Instead of getting a Valentine’s Day card this year, send a digital Valentine’s Day card to the people you love. The digital Valentine’s Day cards are unique because you not only can add sound to them, you can upload a bunch of family photos to make the card personal.
The great part about digital photo cards is that they are free. All you need is a subscription to a web site like Smilebox and you can start creating family photo card. Using Smilebox, you can upload multiple photos or you can stick with one family photo along with some music. The great thing about using Smilebox is that you can also upload videos to make your Valentine’s Day card personal. Digital Valentine’s Day cards are wonderful to share with family members that don’t live close as you have the opportunity to share videos of your growing family with them.
While you can create digital photo cards on several sites, Smilebox is one of the only sites that focuses on uploading digital photos and making online scrapbooks. It is one of the easiest ways to protect your photos without needing to purchase an external storage device.
Depending upon how creative you would like to get, your Valentine’s Day card can feature slideshows of your family photos, photobooks, and even music. You can get the basic Smilebox themes for free, if you want creative themes or other designs, you will need to upgrade your basic membership to the Club Smilebox membership.
In order to create a Smilebox digital Valentine’s Day card is to create your basic membership account. Then you need to pick a design and drag and drop your photos into the design template. Once you have changed around the design of the card, you need to save your template and then you can mail it to your friends and family members. Your friends and family members do not need an account with Smilebox to view your Valentine’s Day card.
If you have a blog, you can upload your digital card to it and share it with more people. You can even upload your Smilbox creation to a social networking site like Facebook and MySpace.
To make a fun Valentine’s Day card, you should have some family pictures available that you can upload to the site. If you don’t have any recent snapshots, grab your digital camera and start snapping some. Your pictures don’t always need to look professional and posed, sometimes candid shots make the best memories.
A lot of families like to go with a theme for their family pictures. You can all wear the same shirt, or change up the colors of the shirts by gender. For example, all the boys can wear brown and all the girls can wear purple. This makes your family photo look nice and professional.
Be sure to upload some fun family pictures like when you spent time at the beach or when you headed out for a day of snow skiing. You should even upload some pictures of the kids playing at the park or wrestling in the house. Grandparents love pictures of their grandkids so try to upload a bunch!
A fun way to let your loved ones know that you care about them is to hold up ‘I love you’ signs in the pictures or ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ signs. It’s a cute way to plan out your message to all the people you care about on Valentine’s Day.
Once you upload the photos, try to keep the digital card short. Most cards that go over 10 seconds will not maintain attention for long. You need to keep it under this limit so that your loved ones will actually appreciate the card.