Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Then there are all those graduations, Father’s Day and Uncle Joe’s birthday. Wow, there seems to always be a need to send somebody a special message. And what better way to say “something special” than with an e-card? Wait – here’s one better. Say “it” with a Rattlebox video e-card! Rattlebox has just the e-card for whatever message you want to send.
What’s Rattlebox? Nope – it’s not a box of rattlesnakes. It’s a free video e-card website that provides fun, edgy video alternatives to the traditional e-card. Spend just a few short minutes at Rattlebox, and you can create a custom, funky video e-card. Ok, perhaps picking just one e-card may take more than a few moments! With 1000’s of video e-card options to choose from, you might just find you’ve lost an hour simply searching for that one perfect video e-card.
Next time, don’t just send them an e-card – send them entertainment with a video e-card from Rattlebox!
No membership required – and it’s absolutely free! Take advantage of Rattlebox’s funky video e-card service right now and start creating your very own video e-cards. You might still want to become a member, though. Why? Membership is also free, and has it’s advantages. First, members save time when creating cards as Rattlebox auto-fills the member’s name and e-mail address for them. Members can also save their e-cards, schedule future e-card deliveries, and import contact information from Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, and Vcard accounts.
Here’s how Rattlebox works. Not yet hooked on Rattlebox? You will be ’cause it’s just so easy – and fun – to use! Follow these four steps to create personalized, unique and entertaining video e-cards.
1. Pick A Card – Sounds easy, huh! May not be with such a great card selection.
2. Customize It – Personalize your message. Say exactly what you want to say, not some canned message. Any text within the card can be customized.
3. Preview It – Click on “preview and share” and review your e-card. Not quite what you want to say? Click on “Click Here to re-edit your e-card” and modify it.
4. Share It – Perfected your card? Then click on “E-mail my e-card” and share the fun.
That’s all there is to it. You’re hooked now, aren’t you!
A word about sharing e-cards with Rattlebox: You aren’t limited to only sending e-cards by e-mail. Rattlebox provides several delivery options – e-mail, IM, posting on a MySpace or Facebook page, or posting in a blog. Simply click on the “Copy” or “Post” button next to your choice of delivery, and share your e-card via that option – or via every option if you want!
A few tips to remember when customizing e-card messages:
- The text within an e-card is timed to stay on the screen for 1-3 seconds.
- Longer and detailed messages should not be placed within the card itself. Place these messages in the final text field, “Your Personal Message Here.” This screen stays up indefinitely after the e-card is finished playing.
- Don’t forget to type a message in the “Your Personal Message Here” box. If you don’t, the message, “Your Personal Message Here” will be the final screen display the recipient will see. Unless that’s what you want them to see!
- Don’t want a final message? Then simply delete the “Your Personal Message Here” words, and no message will be displayed after the card is played.
Send a Virtual Gift Card With Your Rattlebox e-Card. Why not make that video e-card extra special and include a gift card? Rattlebox virtual gift cards are easy to set up and include with your video e-card. You choose the dollar amount of the gift card, and your recipient redeems that gift card at the retailer of their choice. No more trying to decide which retailer’s gift card to give.
Here’s how to add a virtual gift card to a Rattlebox video e-card:
1. Select and customize a Rattlebox e-card following the steps listed above.
2. Choose the “Send with a gift card option.”
3. Customize the gift card per the instructions provided.
4. Complete the gift card purchase, and include it with the video e-card.
5. Now send that video e-card! The gift card will arrive with the e-card
That’s it! One stop shopping – gift and card picked, customized, and sent, all in a matter of minutes. And with over 100 retailers to choose from, they are sure to find something to spend that virtual gift card on – Marriott Hotels, Applebee’s, Fandango, Starbucks and Sephora are just a few of the retailers a Rattlebox virtual gift can be spent at.
Got your own awesome video? Then use it to create a truly one of a kind video e-card! Using the Rattlebox Media Manager “Upload” feature, load your own video clip and get totally creative. How cool is that!
What do you think of Rattlebox video e-cards? Think you will send one soon? Are you already using Rattlebox video e-cards? Let us know in the Comments section below.
Happy Tax Day!