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.
PERSONALIZED | Elf Yourself 2010
Yes, more elves! Brought to you by Office Max, this e-card was an overnight Internet sensation last year. Like the JibJab card, upload headshots of you, your friends and your family to star as jolly dancing elves sporting red and white striped tights and green velvet outfits. Seeing familiar faces break it down the way these elves do is bound to crack a smile in even the biggest Scrooge.