Ping! You have received an e-card in your e-mail. This might be the message which we all are getting these days. Right? Christmas is near and the charm of Christmas is already in the air. The joy the happiness the feeling of remembrance and most of all the feeling of love and care makes your Christmas more special. When you receive a card in your mailbox you feel good and you keep on checking your mailbox every now and then in this festival season so that you do not miss any wish sent to you by your loved ones. The same way a card sent to your e-mail inbox has equal value and importance. It does not make any difference whether somebody is wishing through mail or e-mail, what matter is their true and warm wishes of Christmas. We are so busy in daily schedules that we generally do not find the time to go to the markets and buy cards for our loved ones and then go to the post office to mail them. So, there’s nothing bad in sending the e-cards, rather it’s a good idea instead.
An e-card is very much similar to a postcard or a greeting card with the major difference of medium. The postcards or the greeting cards are created using paper and e-cards are created using digital media. This is the only difference between a postcard or greeting card nad e-card. E-cards are easily available on various websites on the internet, and from there they can be sent to a particular recipient usually via e-mail. The major advantage of e-card is that it is environment-friendly as compared to traditional postcards or greeting cards.
Digital media makes an e-card more versatile as compared to ordinary greeting cards. For example, unlike paper cards ( post cards or greeting cards), an e-card can be sent to a number of a recipient at once or extensively personalized by the sender. One more advantage of e-cards is that they do not get misplaced because there’s almost full guarantee of card delivery and to the right person. As when we send an e-card to a particular recipient then that card will be delivered to that particular recipient only his e-mail id. Even if he does not open the card for few days it will be automatically saved there in his inbox and will not disappear anywhere. Nowadays the trend of video e-cards is emerging. By video e-cards, as the name is specifying that we can record our video or any other video whichever we want to send can attach with the message and can send to the recipient. Video e-cards are very comforting as you will get to see your loved once with their loving message which is not possible by postcards or other greeting cards at all.
There are numerous variety of e-cards available different websites from where you can choose your e-card as per your likings. there is a catalog of e-cards made available on a publisher’s website. After selecting an e-card, the sender can be personalized it to some extent by adding a personalized message to it, or by adding a video message to it or by adding a picture in it. Finally, the sender specifies the address that is an e-mail address of the recipient and the hosting website delivers the sender’s message to the recipient on sender’s behalf. Given below are the few samples of e-cards.