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Printable Christmas Cards Create Cherished Holiday Memories

Printable Christmas cards have become very popular for various reasons.

For one, when you choose a card design and print it at home, you have complete control over the way it looks – the design, the format in which it’s printed, the message that goes inside and even the photo you want on the front. There’s just no limit to how much you can personalize your free Christmas cards and that is something that’s attracting people more than ever. Why would anyone settle for something bought off the shelf when you can create a personalized greeting card that’s just as beautiful, if not more, at home and best of all – for free? It just doesn’t get any better than that.

Except, it does.

When you choose a printable Christmas card from gotfreecards, you don’t have to settle for something you’re not sure about. You can select a design, customize it with your message and if you’re not sure if you like it or if you want another family member’s opinion before printing it out, you can simply save it. Saving a printable card lets you share it with others, make changes to it and create a card that is just perfect before you print it.

This is important because when you’re sending holiday cards on behalf of your family or as a couple, not everyone likes the design or message you choose the first time. People have different tastes in greeting cards and when you’re selecting something from a store shelf, you have little choice but to pick out something you like at the moment – unless you drag your entire family along to the store for Christmas card shopping.

But with gotfreecards’ Printable holiday cards, you can be absolutely certain that everyone in your family loves a card before printing and sending it out. What’s more, you don’t even have to waste your paper or ink if you’re not sure about a design or a holiday greeting card. You don’t have to print it unless you most certainly love it. So, you could pool in your thoughts and ideas and create the most wonderful family holiday card that reflects everyone’s tastes.

That’s not all – a printable Christmas card has the potential to become a fantastic family project. If you choose one of our cards that has a picture which needs to be colored in, you’ll find that even the youngest member in your family is suddenly interested in holiday cards. Encourage kids to participate in this annual holiday ritual by coloring in the picture, signing their names or by coming up with a holiday message to share.

Our holiday cards are designed to make sending Christmas wishes a collaborative, family effort – in the spirit of the season. We believe that holiday wishes are far more special when families enjoy and cherish the experience of creating, sharing and sending printable Christmas cards.

Tell us about how your family creates holiday memories using Printable Christmas cards.

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Flight Status – our iphone apps

It has been while since we updated you with our new products. While these are not Ecards or Printable Cards related. They are all useful products for people who travel so here you go.

Flight Status

Many of you will travel this holiday season. Don’t you wish you knew the flight times right from home so you did not have to go to the airport way ahead of time? We have 2 highly successful apps Flight Tracker and Airport Monitor HD for that and now we have also launched a website to monitor flight status from home.

Phrasebook Apps

And this winter if you are taking a trip down to Mexico or to Europe. Don’t you wish you had someone who spoke Spanish with you – we have an app for that. It has over 700 most used phrases like “where is the nearest hotel” or “where can I find the best food”? The apps are available for iphone, Windows7 and Android phones. Visit us at http://www.shorelineanimation.com and check out our English to Spanish app. You will also find English to French, German, Italian.

So happy travel this winter.

PS Our Airport Monitor APP was voted “New and Newsworthy” by Apple

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How to print? Printable Cards

While printers are not all the same. Here are some helpful hints on how to print on both sides of a paper for Printable Cards.

Print out the first side of the greeting card using a color printer. Reload the printer after the first side prints out. In top loading printers, after printing the first side, turn the paper around, put the paper back inside the feeder to print the second side.

In bottom loading printers, put the paper back into the feeder without rotating it, in order to print the second side. Fold the paper into half so the cover and back of the cards show on the outside.

And to find printable cards click here.

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Printable Cards – More Value, Less Hassle.

