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 Holiday Video e-Cards | Animoto
If you’re looking for something more modern than the traditional holiday card yet not quite as campy as the JibJab videos, look no further than Animoto. This free video e-cards site will put together a video card so professional that your family will think you have some serious editing skills. Include multiple family images, choose from their music collection or upload your own, and add text – then share it on Facebook, YouTube, or save to a DVD for a holiday keepsake. And if you only want a quick, 30-second video card, the entire thing is free.
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