Valentines Greetings / January 5, 2019 / Fran Petty
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.
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. Of all of the gifts and love notes exchanged on Valentines Day the most popular item is candy and for good reason.
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.