Valentines Greetings / January 5, 2019 / Hester Higgins
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.
In the United States St. Valentines Day is the second largest card giving holiday celebrated. Somewhere in the vicinity of 190 million lovers and friends greeting cards are sent each year. The holiday is said to come to us from ancient Roman Empire times when a priest who was forbidden to perform marriages for the young strapping healthy Roman soldiers defied Roman law and performed the marriages anyway. He was eventually caught and imprisoned and executed. Now thats romantic. Ever since the early 1700s Americans have been sending expression of friendship gratitude and love to those around them. In the early 1800s Esther A. Howland produced the first commercial Valentine greeting cards. And even though receiving a beautiful card is wonderful Americans have demonstrated by their purchases during this winter holiday that candy is still our sentiment of preference.
Here are four great reasons to save money by sending an ecard this year. Styles Of Ecards There are literally hundreds of Valentines Day ecards available. So finding the perfect one to fit your special someone shouldnt be hard. Whether you want something cute romantic funny or all of the above theres an ecard waiting for you. 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.