Babble Best Holiday eCards of 2011
If your November came and went without any thought of holiday photo sessions or card ordering, there's no need to panic. E-cards may have originally been looked at as a cheesy, last-minute stand-in for greeting cards, but today's versions are more entertaining, convenient, and sometimes more thoughtful than their paper alternatives. (And the fact that you can wait until the very last minute certainly is a plus.) Although nothing can replace the feel of cardstock or the excitement of getting an envelope in the mail, many of these e-cards would blow away even the most dedicated paper enthusiast. So whether you're looking for photo cards, video greetings, or even holiday party e-vites, we rounded up our favorite e-card options for the holidays and beyond. Did we miss one you love sending out? Nominate it here! - Michelle Horton
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Best for Snark | Someecards
You might go out of your way to send your parents and in-laws a professional holiday card, but truthfully? Holiday cards aren’t really your thing. You’re not one to send everyone in your address book a photo of your smiling kids and expect them to hang it on the fridge all year, and you’re most certainly not shelling out hundreds of dollars for one that says “Happy Holidays.”
You’d rather your greetings have a little edge – a little humor.
If you’ve ever spent time on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve probably seen the virally popular Someecards, which really don’t require a reason to send. And because the cards are so blunt and honest, you’ll have no problem finding one that says exactly how you feel about the holidays. But in the off-chance that you can’t, Someecards lets you create your own with hundreds of their classic beg-to-be-captioned images. They also offer e-vites with their same boundary-pushing messages. (The site was created by a former writer for The Onion, which should say a lot.) And if all of that’s not enough, you can even get the Someecards app on your iPhone to send snark on the go.
(Note: Many of the Someecards aren’t appropriate for children, so make sure you choose carefully – or just send them to fellow grown-ups.)
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