Send a Yahoo! e-card from your family to theirs.
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Gone are the days when you needed a stamp, an envelope and a pen to brighten someone's day. Yahoo! has a vast selection of e-cards for every occasion from Kwanza to Valentine's Day, or for no occasion at all. You can use Yahoo's visuals and sentiments, and create your own unique message. You can also create an e-card that lets you add a photo.
Navigate to the Yahoo! e-card site (see "Resources").
Narrow your card search by entering "Free Yahoo cards" in the Search box to the left, or search all e-cards available with a paid Yahoo!/American Greetings membership.
Click the occasion for your e-card, and view the selections. Click one you prefer, and it will open so you can personalize it. Use the back button if you want to see the selections again and choose a different card.
Click "Personalize and Send" to create your own message for the card. Type in your greeting, and choose from the fonts and styles available in the toolbar, by highlighting your message and clicking any options you like. Provide the email address of the recipient. Click "Preview" to see your card as your recipient will see it. If satisfied, click "Send your ecard."
Add a photo to your e-card by clicking "Join now to send" on the E-cards available with a Yahoo!/American Greetings membership. Choose one of the photo cards available, personalize it, and then upload a picture from your files. Go to "File, " select "Pictures, " scroll to see the photo you want to upload, and click "Open." It will automatically be inserted in the photo card you have created. Click "Preview" to see your card with the photo and message. If satisfied, click the prompt to send your e-card.
- When you personalize your Yahoo! e-card, you can use the default settings for your text. You do not have to choose a different font, style or color.
- You can refine your search by using the "Refine Your Search" drop-down menus above the card selections.
- As of February of 2011, the cost for a Yahoo/American Greetings membership is $2.99 a month. There are 45 to 65 percent savings when you pay for a year or two years.
- You cannot add a photo to any of the free Yahoo! e-cards, only to the ones available with a Yahoo!/American Greetings membership. Even if you use the "Add a Photo" option on the toolbar, your photo will not show up in the actual e-card.