You don’t have to feel guilty. Everyone’s doing it. And I’m not talking about ‘testing’ pumpkin pie before the big event.
I’m talking about sending eCards! Sure, letterpress made a comeback, and handpainted custom cards are all the rage right now. But it’s getting more and more acceptable to ditch paper cards and go digital. So you can put that classic typewriter back in storage.
And come on, how many people ACTUALLY save paper cards? Your house would be filled to the brim with greeting cards from holidays passed. Why put all that work, money, and time into printing holiday cards? Do the environment a favor, and spend a few minutes customizing an ecard this holiday season.
What’s that? You learned HTML & CSS and you’re dying to dive into CSS animation and jQuery plugins? Then build your own ecard! Create something unique for your friends and family, practice your tech chops, AND pad your portfolio in the process.
If you’re not up to it this year, try one of these sites. Believe me, there are some rough holiday cards out there. I tracked down the cleanest ecards I could find, so your content can really shine. These were my very favorites:
Smilebox is clean, easy to navigate, and perfect for incorporating family photos.
2. Just Wink
Just Wink offers simple, modern ecards with lots of class and none of the fuss.
3. Some Ecards
Tons of (hilarious) options to choose from.
The classiest e-card site you can find. No pop-ups here. Only lovely typography.
Not ready to let go of the traditional envelope and stamp? Punchbowl hold onto tradition with customizable digital envelopes and stamps for an old-fashioned greeting card experience.