For those of you that feel creatively-limited by someecards, try Pigspigot, a new user-generated greeting card site. Users can upload their own personal graphics as well as include their own greeting message making for a completely customized product. These cards can then be sent digitally for free, or printed and snail-mailed for $3.99. All card creations are then cataloged in the Pigspigot “library” for other users as inspiration or to send themselves. Designed like a greeting card-wiki, the more people use the site, the stronger it gets with more cards available… so go send one.
I love greeting cards — there is a huge stack in my “junk drawer”, even though I do not consider any of their thoughtful sentiments junk, just waiting to be sent or handed (I hate buying stamps) to a special someone.
Car washes love me… I spend more on cards than cleaning my golden beast… and specialty boutiques see the $$$ floating over my head as I beeline to the thank you card display.
Not to burst my own bubble but physical cards aren’t the most practical in a world where most people are strapped (voluntarily and involuntarily) to their computers for hours a day.
The problem is that there haven’t been too many Web sites devoted to electronic greetings that weren’t either extremely lame or charged you the same price as is expected for physical cards. Now listen, I know it is a service and of course a business but I am just not ready to spend my cash on an virtual card… call me crazy… actually don’t – I hate that.
But wait no more. I have found a great solution… SomeECards. First off they are free — lets just put that out there. But beware… these are not your mothers cards. Which is exactly why I want to send them… and send them online where my mom cant find them and scold me.