Wednesday, 13 December 2006

Frugal living: Birthday Cards

As it's my birthday I decided to try out the birthday content available on American Greetings website. They have a wide selection of ecards, invitations, and printables as well as the reminder service available to keep track of birthdays of family and friends, and some of the ecards are free. Compared to paying for a printed card and postage this will save several dollars for each card you send. I used to buy $1 cards at a discount shop, but this still ends up costing $1.50 (with postage) for something that ends up in the bin a few days after it's been received. Now that nearly all my friends and relatives have an email address, the ecard is a real winner.

The free reminder service and desktop calendar available on the website is also great for keeping track of birthdays and making sure you don't forget an important birthday ever again. There is a range of cards available covering such categories as:
# Belated
# Family
# Friends
# Funny
# Just For Her
# Just For Him
# Just For Kids
# Romantic
# Characters You Love
# Milestone
# Over The Hill
# Religious
# Co-workers
# Holiday Birthdays
# Pets
and most categories have at least one free ecard available.

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