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.
TRADITIONAL | Spirit of Christmas
This beautiful e-card sends the message that the spirit of Christmas is found in our hearts, not under the tree. The modern-looking animated illustrations, like the Santa floating in front of the moon playing the violin and the red tree that sprouts houses on its branches, are captivating, while the instrumental Christmas music acts as a holiday lullaby that’s sure to relax viewers during the hustle and bustle of the season.