Last year John and Vivian DeVries received quite a few heartfelt calls on Grandparent’s Day. They have 7 grandchildren, and like the other 500 million grandparents’ out there, they like to stay in touch and share laughs with their families.
We believe that John and Vivian would just love to receive a family video ecard with clips and photo’s of their children and grandchildren, but is there enough time for someone to pull it all together? Could you do it on time, and organize it all?
We had this in mind when we developed our free Social Card and online greeting cards engine. No need to do everything from scratch, just search and grab popular community images from Flickr that have been shared by artists under their Creative Commons program. Of course you will add your own pics directly from Facebook, or upload them from your computer. Sprinkle humor by pimping the pictures with bubbles and comments – yes silly comments and insults can make for funny ecards.
You can search and add comical video clips from YouTube, or use their built-in webcam application and create a short and sweet video greeting to embed in your card. Maybe you just want to add a clip that you uploaded from your phone or camcorder. Either way, by integrating with the YouTube application, you can be comfortable that your clips will play properly anywhere on the web.
Now that you have started a Video ecard, you can invite the rest of the family to join in the toast, and set the deadline for them to contribute to “this Saturday night.”
You do not have to organize everyone’s stuff, nor worry about their different picture formatting and email types; the application enables them to add and preview the content they want, when they want. Everyone who collaborates will have their avatar shown on the card, and all the artists receive attribution for their work.
So Sunday morning you can go back, make any last minute revisions or appropriate edits, and send the Family video ecard. The application will automatically mark everything private so your sharing stays in the family, but if you like, you can post it to Facebook and other sites to share the stories.
A video ecard from All of Us – we think that would make John and Vivian’s day, and be cherished for a long, long time.