Greeting e-cards are exciting for kids--often even more so than a greeting card received via regular mail-- because e-cards are often fully customisable, and typically include amusing and engaging interactive elements plus music and bright colours. Greeting e-cards for kids are available through a wide variety of online sources, including individual purchase, subscription, and free websites. Many tech-savvy kids are even able to easily customise and send e-cards without parental assistance.
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After convenience and easy-of-sending, perhaps the most popular element of e-cards--particularly with kids--is the animations often accompanying them. From dancing lobsters to tail-wagging puppies, children are drawn in to the visually alluring sight of animated e-cards. Most e-card sites make it easy to search for animated e-cards, placing them in their own category, and kids can enjoy the excitement of watching card after card to choose the perfect one. Many animated cards are also interactive, allowing kids to click on different options to solve puzzles or create different messages.
Most e-cards are accompanied by lively music, another element that appeals strongly to kids. Few kids can resist the appeal of a birthday card that also sings "Happy Birthday," or a Christmas card that belts out a few carols. Some e-cards even feature recordable messages, allowing children to record their own verbal message (using a computer microphone), then attach it within the card. Kids enjoy receiving these cards just as much as sending them, thrilled to hear a parent, grandparent, or friend speaking to them from a brightly coloured e-card.
E-cards for kids are available for virtually every occasion, making card creation easy. Standard birthday and holiday cards are readily available. Specialised sites often offer e-cards for kids that are focused on kid-specific events, such as back-to-school and Grandparents Day. When kids want to send a card to a classmate or cousin, they can choose from humorous e-cards like "Online Cootie Catcher" or see cards featuring popular characters like SpongeBob SquarePants. "Just because" kid-appropriate e-cards also abound, featuring bright cheerful greetings, fun games, and more. Kids enjoy sending and receiving these types of e-cards, and parents can appreciate the fact that they are free and easy to send.
E-card messages are easy to customise, and composing short messages can help kids improve their communication, letter-writing, spelling, and typing skills. Many e-cards come pre-loaded with sample messages, which can give kids ideas of appropriate messages for different situations (ranging from a "get well soon" card for a classmate to a loving Grandparents Day card). In addition, they can choose from serious e-cards and humorous e-cards, and learn how to express sentiments in a wide variety of ways.
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