We shopped for cards for each recipient, paid the price, bought and licked a stamp for each, and helped to support the local Post Office. Are those days gone? More often than not I get most of my cards via email. Greeting cards in the mail get stuck on the refrigerator door.
Here’s how to send attractive greeting cards with your Mac.
iGreeting Because I Can
Within a generation we’ve gone from having only one way to gather and send greeting cards for the holidays to doing everything digitally; Mac, iPhone, iPad.
Today there is just no shortage of greeting card options, including the old fashioned way.
There are online options to send cards. There are apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad that create and send greeting cards, complete with personal or family photos.
For Mac users, one of the better apps is iGreetingCard, the eCards Maker. This app comes with a price tag, but the cost is far less than cards, envelopes, and postage, not to mention enclosed photos.
Here’s what it looks like. Simple, right?
iGreeting Card features dozens of unique templates that cover most occasions and major holidays.
Christmas, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, Halloween, Easter, Weddings, Mother’s day and dozens more.
Each greeting card can be edited on your Mac’s screen. Customize the title, add text, add mask effects and drop in photos. Changes can be saved and customized to make each card individualized.
iGreetingCard is big on sharing, too. Print the cards, or save the cards as Wallpaper, or JPEG, PNG, or TIFF imagaes. Even better, it lets you share on Facebook and Flickr. And, of course, cards can be sent via email.
Considering the price tag, iGreetingCard needs a few more features. Photo resizing? Hello? How about some photo filters and effects? What about Father’s Day? While dozens of templates sounds like plenty, it’s not, and needs more to justify the price tag.