Valentines Greetings / January 8, 2019 / Laurel Hawkins
And one of the biggest impressions any lover could possibly make this year may be one of the simplest: sending an animated e-card. Of course therell by countless deliveries of flowers chocolates and other gifts as February 14 approaches. Then there are the estimated 190 million paper-and-ink Valentines cards exchanged each year in the U.S. alone according to the Greeting Card Association. But printed cards no matter how beautiful and lavish tend to be categorized these days as ordinary and expected. To deliver an undeniably unique Valentine greeting a favorite choice among tech-savvy consumers worldwide is to send an artistic animated Valentine ecard. The options available at websites specializing in this category seem as delightfully varied and variable as what you might find in the greeting cards aisle of your local drugstore or stationers.
Custom Ecards A nice thing about ecards besides being free of course is that you can easily personalize them. Theyre just like regular greeting cards in that way. When you add in a special message the person receiving it will know how you really feel about them. Many ecards let you put in a digital picture to make them even more unique. Printable Ecards Some ecards are printable too. Its even possible to use that software to create your own greeting cards. Now you can save money by making your own cards for each holiday birthday and other special occasion! Email Ecards One of my favorite features is that ecards help you procrastinate. Since theyre sent through email you can wait until Valentines Day itself to send one if needed. Now theres no reason to worry about your greeting cards getting there on time.
That may explain why more and more people are flocking to boutique-style artistic ecard sites such as JacquieLawson.com and Ojolie.com to send animated ecards for important occasions like Valentines Day. English illustrator Jacquie Lawson first won a following back around the turn of the millennium for an animated Christmas card she sent out to friends which got passed around and transformed her almost overnight into a phenomenon. Visitors worldwide pay annual subscriptions to her site especially for ecards featuring her beloved chocolate Labrador-Springer spaniel mix Chudleigh. He stars in such Valentine offerings as "Special Delivery" in which the pooch watches with growing despondence as a bird pulls from a mailbox a flurry of cards none of them for him until another loving dog arrives carrying a personal Valentine card.