Online cards, also known as e-cards, are available by the hundreds all over the Internet. From birthday cards to wedding invitations e-cards can be made with different pictures and messages. Many sites offer guidance and tips to help you personalise your card. You can e-mail an e-card to one person or to a group of people. You must have an Internet connection and an e-mail account to send an online card. Some websites require registration before you can browse their selection.
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Log on to a free e-cards website like 123 greetings, Egreetings or Got-free-ecards (see Resources).
Click on links that say "Birthday" or "Happy birthday" on any of these sites. You will be brought to pages with various thumbnails of birthday e-cards.
Click on the e-card of your choice. Some e-cards come with music and animation.
Choose the "Play" option to preview the card.
Fill in the required fields with your name, e-mail address and recipient's e-mail address.
Write out your greeting in the "Message" box.
Choose the "Send this e-card or "e-mail this e-card" prompt to deliver your e-card. You can opt to have a copy of the card sent to your e-mail address as well
Tips and warnings
- Avoid sending inappropriate messages online. It can result in being banned from the website permanently.
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