Let’s say you want to get your friend (or sister, dad or cousin) a greeting card for his/her special day.
If you wanted to get a card that looked like any other and didn’t mind spending a few bucks, you would just go out to the store, spend time browsing through the greeting card aisles, pick one you like, wait in line at the cashier’s, pay for it and walk out.
But since you’re here, I’m guessing you want something more out of a card than a standard message, without having to spend a fortune.
Correct?
You see, we folks at gotfreecards get it. People like you don’t just like to send out any greeting card. You want the card that reflects your personality and looks like it’s been created especially for the recipient.
After all, there are some occasions and certain people in your life that aren’t ‘standard’. They’re special. And why should the cards you get them be any less?
Say Hello! to Personalized Printable Cards from Gotfreecards
When we sat down and thought about what kind of cards you might like to send your loved ones, we didn’t have to look too far. We knew at once that the best, most unique card you can send someone is one that bears your stamp on it. With your picture. Your personal message. Your personality. A card created by YOU.
So, we set out to help you do just that. We came up with our Printable Cards section so you can create the greeting cards of your choice – with the images, words and colors that you like.
Although we offer some standard templates and images, you can change the way your card looks with a few very simple steps such as uploading a photo from your computer, typing in your own text and choosing the font color and size. You can even decide which way you want it printed and what goes on the cover and what goes inside.
It doesn’t get more customized than this. But there’s more.
Create Now, Send Later – Save Your Printable Cards Online
What if…you’re creating a very special printable card for someone and the phone rings. Or your baby wakes up. Or there’s someone at the door. Or the printer is out of ink?
Don’t you just hate it when interruptions force you to stop what you’re doing and start from scratch all over again? It can be especially hard and time consuming to come back to a certain page or template and remember the exact same message you had thought about typing or to re-upload an image from your computer.
We pictured you facing this problem and Voila! the answer presented itself.
Printable Cards that you can save online and access later.
It’s really simple. If you have to stop midway as you’re creating your card, or if you just want to save it for printing later, just click on the Save This Card link at the bottom of your Printable Card. And your card is saved. Later, when you’re ready to finish and print it, simply retrieve your card from the My Saved Cards section. Create it, print it and Send!
And just like that – for $ 0.00 and a few minutes of your time, you would have created a one-of-its-kind, priceless greeting card that your friend (dad, cousin or sister) is sure to love.
Have you tried our new Save This Card feature? Tell us what you think!
Let’s say you want to get your friend (or sister, dad or cousin) a greeting card for his/her special day.
If you wanted to get a card that looked like any other and didn’t mind spending a few bucks, you would just go out to the store, spend time browsing through the greeting card aisles, pick one you like, wait in line at the cashier’s, pay for it and walk out.
But since you’re here, I’m guessing you want something more out of a card than a standard message, without having to spend a fortune.
Correct?
You see, we folks at gotfreecards get it. People like you don’t just like to send out any greeting card. You want the card that reflects your personality and looks like it’s been created especially for the recipient.
After all, there are some occasions and certain people in your life that aren’t ‘standard’. They’re special. And why should the cards you get them be any less?
Say Hello! to Personalized Printable Cards from Gotfreecards
When we sat down and thought about what kind of cards you might like to send your loved ones, we didn’t have to look too far. We knew at once that the best, most unique card you can send someone is one that bears your stamp on it. With your picture. Your personal message. Your personality. A card created by YOU.
So, we set out to help you do just that. We came up with our Printable Cards section so you can create the greeting cards of your choice – with the images, words and colors that you like.
Although we offer some standard templates and images, you can change the way your card looks with a few very simple steps such as uploading a photo from your computer, typing in your own text and choosing the font color and size. You can even decide which way you want it printed and what goes on the cover and what goes inside.
It doesn’t get more customized than this. But there’s more.
Create Now, Send Later – Save Your Printable Cards Online
What if…you’re creating a very special printable card for someone and the phone rings. Or your baby wakes up. Or there’s someone at the door. Or the printer is out of ink?
Don’t you just hate it when interruptions force you to stop what you’re doing and start from scratch all over again? It can be especially hard and time consuming to come back to a certain page or template and remember the exact same message you had thought about typing or to re-upload an image from your computer.
We pictured you facing this problem and Voila! the answer presented itself.
Printable Cards that you can save online and access later.
It’s really simple. If you have to stop midway as you’re creating your card, or if you just want to save it for printing later, just click on the Save
This Card link at the bottom of your Printable Card. And your card is saved. Later, when you’re ready to finish and print it, simply retrieve your card from the My Saved Cards section. Create it, print it and Send!
And just like that – for $ 0.00 and a few minutes of your time, you would have created a one-of-its-kind, priceless greeting card that your friend (dad, cousin or sister) is sure to love.
Have you tried our new Save This Card feature? Tell us what you think!
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The Joy of Using Photo Cards

If you’ve ever sent someone a photo card before, you probably realize that it’s one of the most powerful ways to personalize your messages.  If you haven’t used photo cards, the good news is there’s not much you need to do to see how much more meaning your wishes take on just by adding a picture from your collection.

