How to make a free custom talking animated e-card

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How to make a free custom talking animated e-card
Use a talking e-card to send your special holiday or birthday wish (valentine"s greeting card-kiss image by Ekaterina Lozanova from

Talking e-cards are a fun way to send a special message to a friend or family member for birthdays or other special holidays. You can create custom talking cards online easily, either using your own photo or a premade template offered on popular card websites. Design your e-card, customise it, and then send it free in a matter of minutes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Digital photo

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    Log onto a website that allows you to create free talking e-cards. Websites such as,, and allow you to send talking animated cards for free. Each site offers a free trial that you can utilise. Cancel the service after your trial has ended, or continue the service for a small monthly fee. will be used as an example for this article; however, all of the sites function in the same way.

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    Click on "eCards" in the navigation bar at the top of the page. You will be directed to a page with different e-card options. Click on the card option that says, "Create Your Own Talking eCard." You will be redirected to a page with a preview of the card and several customisation options.

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    Add your photo to the e-card by clicking the "Upload your photo" button beneath the e-card preview. A window will pop up, which will allow you to choose a photo location off of your computer. Select the photo and click, "OK," or "Choose," depending on the browser you use. Your photo will appear in the window, moving around and blinking. Type the words into the text field that you want the e-card character to say. You can type up to 1,000 characters.

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    Select a voice for your character, male or female, by clicking the circle next to the character name. You have three different female options and four different male options. When you have selected a voice, click "Preview eCard." Choose a different voice by clicking a different circle next to another character name, then click "Preview eCard" again.

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    Click "Join Now To Send," beneath the e-card customisation options. Enter your e-mail address in the "New Customers" section of the page, and then click "Continue." Enter your personal information on the next screen, and click continue. You will be redirected to a screen where you must enter your payment information; however, your card will not be billed during your free trial.

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    Enter your payment information. You will be redirected to a page where you must enter the name and address of the recipient of your e-card.

Tips and warnings

  • If you'd prefer to create an e-card using another type of animated character, choose one of the predesigned templates available on the website.
  • Be sure to cancel your trial membership before the trial period is over, and your credit card will not be charged.

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