App lets you send old fashion Christmas cards
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Think Facebook and e-cards killed the traditional Christmas card? It turns out smart phones and tablets have made it easier than ever to send one.
Struggling financially as more people correspond electronically, the Post Office gave Americans a little reminder this holiday season.
"Have a good holiday. Remember, mail plenty of holiday cards. We can certainly use them." said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.
For many, even the most clever e-card isn't quite the same as a card to tear out of an envelope and hang on the mantle. So a new crop of apps marries technology and tradition -- nixes the handwriting and stamping, and even eliminates the holiday pilgrimage to the Post Office with 97-million other Americans.
The Red Stamp app (redstamp.com) for iPhone and iPad has an assortment of holiday templates for Christmas and Hanukkah to customize. Add a photo and a message and choose a delivery method -- email, text message, Facebook, Twitter, or U.S. Mail. Users can also keep track of friends and family with a checklist.
The Sincerely Ink Holiday Card app for Android and Apple has options for a family photo or a festive illustration and allows you to choose colors, designs, and add a message.
Users can send their card directly from their tablet for just a $1.99. That includes printing on heavyweight postcards and the postage. They'll arrive anywhere in the U.S. in about a week.
Similarly, Apple's cards apps lets iPad users design, create and send a card for $2.99 including postage. Users can choose from 15 holiday templates, enter their own text and photo, and add a message.
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