If you want to send electronic Christmas cards, there are a variety of free resources available online. These days, the Internet is much more than an information resource; it is an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to correspond with family members, friends and colleagues. The instructions for creating Christmas cards online will depend on which resource you use. There are a couple of popular Web sites that are ideal for the purpose of sending cards because they are easy to use and reliable.
Look for links that direct you to Holiday cards or Christmas cards. In 123.com, wait a few seconds before the card populates. Many of the cards are animated and it can take a short while to load. In the Yahoo/American Greetings site, look for a card that is free.
Enter your information, your recipients' email addresses and a personalized message. The steps to accessing the form to do this task vary per site. In 123.com, click on "Send this e-card" to access the sender's form. In Yahoo/American Greetings, you can start typing this information right away after selecting the card you want to send.
Click on "Send your e-card" or "Send this e-card."
Tips & Warnings
- If you are familiar with Microsoft Word or any other program that enables you to type a personal message and include clipart or other images, you can create your card in that software, attach it to an email and send to your Holiday email list. You can also create the card in the body of an email using your email software's font-customization and image-attachment features.
- Some online resources will require you to download and install their software onto your computer. This can be risky; some of those tools carry spyware that can slow your computer down. Stick to resources that enable you to do everything through their Web site.
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