidays, and I have yet to find a better, easier resource for last-minute ecards than the Red Stamp app. With Mother’s Day just a day away, get on it! Surely there’s someone you’ve forgotten — a mom, stepmom, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, best single mom friend — or just someone you want to flood with some extra love this weekend without spending a penny. In which case, you can bombard them with gorgeous, free ecards by text or email, choosing from dozens of customizable modern designs, and even uploading your own photos to many of templates. This...

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3 awesome websites for sending holiday e-cards that look just like paper cards. Except, no postage. Or trees.

We love sending out paper holiday cards and getting them in the mail. We really do! But these days, you can send gorgeous digital cards that look as fabulous as your paper cards, and save yourself a whole lot of time and money. Here, 3 websites and apps that feature beautiful holiday e-cards that anyone would be thrilled to receive. So long as they have an email box. Related: Emily McDowell’s witty greeting cards go digital. Yay! Paperless Post We’ve been longtime fans of Paperless Post, and their holiday card designs make us love them even more. Recipients will receive an...

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Personalized, handwritten cards that give the finger to the digital age. Just download the app.

Who ever thought that one day, the fine art of thoughtfully handwritten, artful notes would be considered punk?  Well, the husband-wife team behind Punk Post is who. And they are determined to bring handwriting back in the coolest way possible. Even if it’s not yours. I can’t tell you how many times I wish I had my own Emily McDowell when it came to addressing my own thank you notes and cards, and that’s pretty much the gist of this smart service. Well, you won’t get her specifically, but you can have your cards — both inside and out — hand-scripted and illustrated by incredibly talented, real human artists, whose styles you...

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Emily McDowell’s witty greeting cards go digital. Yay!

The summer is birthday season in my family, with what seems like every relative born in these few months. Inevitably, I finish up wrapping a gift only to realize I forgot a card. My go-to has always been Paperless Post to send last-minute digital greetings, but the the other day when I was browsing their site, I realized they now offer cards for all occasions from Emily McDowell, one of our favorite artists, and I was thrilled. Related: How to send cool online thank-you cards   You’ll find cards for every single occasion (some you might not have even thought of), with Emily’s incredible designs always...

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Red Stamp app lets you send awesome last-minute Mother’s Day cards: Our cool free app of the week

We’ve been talking about the easy-to-use, tasteful, and free Red Stamp app for a few years, though today it’s worth a reminder, so that you can be sure to send your mom, grandma, or favorite mom-like person a beautiful and heartfelt message for Mother’s Day. In fact, you can send every mom and grandmother you know an ecard made just for them because the Red Stamp app for iOS and Android makes it so quick and simple to email, text, or even post your cards on social media for the world to see. With options for adding one or more photos, as well...

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The most clever Valentine’s Day eCard websites and apps, for spreading some last-minute digital love.

We’re just a couple days away from Valentine’s Day, and I’ve seen enough ads for things like “romantic” hoodie-footie pajamas or 50 Shades of Grey teddy bears (seriously) to get me a feeling a little snarky about romance. As for me, I’m all for humor on Valentine’s Day, but not the Home of the Whopper boxer shorts kind of humor. So I’ve been browsing some of our go-to sites for the best Valentine’s Day ecards, for one that makes my husband laugh. Maybe also some sweet and fun ones for people I wouldn’t send a traditional paper card to, but I still want to let...

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DIY light up Valentines, for when regular old cards just don’t cut it.

There are some really cool printable Valentines that we’ve recently found for kids more focused on science and tech than doilies and conversation hearts, but the DIY Valentines that caught my own kids’ eyes this year is the DIY Light Circuit Light Up Valentines project from Left Brain Craft Brain. This craft looks very doable, whether wiring circuits is in your daily wheelhouse or not. Plus, the result is awesome. I have a feeling my son’s third-grade friends will geek out over a Valentine that lights up when they touch it. And when they find out he made them himself — even cooler. Of all the components, the...

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9 of the best printable Valentines cards for lovers of Minecraft, tech, and all things geeky.

My kids love to give and receive Valentine’s Day cards from their friends and classmates, but they’d prefer to skip the mushy-gushy sentimental cards and stick with printable Minecraft Valentines cards, or others that reflect their love of gaming, tech, and cool science stuff. So for fellow geeks-in-training, I’ve rounded up six cool printable Valentine’s Day cards for the classroom that plenty of boys and girls like my kids will love.   1. Printable Minecraft Valentine’s Cards We shared a bunch of printable Minecraft Valentine cards last year, but my kids can never get enough of this world. I love this collection of Minecraft printable cards from Legendary...

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Sending online thank you notes: It’s never too late!

I’m patting myself on the back for finally sitting down this weekend and sending out the thank you notes for holiday gifts that, yeah, I probably should have sent a bit earlier. But then, it was the holidays! I’m a busy working parent! In other words, I am hoping that my friends, family and colleagues will forgive me–and I’m sure yours will do the same for you if you’re in the same position. If you have a few minutes to spare, check out Paperless Post which isn’t just one of my favorite resources for sending holiday ecards, but for sending the...

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Everything is awesome about the free LEGO minifigure family holiday postcards

This past week, I’ve received holiday cards with perfectly styled children smiling on them, as well as wildly creative cards using sidewalk chalk or album cover art, like the holiday cards we featured in our Creative Holiday Photo Cards post. But, what I haven’t seen come out of my mailbox is a family turned into LEGO minifigures. Until now. Whether you want to send a quick e-card greeting to friends and families, or if you just have a little LEGO fanatic who would love to see his or her family as minifigures, you can create your own free LEGO minifigure family holiday postcard to share. My family...

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