E-Cards On The Today Show
This is like having a Christmas Card personal assistant. Hallmarkcards.com enables users to send traditional style Christmas cards, but with 'touch of a button' convenience. Users are able to send personalised Christmas cards in the post in three easy steps. First, choose a card from the range (there are thousands to choose from). Next, personalise the card with the receivers name and a message. Finally, Hallmark will print the card and post it. If card orders are submitted before 3pm, orders will be sent in the 5pm post that same day.
Snapfish have a range of photocards for users to create. Users upload their own photos and add their own text to create greeting cards. They are available in landscape and portrait layouts, with over 300 designs, colours and backgrounds to choose from.
Smilebox have a range of slideshows and scrapbooks which users can email or upload to their social networking site after completing some simple steps. Smilebox create slideshows for users to share with friends and family. Users choose from a selection of slideshow designs, then you are able to start uploading photos, videos, words and music to give your slideshow a personal touch.
Ninemsn and Hotmail
Ninemsn Hotmail has made an ecard website that is said to make staying in touch with friends and family easy and convenient. Make an eCard this Christmas, add your face and press "send" ALL FOR FREE! You do need a hotmail account to use these ecards.
www.ninemsn.com.au and www.hotmailchristmas.com.au
JibJab's Bobblehead Christmas videos have a range of free cards, or you can pay a small fee to access their whole catalogue. After choosing the card, you choose how many people will be starring in the video, gather the face shots and follow the prompts to prep your head and cast your Christmas video card.
About Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is one of Australia's foremost commentators on consumer lifestyle technology. He publishes, produces and hosts CyberShack, is Channel 9's technology expert, and hosts Life & Technology and 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.
Charlie is able to communicate, educate and inspire a huge audience, without confusing technological jargon.
Life & Technology is on the air Sunday mornings at 10am on 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.