How to Make a Christmas E-card With Flash

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Flash adds animation and sound to e-cards and digital scrapbooks. Many e-card websites offer cards with Flash. You can choose music from the site's sound library and add your own text, colour and font but you can't upload your own images. E-card software helps you make personalised Christmas e-cards using family photos and videos.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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    Download a free trial of Wondershare Flash Slideshow Builder and double-click on it to install. Import your photos into the software and resize or rotate them using the built-in processing feature. Add your choice of music -- you can edit it later to fit the length of your slideshow. Select a Christmas template from the options shown or choose from a wider selection on the website. Set the slideshow effect for each image and choose the duration for each picture and transition. Add text to your card and choose your font style, size and colour. Resize your photos and edit the length of your music if necessary in "Publish Settings." Click "Create SWF Movie" to publish your card and e-mail it to family and friends. (See Reference 1)

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    Download the free Smilebox Installer and double-click on it to install. Choose a Christmas design and drag and drop your photos or videos into the template. Add your text and embellish it using the colours and styles offered. Select music from the built-in options and pick your slideshow format. When you're finished, e-mail your card or publish it to social networking sites. You can buy a premium version of this software that offers you more options and allows you to print your cards. (See Reference 2)

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    Use the Greetos online e-card maker to create a Flash card. Select an animated or static graphic from the Greetos library or enter a URL to use an image from the Internet. Click and drag to place the image on the page. Choose your background colour. Type your text into the "Add Text" box and choose a font size, style and colour. Add additional pages and specify the time delay for each page. Preview your greeting card and e-mail it to recipients. (See Reference 3)

Tips and warnings

  • Download free Christmas fonts to use in your cards (see Resources).

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