Here are some other New Year cards.
You can see more New Year cards here.
We are still working on one more New Year card and will let you know as soon as we add it to the site.
But before Tim and I can get around to the family preparations with the boys, we still have a bit of work to do to bring you several more cards for your New Year celebrations.
In addition we have several other cards suitable for sending your Thanksgiving greetings, including the recently added "Turkey Day" card.
With the holiday season upon us, people will be sending their greetings via paper and electronic greeting cards. While paper cards will consist majority of this tradition, ecards have their places. Sending ecards are much more environment friendly. It is also economical, particularly during our current financial downturn.
However, there are a few precaution that one needs to be aware of when one receives ecards.
- Make sure you recognize the sender's name. The sender's FULL name should ALWAYS be included in the subject line (and sometimes in the "from" field) of the email.
- The web site should be easily identified in one or more of the following places: the "from" field, the subject line, or in the email itself.
- Do NOT click any links with simple IP address. In a fake ecard email, the IP address may be hidden and can only be seen by hovering your cursor over the link or right clicking on the link to view properties. The link should not be a series of number (e.g. 22.214.171.124, commonly referred to as an IP address).
- An ecard email should NOT have any attachment of any kind. The recipient will go to the web site to "pick up" (i.e. view) the ecard.
- Legitimate ecard emails will always include an option to pick up the ecard by typing the web site address and enter a code.
- Use a webmail or email application that has good spam filter. My experience with Gmail has been very good. It filters out almost all spam mail.
Let me know if you have any other tips that I am missing here.
With the coming of the holiday season, people will be sending a lot of greeting cards. Most of us know that paper cards are not a good idea for the environment. But how bad can sending 50 paper cards hurt the environment? They are just 50 cards!
Well, according to Creative Citizen, the cost of sending 50 regular cards is 5 pounds of waste, 1,000 pounds of emissions, 1,000 kilowatt hours, and $30!
But what is the impact of sending 50 ecards instead? One calculation estimates the impact to be 3-4 lbs of CO2, i.e. 2-3 hours of electricity used for sending the 50 ecards on a computer. So this year, you may want to consider sending ecards as an alternative.
Here are some suggestions for suitable cards:
Stars and Stripes Forever
I love vintage greetings cards and Halloween cards are perhaps my favorite of all because unlike the gory cards that are more common now, vintage Halloween cards have a certain innocence to them. Despite this, lots of people used to send them to ward of any bad luck and wish for a bright future for the person on the receiving end. After all, you never know, maybe there is such a thing as ghosts ...
Thus inspired, the little witch in my newest card is meant to bring some of the nostalgia and magic of Halloween alive again ... so better make sure you send your wishes for a bright future to all of your friends and loved ones of all ages.
Wishing you are safe and fun Halloween!
Canadian Thanksgiving is right around the corner this Monday, October 13, so please remember to send Your Thanksgiving Greetings as soon as possible to alll your Canadian friends and/or family.
The card was conceived during a lazy afternoon on my vacation in Denmark this summer. The abundant and colorful display of sweet peas in my grandmother's garden provided endless subjects for my watercolor practice using a new technique.
Even though the sweet pea season is ending, early autumn is in fact the best time to prepare your seeds for next summer's blooms. So send this card to extend the days of summer a little bit more or as a little reminder to all your friends who love flowers to plant their sweet pea seeds now.
The card includes instructions for planting your own seeds and a little bit of information about the painting technique I used to paint the flowers. Both can be viewed at the end of the card by clicking on the buttons called "Plant Sweet Peas" and "About the Art Work".
We are currently hard at work on several other cards for general occasions, as well as a birthday card adaptation to this card featuring the biplanes in action.
Stars and Stripes Forever
Happy Independence Day!
We have of course been hard at work on the latest addition to the site for this occasion, featuring once again "Woody" - you may remember him from the card titled "Best Friends". I wanted to capture the contributions Father's make in our lives while keeping the card lighthearted, a little bit clever and most importantly something sons, daughters and just about anyone would want to send to their own father - and all the other great fathers they know.
Happy Father's Day!
- No more paper towels
- Take reusable bags to the store
- Buy in bulk
- Pack a smart lunch
- Get reusable coffee filters
- Make your own notepads
- Start sending eCards
- Buy a travel mug
- Switch to rechargeable batteries
- Purchase durable products
The card features moon bear cubs "Bingo" & "Happy", born in captivity at Taiwan's Low Altitude Research Station where their mother was brought after being found injured in the wild. My friends at the Station asked if I could animate the cubs based on the footage they had made since the birth of the cubs; this card is the result of this collaboration.
It is difficult to convey the breathtaking beauty of the forest and mountains where these bears live, so I had to challenge myself artistically to create an inspired backdrop. Let me know what you think!
Under the Moon
In addition to this card, we have other cards that are suited for Mother's Day.
You can also go to http://www.ojolie.com/ecards_mother_day.php to see the complete list.
Happy Mother's Day!
