Tutorials - Composing an eCard
While composing your eCard message, you can choose fonts, colors and signature options. You can also make any eCard into an online invitation or online survey, so your eCard recipients can easily respond. You may preview your changes at any time by clicking on the "Save Changes / Preview" button above the picture of your eCard.
Click on the 'info' button next to each section on the compose screen to get more details on your options.
Select your eCard's font face, color and size as well as your
card background and frame color. Click 'Use Favorites' to display a
default style that you have created when you set your preferences
in My Account >
Compose eCard Message
- Greeting - Select a greeting
from our drop down menu and/or type your own text. If you select (None) for the greeting area and don't enter any text, nothing will show above
Check the 'autofill names' checkbox to autofill your recipient's first name in the greeting line. This will only work for people in your address book who have a first name. Use the text box after 'or' to enter the greeting that recipients will see if they are not in your address book.
In the following example, 'Dear' was selected from the drop down menu, the autofill names checkbox was checked and the text 'Valued Customer' was entered in the text box:
Note: If nothing is entered in the 'or' text box, no greeting will appear for ecard recipients not in your address book.
[Dear Valued Customer,]
- Message - Type your message in the large text
box. Your message will appear underneath the eCard design. Use the Word®-style text editing and formatting
features. (Click here to view complete list of tools)
You can also insert Hyperlinks into your card by clicking on the link icon in the editor.
Use our Message Helper to create,
retrieve, and search for commonly used messages, which you can easily insert into your eCards. The messages can contain formatting like color, size, lists,
hyperlinked text. For more details, visit our Message Helper Tutorial.
- Closing - The closing appears after your
message. Select a closing from our drop down menu and/or type additional
text in the text box. You can also select none in the drop down menu then
type your own in the text box. If you select nothing for the closing, nothing
- Signature - Select
the box next to the signature items you want to be included at the bottom of
your eCard. You can also make the signature font smaller by selecting the "Make Small" checkbox. (see example)
View our Custom Signature tutorial for more information on setting up your custom signature and/or uploading a
- Make an eCard into an online invitation -
To send an eCard as an invitation, you must have already created your event in the Invitation Manager or you can create one from this screen. Once this has been completed, you can then select the desired event from the drop down menu. If you click
the 'Add Event Text to Message' button, then your changes will be saved and the text
that you entered for the event will be included in the eCard
- Insert an Online Survey -
To send an eCard as a survey, you must have already created your survey in the Survey Manager or you can create one from this screen. Once this has been completed, you can then select the desired survey from the drop down menu.
If you need additional help, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions or complete our Priority Email Support Form.