E-cards are greeting cards, that differ from the traditional postcards mainly by their exclusively digital nature, but also by the fact that an Internet connection is required in order to send or receive them. The advantages that greeting cards usage brings along, are various, such as the ability to personalize them, the option of sending them to more than one person at a time, and even environmental protection, by eliminating the need of paper usage.
Ever since its beginnings, e-cards have most certainly evolved, if not in every aspect, in most of them. Various types of e-cards are being created nowadays, in order to fulfill most people’s wishes, tastes, feelings and ways of expressing them, such as mobile, video, animated or multi-media e-cards. Their main goal is to help people express themselves and their feelings more easily, in a more diverse way, faster and, especially, in most of the cases, free of charge.
Some of the most popular websites offer e-cards services and databases are Blue Mountain, American Greetings, Egreetings, Jacquie Lawson etc. These are sites that offer e-cards without any purchase fees included. Although there are many e-cards websites that are not for free, there is a variety of free, popular ones, like the ones mentioned above, which are being used and accessed everyday worldwide.