I was out for a walk recently and came across the most wonderful scented wild roses growing on my path. I brought a few home for my desk in the studio.
Over the coming week, the roses filled the whole studio with their scent as they opened their delicate layers in all their glory. Eventually, of course, they faded. The transient bloom of flowers reminded me that this year has made us acutely aware of how precious our time with our loved ones really is.
As I started working on our newest Happy Mother’s Day Ecard, the rose petals took on completely imaginary shapes and morphed into flowers that probably do not exist in nature. A bouquet started taking shape. It is my way of creating a way for you to send a virtual hug to those amazing women in your life, that deserve to be celebrated every day of the year.
Send a mental break to all those amazing moms you know on Mother’s Day with this fun take on the modern woman’s struggle to achieve zen and let go. Send this animated mother’s day ecard, In My Thought, not just for Mother’s Day greetings, but also for any occasion for the women in your life who need a little break – which is pretty much any day! Also great as a different birthday card for women.
What’s in a word? In the case of Mother, mum, mom, or whatever you happen to call those awe-inspiring women in your life – a lot! Our newest ecard for Mother’s Day, Kind of Awesom, features a bouquet of our hand-illustrated watercolor flowers animated into a modern graphic design and set to an uplifting piece of music.
Inspired by the vibrant and colorful chorinho music of Brazil, this beautiful free ecard, Blue Planet, will cheer you up and see life on this precious planet of ours through a different lens. Created for Earth Day, the celebratory mood of this tasteful ecard makes it perfect for many other occasions as well. This is also our first underwater production completely with many reef fishes, a turtle, a ray, and dolphins.
This touching animated ecard, Roof of the World, is a celebration of diversity and peace for all of our global family. Prominent Tibetan singer-songwriter Techung has kindly provided the beautiful music in this artistic ecard, which transports you to the heart of Tibet, soaring above the “Roof of the World”.
Tulip is a beautiful ecard with an art nouveau composition of tulips to celebrate the coming of spring, Valentine’s day, mother’s day, holidays, hope eternal, and all that springs from it!
In February I broke my elbow, and this meant spending a good amount of time planning new cards and work, instead of actually painting and drawing. Inspiration is usually a process of just sitting down and working on it, but the time while waiting for my elbow to heal meant really letting the process be in the mind’s eye.
Sometimes the inspiration for a new card comes from the story that springs to mind while listening to a piece of music. Grieg’s butterfly composition, which this new card is set to, really does conjure up the flutterings of butterflies. From there the bunnies and the anticipation of once again being able to enjoy time outdoors were not a far leap 🙂
I look forward to sharing new inspiration, cards, and some peek behind the scenes with you in the coming months, as all the planning starts going from the mind’s eye to paper, to the screen, and to you. Check out our other Easter ecards or the free ecards.
Send springtime cheer with this happy Easter message from our feathered friends with the new Easter Ecard – Easter buds. Nothing says spring or Easter quite like an arrangement of eggs filled with tender little spring buds from the garden. This beautiful, animated ecard features our detailed watercolor illustrations and is set to a cheerful piece of music.
Spring has arrived in Copenhagen! Follow the ducklings as they make their way to the pond in this animated card, perfect for all your spring greetings, celebrating Easter, mother’s day, holidays, and so much more. See if you can name the various Copenhagen landmarks in this Easter ecard – Make Way for Ducklings.
Circus performers take to the stage, culminating with a contortionist on a giant cake and a big hand-lettered Happy Birthday message. This would also make a lovely invitation for a birthday party. It’s perfect for kids, but suitable for all ages.
Circus performers take to the stage, culminating with a contortionist on a giant cake and a big hand-lettered Happy Birthday message. This fun birthday ecard Birthday Performers would also make a lovely invitation for a birthday party. It’s perfect for kids, but suitable for all ages.
Birthday Express is a classic birthday ecard set to the Happy Birthday song in a soft version perfect for children – illustrated in great detail in watercolor, this card is sure to be a hit.
The little critters have gone out of their way to celebrate with fanfare. The perfect birthday ecard Insect Birthday Parade to wish anyone – no matter what age – a very Happy Birthday. Set to a gypsy version of the Happy Birthday tune, this cheerful little animation is a fine way to share your message of birthday wishes.
Send an uplifting animated paper cut globe celebrating festivities around the world with your seasonal message. This heartwarming corporate ecard Global Paper Cutting has been one of our most popular, and for a good reason – the message comes through clearly and with the high quality, attention to detail, and style that has become the hallmark of an Ojolie ecard – and is sure to also make a good impression on your clients, colleagues, and friends. Enjoy!
This elegant New Year greeting Bright New Year sends a timeless, yet modern message of hope and light – perfect for thanking everyone that is integral to your business’s success and achievements. This animated corporate ecard is set to a sparkly piece of music and is available in three colors: blue, red, and green. Or you can ask us about customizing it for your company colors for a small fee!
As we wrap up another year, we would like to thank you for your continued support and interest. The past year has given us a lot of reasons to be grateful and to continue to do meaningful work. Creating cards for you to share with your friends and family is our passion project. What makes it truly meaningful is that we see it making a difference in your lives. As something new this year, I started sharing much more of what we do behind the scenes before you see the card up on our site by posting several times a week to our Instagram. You are welcome to ask me questions there also if you are curious about anything or leave a comment.
If you have not had a chance to send it yet, we invite you to view our newest card for New Year, Starry Starry Night. Send renewed hope and celebrate all that is beautiful and bright in this world with a card that takes you from the deep jungles to the city jungles as the world unites in celebration of New Year. You can continue to enjoy it well into the new year, as it is also well suited for any celebration that calls for fireworks, like anniversaries and birthdays.
More new cards for the holidays have been added to our website.
Whether you just absolutely adore flamingos, crave a different kind of holiday card or live somewhere where snow is not ever a part of the holiday season, Fa la la Mingo is a cute tropical Christmas ecard you have been searching for!
Growing up I had the great experience of celebrating the holidays in a few places, where we had to get creative – no pine trees, snow or any of the things I traditionally associated with Christmas to be found. To my great delight, I have since discovered that unusual ornaments have become a huge trend. Tropical birds and flamingos take center stage in this beautifully illustrated jungle card, set to an island tune that will get you in the mood for some real joy and fun, no matter where or how you celebrate.
This winter Christmas ecard, Wonderful Snow Time will inspire you to bust our your ice skates, snow tube or sled, if you are lucky enough to see a white Christmas or get nice snowfall. This card makes for a great season’s greetings and is set to a really upbeat holiday tune that is sure to spread delight. You can also check out all our Christmas ecards and New Year ecards.
We can’t wait to share all our new cards for the winter festive season. If you would like to follow along and see what we create in the studio and how these illustrations go from paper and paint to animation, you can follow us on Instagram as well.
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.