E-cards are electronic cards found at many different websites with many being free. Choose a style, add a personal greeting and send them off through e-mail. The recipient opens the e-mail and usually clicks on a website address to receive the card. The e-card looks like a paper birthday card and opens up to reveal a message. Some e-cards are animated and accompanied with music. Just do an Internet search on free birthday e-cards to find thousands of choices to send to a favorite birthday celebrant.
Formats and Styles
The variety in e-cards is astounding. Musical e-cards usually allow for a choice of song to play. Talking e-cards allow for a personal spoken message sometimes in the recorded voice of the sender. Birthday e-cards can be serious, funny or match the personality of the birthday recipient. The greeting is easily edited to make it customized. Some e-cards allow for color choices and changes in animation. They can be accessed by anyone with a computer and Internet access and those that need a specific program to open and view the card will be accompanied by a notice. Cards that operate with the program called Flash will let the recipient and sender know that the program must be installed on their computer to access the card. Some simple e-cards are sent as attachments in JPEG or GIF formats. It is suggested that the sender make sure the recipient has a graphic program on their computer that will allow them to open the card. Sometimes these cards take a long time to download if the recipient does not have high speed Internet.
Even when a birthday is forgotten until that day, an e-card can be sent and reach the recipient in a few minutes. A regular paper card, sent in the mail, certainly would be late. There is no need to travel to find e-cards because they can be found on a website right in the comfort of the home. There is no need to go to the post office to send the card either.
Free ecards birthday greetings do not cost a cent and save the sender money. They also save trees because no paper is involved in the production and sending of the card.
E-cards are here to stay and will only become more popular as time goes by. Recipients do need Internet access and a computer to get their cards, but most recently they can be accessed from smart phones. Free ecards birthday greetings are charming and best of all; they are free.