Babble Best Picks:
Save yourself some time and money this year by sending out holiday e-cards, which are an easy (and eco-friendly!) way to spread the holiday cheer to loved ones near and far. Tons of e-cards come with all the bells and whistles, like Flash animation, beautiful illustrations and background music. Others take a simpler, standard postcard route. And still others can be customized with your own photos and messages! Whether you want to keep things traditional with a festive snowman or spice them up a little with a singing piglet who has the voice of Bing Crosby, we've picked out the best e-cards to suit all your holiday needs! - Cathy Hale
ANIMAL/PETS | The Snowdog
This e-card requires a bit of festive help to send its message: The recipient is asked to click through a series of illustrated scenes to get to the final holiday scene, complete with two happy puppies, a Christmas tree stocked with presents and a snowy background. Lovely music and animation throughout the card will keep viewers entertained. A 1-year membership at this e-card site allows you to send as many personalized cards as you like, making it the perfect option for those with lots of well-wishes to send throughout the year.
FOR KIDS | Gingerbread Man Word Puzzle
This e-card includes a gingerbread man version of the Hangman game. Use the keyboard to enter letters to figure out the holiday phrase. Guess the wrong letter, and someone takes a bite out of the gingerbread man, who grimaces and says “Ouch” or “Nooo!” Guess the right letter, and he’ll smile and shout, “Yahoo!” My kids laughed and laughed at the chomping sounds when they keyed the wrong letters.