American Greetings Offers Simple Reminders on How to Stay Protected This Mother's Day
CLEVELAND, May 5 -- American Greetings Corporation, in response to potential email scams that typically occur during major holidays, is providing the public with some helpful tips to ensure the safe receipt of their Mother's Day online greetings.
Celebrating Mom through online greetings is a popular trend. In fact, Mother's Day ranks among the top five holidays in terms of e-cards sent from the American Greetings family of Web sites. To be sure that you avoid any potentially harmful e-mails, Dan Miller, vice president of Product Management at AG Interactive, a division of American Greetings Corporation, offers the following suggestions:
- Be cautious: If you have any suspicion that the e-card you have received is fraudulent, do not open the e-mail, and do not click on any links within the body of the message if you do. Legitimate e-mails will always give you the option to pick up the e-card by typing in the address of the Web site, rather than clicking on the link.
- Make sure you recognize the sender's name: The name of the sender should always be visible in the subject line of the e-mail, or within the e-mail itself. If you do not recognize the sender's name or the sender's name is not visible, proceed with caution.
- Be sure to look for the Web site: The Web site should be identifiable in one or more of the following areas: the "from" field, the subject line or the body of the e-mail itself. If no site is listed, or you do not recognize the site, proceed with caution.
- Do not follow any links with a simple IP address: Sometimes the IP address is hidden beneath the link and can only be seen by positioning your cursor over the link or right clicking on the link to view properties. The link should start with the domain of the Web site (i.e.http://www.americangreetings.com ) and not a series of numbers commonly referred to as an IP address.
"Pigeongram" is a general card suitable for almost any occasion when sending a message via virtual carrier pigeon will add a special touch. I have rendered much of the card by hand in watercolor to add to the vintage feel that I tried to capture.
The second card, "Roof of the World" is somewhat unusual in that it was inspired by the events taking place around the world and in Tibet. I was honored when prominent Tibetan singer songwriter Techung agreed to provide the music used in the card, a very beautiful piece of his song to the Mountains, Kham Lu. You can find more information about Techung by clicking on the included links in the card.
The card is a celebration of diversity and peace for all of our global family. This card is free and is available for non-members to send. Thus, you will not be prompted to log in before sending the card. For our existing members, we recommend that you log in first to send this card if you want it to appear in your card history.
Unlike our other cards, this card will be the only card made available to a number of organizations for free distribution for the cause of peace. If you know of any organization that would like to use the card for this purpose, please let us know.
Roof of the World
In addition to the most recently added card "Gifts of Spring", we have many other cards suited for Easter and
You'll find all the cards mentioned above here, http://www.ojolie.com/ecards_easter.php.
For anyone interested in the mysteries of how the date of Easter is calculated, the brief explanation is that it moves around on the calendar in order to preserve the season and phase of the moon at the time of the resurrection. Easter Sunday is the first full moon of the spring or vernal equinox, but since astronomical observations vary by the location of the observer on the planet, tables are a more practical way of calculating the date of Easter. And if you really, really want to know how that works, you can read more here (http://www.assa.org.au/edm.html#Calculator).
"Gifts of Spring" is just in time for Easter and it can also be used to send a spring greeting. Easter and Spring are of course both essentially about rebirth; the gifts that nature bestows upon us are captured in this card featuring plenty of flowers, a fawn and a pheasant chick.
Gifts of Spring
The second card, "Surprise" features an American Staffy who definitely manages to have his cake and eat it too! Set to a piece of Bossa Nova, a Brazilian style that blends samba and jazz, which seems quite appropriate as "bossa" means doing something with particular charm and natural flair.
A guy walks into a post office one day to see a middle-aged, balding man standing at the counter methodically placing "Love" stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them.
He then takes out a perfume bottle and starts spraying scent all over them.
His curiosity getting the better of him, he goes up to the balding man and asks him what he is doing. The man says "I'm sending out 1,000 Valentine cards signed, 'Guess who?'"
"But why?" asks the man.
"I'm a divorce lawyer," the man replies.
Two new cards have been recently added. The first card, Sloppy Kiss, is inspired by early Valentine's cards that frequently featured flowers such as Lily of the Valley and pansies for symbolic reasons. The pups, Spriggs and Chica, take center stage in this production again after rave reviews for their performance in other cards.
Sometimes the simplest things in life really are the best ... especially if you share them with someone dear to you. The card "Life in Pink" includes a lovely tune called "Londonderry Air" which has been used with a variety of different song lyrics, such as Katherine Tynan Hinkson's "Irish Love Song".
Life in Pink
"Please accept with no obligation my nonsexually harassing, potentially platonic Valentine’s regards as a token of my/our love, lust or friendship within a relationship that we may or may not choose to be monogamous, whilst understanding that the romantic sentiment that it signifies does in no way guarantee the success or progression of the said relationship over any length of time. The sender reserves the right to remain anonymous."
Creating a box to hold your valentines can be as easy or difficult as you choose. To make one like this, cover a cardboard box with scrapbook paper and decorate it with stickers. My decorations might not appeal to all children, but the instructions can be used with any design you prefer...
Cast your vote at valentinesdaysurvey.co.uk.