There’s something about a loved one’s picture that adds a whole new dimension to just about anything. From personalized photo totes to memory books, photo mugs and decorative plates to t-shirts, you can transform pretty much any gift to a memorable one by adding a picture to it – a picture of yourself and/or your family, your pet, your home or something that has special meaning to you and the recipient.

The best part of using photo cards from gotfreecards is that they cost you nothing, can be created at home and sent out in a flash. No hassles whatsoever!  Experience the joy of using photo cards today.

  • Simply visit our photo ecards selection
  • Choose and upload a picture from your computer (Or, pick one of ours that matches the occasion)
  • Customize the background, frame and music
  • Fill in the sender and recipient details and
  • SEND!
  • If you want a printable photo cards, just select the respective option, upload your photo, type in your message and print it out at home. Slip it into an envelope( if you want to) or paste it on the refrigerator or slide it under the pillow – however you choose to give it, you can be assured the recipients will be pleasantly surprised and delighted that you put the thought and effort into creating photo cards for them!

Photo cards can be used for party invitations, thank you notes, greeting cards and decorative posters.  They even make great wrappers for goodies and party favors.  Using a photo is sure to add special meaning to your cards and bring a smile to everyone’s face. Photo cards are likely to be cherished for a long time and less likely to end up in a pile of greeting cards that nobody opens and reads again.

If you have a birthday, party, graduation or special occasion coming up in your family, visit our collection of photo cards right away and you’ll see how infectious joy can be.

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Significance of sending/receiving birthday ecards

“Who sends birthday ecards anymore?!” a friend asked me a few weeks ago as I sat browsing through ecards, meaning to select the perfect one for a relative’s birthday. I wondered if she was right and if birthday ecards were indeed becoming history.

As someone who received a bunch of birthday ecards in her inbox this past weekend, I can attest to the fact that ecards definitely have their place, even in this world of instant messaging and nearly free phone calls.  Sure, you receive text messages, voice mails and phone calls all wishing you a happy birthday, but, there’s something about a birthday ecard that just sets it apart, ensuring that both the sender and the birthday wish stay in your memory for a long time.

When you send birthday ecards, you show the recipient how much you value your bond, simply because:
*You take the time to visit an ecard website and select an appropriate birthday ecard.
* You spend a few minutes typing out a special message, even if it’s a short one.  You lend a personal touch just by adding a few of your own words.
* You take care to select other preferences such as personalized music, pictures or background options.

Besides, you have the option of scheduling your birthday ecards ahead of time so that you don’t forget or miss sending them out. This happens to be my favorite reason for sending birthday ecards, since I often do this a week or so in advance when I find some free time. This way, I don’t have to worry about forgetting someone’s birthday or missing them if they are out celebrating.

Of course, when you are the recipient of birthday ecards
, you enjoy several benefits.
* You can view the wishes your loved ones send you and respond to them at leisure.
* You appreciate the fact that they took the time and effort to choose a birthday ecard just for you on your special day and personalized it with their words and other options.
* You can revisit the ecard any time you want, and share it with others if you so choose.
* You can be pretty sure of receiving your birthday greetings no matter where you are. No chance of the mailman missing you because you’re out of town or moved without giving your friends your new address!

These little details, though seemingly insignificant, make birthday ecards relevant even when there are a million other ways to communicate and send birthday wishes.

What are your favorite reasons for sending birthday ecards? And what do you think is the best part of receiving them?

For me, it’s the fact that even though I had to go out of town on an unanticipated trip on my birthday this year and didn’t get to check my messages, I still didn’t miss a single birthday wish from my friends and family.  And I can tell you from experience – it’s a lovely feeling to come back to an inbox full of birthday ecards.

Resources:

1. Birthday Ecards

2. Printable Birthday Cards

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July 4th Ecards and Printable Cards

July 4th

July 4th

Its July 4th! Happy Birthday America while this is not the biggest card giving holiday. We have some ecards and printable cards for this occasion. We hope you enjoy them

July 4th Ecards

July 4th Printable Cards

And do not forget to read our July 4th Blog and Trivia

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Father’s Day Craft Ideas

Father’s Day Craft Ideas

Father’s Day falls on June 20 2010.  If you’ve already started looking for gifts and aren’t having much luck, check out our post on How to Choose Father’s Day Gifts. These tips may help you figure out what Dad wants this year.

