I went to a Christmas party last weekend and we had a trivia contest and one of the questions was, "How many Christmas cards do Americans send out every year?” The answer was 3 billion! I began thinking about all the paper used and trees killed, water used to create the cards and fuel to transport the cards. For the past 4 years, I have sent out an e-card to friends and family. I do have people saying they miss my photo cards that they could hang on the refrigerator, but I explain that I am being environmentally friendly. I have to say I haven’t been able to convince my friends and family to use electronic holidays cards. However, maybe as educators, we can promote the use of e-Cards with our students.
What are your favorite sites for creating electronic cards (e-Cards) that are kid friendly?
I have some family members without computer access so I can not send out ecards. However, I do find that I really love my Smilebox subscription. There are some items that are free. I even 'copy' friends Facebook photos and send them a Smilebox now and then.
I noticed that several sites offering "free" ecards warn parents to supervise their children because some cards are adult specific. Also be aware of the posted ads, as all are not kid friendly.
Great tips Jeanne about supervise your kids while making Holiday cards! At least the sites are providing a warning to parents about adult specific content.
Everyone, check out ElfYourself by Office Max! You can upload pictures of the family and then your face is placed on an elf body and you dance around. It is so hilarious! It is funny seeing my husband do the splits. There are a couple of free versions (Jazz and Hip Hop that I found). Some of the versions you have to pay for.