Creating Custom Holiday eCards and Invitations with Your Own Photos/Images

You can create your own holiday eCards from photos or artwork and then upload them from your computer or smart phone.

Creating your own holiday eCard imagery adds a personal touch to your holiday email campaigns. For example, you can create a holiday eCard with a photo of your staff volunteering, your office decked out for the holidays or artwork you have created to celebrate the season.

This step-by-step checklist will help you:

  • Create a custom holiday eCard from a photo or your own artwork
  • Import your holiday eCard design into your CorpNote account
  • Share your holiday eCard via email, text, your website or in social media

thumb_up TIP: This guide is geared towards creating holiday eCards but you can create any kind of holiday email with CorpNote such as holiday email newsletters, holiday sales promotions and more. You can also automate your email campaigns. Follow this tutorial if you are looking for the most flexibility in creating your holiday email campaigns.

Create a Custom Holiday eCard from a Photo or Your Own Artwork

Your custom designed holiday eCards can include your logo, contact information and links to your website.

You can create your holiday eCard design using any graphic design software on a desktop computer or using an app on your phone. When using a photo or other pre-existing art image, first make a copy so you don't overwrite your original file.

If you are using graphic creation software, create your image or edit a photo, add text or other embellishments, and then save or export your final design as a .jpg, .gif, .bmp or .png file.

If you are using an image on your mobile device, you can upload a photo or image right from your phone or tablet. If you are using a graphic design app like procreate, you might want to work with an image that is 600px wide to ensure the best end result and then export your image as .jpg, .gif, .bmp or .png file.

If you are working with an image that is larger than 600 pixels wide, we recommend that you avoid having thin lines and small text on your image because it can get distorted or unreadable when your image is resized to 600 pixels wide during upload.

Import your Holiday eCard Design into Your CorpNote Account

You can upload up to 200 photos or images into your CorpNote account. From a desktop computer, phone or tablet, sign into your account and go to My Account > My Images. Click the tab for 'Upload' and follow the onscreen instructions.

You will have the option to import your image at different sizes. For eCards, we recommend that you import the largest size image shown. You can also provide a description to help you more easily find the design when you are creating your holiday eCard.

Share your Holiday eCard via Email, Text, your Website or in Social Media

To create a holiday eCard using your uploaded image, select Email > New eCard and click the "My Images" tab. You will see all of your designs. Select a design and then compose your message as usual.

You can track your holiday eCard views like any other eCard you send by going to your "Sent Emails" bin. View statistics are recorded in real-time. For each recipient you will see whether they viewed the eCard, when, and how many times. If your eCard includes an invitation or survey, you will also see if they responded.

To send your holiday eCard as a text message, you can use our eCard direct link feature to send an eCard via text message. Click the 'Copy Link' button next to any sent eCard, open the messages app on your mobile device and paste the link into a message. A thumbnail of your holiday eCard image will appear and they can click the image to view the full greeting card.

You can share your holiday eCards via email, your website, in a text message or a post in social media.

To post your holiday eCard on your website or blog, click the 'Copy Link' button next to any sent eCard. The link is now in your copy buffer and can be pasted into any application that enables you to share a link.

Social media is a great way to reach people when you don't have their email address. You can either share your holiday eCard by using our 'View/Share eCard' option or use our "copy link" feature as described above.

Important Note: When you use a direct link to share your eCard, you do not have as much detail as to who is picking up your holiday eCard. You will still see how many times it was viewed, but each view will be marked as 'anonymous'.

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