Valentine Day eCard and Friendship eCard

Our newest card Friends is loosely inspired by the paper cuttings of Matisse and my love for bold blue — an ode to friendship and love! As I was illustrating this card I was imagining all that I would tell my closest friends, what their friendship and love means to me, and how it just makes everything better! This card is great for Valentine’s Day, thinking of you, love, anniversaries, friendship, and anytime you want to send a little illustrated poetry to someone you simply adore.  Here is our collection of ecards for Valentine’s Day and ecards for friendship.

Friends – ecard for Valentine Day and friendship

We hope your Valentine’s Day is spent with the important people in your life that make everything better. 

Before We Kiss This Year Goodbye – New Year Ecards

We are happy share a few new cards we created that capture the spirit of this year – a year that is almost impossible to sum up.

We are extremely grateful for your support and the many kind messages we receive from many of our members throughout the year. We will continue to strive to improve and create cards that help you stay in touch with the most important people in your life.

We wish you a New Year of health, happiness, hope and lots of time with friends and family.

Check out our new ecards for New Year below and the entire collection of New Year ecards.

In This Together Fireworks New Year Ecard

We redid our popular card In This Together with fireworks and a Happy New Year greeting. This card was inspired by balcony performances and creative outlets everywhere this year. While there has been a lot of bad news, more than we really have the capacity to process, there have also been amazing display of courage, creativity and kindness.

Let’s Kiss This Year Goodbye New Year Holiday Ecard

Kiss This Year Goodbye sums up how many of us feel – this has been a year many of us would rather forget or fast forward through! This card is also perfect if you did not get around to sending a holiday card yet and are looking for a card that combines both your Christmas and New Year greeting into one.

Ojolie’s premium membership for a full year allows you to send all our cards as much as you want. We offer a full 30 day money back guarantee, so there is no risk.  You can also sign up for a free membership and send our collection of free ecards.

Who’s been naughty AND nice?

This year I wanted to develop a theme inspired by our pets
as they are so much part of our families, as our human children are. For this
new Christmas ecard, the idea was to inject a bit of fun into the festive
season using three little mischievous kittens.
Digital kitten engaging with scanned images of water coloured objects forming a rich background
Anyone who has observed cats and boxes (or even young children and boxes), will have seen how they are always more interested in the box itself, rather than what is inside.  They like to try to find any way possible to get inside a box, no matter how small or impossible it may seem. There are tons of You Tube videos that play testament to that.
This card is a series of vignettes
of three little playful kittens getting into the Christmas presents which kind
of represents the suspense that we all feel when we see the boxes under the
Christmas tree. They create a bit of mayhem as only cheeky furry creatures can, before finding a perfect cozy spot in a box to snuggle and settle in for
Christmas.  I think this embodies the idea of getting warm and comfy for
the holiday season.
The formation of the card involves different elements, using hand painted objects and animated digital characters. After developing the idea for this card, the basic tale is story-boarded.
Next, the elements making up the scene, such as the wrapped presents, boxes and a Christmas tree, had to be sketched, painted in water colours then scanned into the computer via Photoshop. The result is a more illustrated feel and look to the overall card.
Hand painted water colour stuffed elephant toy prior to being scanned 
The cheeky kittens were rendered and animated using Adobe Flash, but key frames are usually hand sketched first like traditional animation, so you have more control over
plotting the movements of your characters. The sweet kittens stalk, pounce, climb
and jump amongst a flurry of gifts and boxes in a delightfully natural manner. We wanted to capture the naturally curious nature of these playful
cats.
Check out the finished product:  www.ojolie.com/index.php?ec_id=208
Can you relate to this ecard?
I would love you to share your experiences here about how your pets also enjoy Christmas.
Please feel free to post any pics you have of your furry creatures getting into the Christmas spirit and let’s enjoy the inquisitive nature of our darling pets.