Of course, you don’t always have to opt for gifts off the shelf. Making gifts is a great option that allows more personalization and saves you money. Ironically, hand-made gifts, which may cost less, are usually the ones that we can’t attach a price tag to. Their value lies not in the actual product but the thought and effort that goes into them, especially when they’re made by kids…which is why they’re considered priceless and are preserved for years.

So, if you’re wondering what to get your dad or husband on your children’s behalf for Father’s Day, take a look at some of these ideas and throw in your own creativity to make the gifts truly unique.

Father’s Day Gifts You can Make at Home

Hand-written poem wall or desk accessory:
Encourage children to write a short verse, poem or song for Dad in their best hand writing. They can even design the background or add a decorative border if they like.  Cut the poem to size and insert it into a photo frame – find an old one in the basement or attic that you can reuse.  To give the gift a longer life, consider laminating it instead. This will make a great gift for Dad’s desk or his office wall.   

Photo collage poster:
Start by collecting memorable pictures. For example, find pictures of your child holding her dad’s hand or the first time Dad gave Junior his bath, or one with Dad and baby asleep on the rocker. Look for pictures that tell a story or rekindle a memory. Scan them and use basic tools from image editing or graphic design software to position them however you want to create a collage poster.  Include dates and locations against each picture, Add a caption such as World’s Best Dad, Happy Memories with Dad or Happy Father’s Day.  Print it out on poster paper using an online service or an office supplies store. Or print it out on regular paper and have it laminated.   This gift adds a fresh twist to conventional photo gifts.
Alternatively, consider printable Father’s Day cards from gotfreecards.  You can select from dozens of designs, add a photo and your personal message and print it out.  Choose printable cards that can be colored in to turn it into a craft project for kids.

Hand-painted photo frame:
Breathe new life into an old, unused frame or purchase a photo frame with unfinished borders and personalize it.  Put your stamp on the photo frame by hand-painting a border design, adding your dad’s initials or a short message such as, We (heart) you Dad.  Young kids can finger paint it or add a free-hand design.  Don’t forget to insert a special picture in it before you give it to Dad.  Check out more tips on how to paint and decorate picture frames.

Coupon Book:
What are Dad’s least favorite activities? Mowing the lawn, cleaning out the garage, washing the car…? Why not make a coupon book of services offering Dad the option to use them on a day he doesn’t feel like doing something. Make a list of age-appropriate tasks that your children could do and help them make a book of coupons . For example, you might include ‘Lawn Mowing and Raking on any Two Saturdays of Dad’s Choice’ and ‘Exclusive Access to TV Remote on One Sunday Every Month’.  Coupons are a fun way to enlist children’s help around the house, while giving Dad the gift he could really use – free time!

Memories DVD w Personalized Album Cover:
Most of us have tons of video footage of our children’s milestones and don’t know what to do with them. Well, now is your chance to put them to use. Select the best shots that are special to Dad and make a Father’s Day video or slideshow. Add music and witty captions.  Get your kids to design a CD cover to go with it.  This is one movie Dad won’t fall asleep half-way through!

Find more Father’s Day Crafts inspiration on these sites:
http://fathersdaycraftideas.blogspot.com/
http://crafts.kaboose.com/i-love-you-daddy-poem.html

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Fathers Day Trivia

Fathers Day Trivia

1. Who is the founder of Fathers Day?

2. Which year was this first celebrated?

3. When was father’s day made officially to be held 3rd Sunday of June?

4. Approx how many fathers are there in United States?

5.  When is father’s day celebrated in Australia?

Scroll down for answers.

Father Day Printable Cards

Father Day Printable Cards

Answers

Ans 1: Sonora Louis Smart Dodd

Ans 2: The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Washington, in June, 1910.

Ans 3:  Father’s Day was celebrated on different dates until 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson

Ans 4: 66 million fathers

Ans 5: In Australia, Fathers’ Day is the first Sunday of September.

Editors Note:

Below are links for Fathers Day Ecards and Printable Cards

Fathers Day Printable Cards

Fathers Day Ecards

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