Interactive Custom Greeting Cards

When you print greeting cards, it really pays well to have an interesting and memorable design. Most off the shelf and even custom greeting cards nowadays really carry only a little impact to most people. This is because we are bombarded already by so many different digital and print media that we get oversaturated by them. We all think that we have seen all the print greeting cards that the world has to offer. To make an interesting and memorable design these days, you really need to think out of the box when it comes to custom greeting cards. One of the greatest and unique ideas today is interactive greeting cards.

Interactive custom greeting cards are color greeting cards that aim to engage the receiver of the card by offering some interactivity to its nature. This means that the card requires an action from the receiver in order to deliver its message. Below are a few of these interactive features that you can apply to greeting cards:

Puzzle Greeting cards:

A good interactive greeting card design is the puzzle greeting card. These are the cards with a puzzle or similar “mind exercise” on the cover. The puzzle can be an image puzzle, such as those “3d image puzzles” where you try to find the image in what seems like abstract art. It can also be something like a crossword puzzle where the greeting card message will appear as you solve it. It can be as mind bending as a game of “Sudoku” as well. Whatever the puzzle choice however, the receiver of the greeting cards will be engaged with the card and they will definitely pay attention to the message.

Pop-up greeting cards:

For kids and kids at heart, pop-up greeting cards are another good idea as interactive greeting cards. Pop-ups basically produce a whole “3D” message for the receiver as you open them. You can integrate interactive elements, such as moving hands, people and objects into the greeting card that makes them more interactive. This doubles the use of the greeting card as a toy as well. People will engage in the greeting card more and they will keep them for a longer time since it is really useful.

Musical button cards:

Another great interactive greeting card design is the musical button card. These are the cards where you push a button and music starts playing from the card. Music gives the greeting card that extra emotional effect, especially if the music has a special meaning for the receiver. People will constantly push the musical button as they read that special message from you.

Cards with Embossed or special letters:

Finally, we have cards with embossed or special letters. Though it is low on the interactivity side since people will only touch the embossed letters or designs, it still counts since people are engaged and tempted to touch the embossed parts. People like texture, so embossing your greeting card designs engages people’s sense of touch, giving another sensory level of stimulation. This kind of card will be memorable because people will “feel” the card instead of just remembering how it looks.

Those are the great ideas for interactive greeting cards. They are unique, memorable and very engaging with people. With the drive of multimedia products nowadays, greeting cards have to be interactive so that it can change for the future. So go ahead and print greeting cards that are interactive. You will not be disappointed.

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Lynne Saarte is a writer that hails from Texas. She has been in the Internet business for some years now, specializing in Internet marketing and online strategies.

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Scrap Booking and Card Making are Fun and they Spread Good Karma!

My name is Father Time and I have been writing greeting card verses for many years! I have had many card verses published, and then there were those that my publisher rejected, for whatever the reason. My editor once told me that some of my verses were too “overboard.” Anyway, here is a wonderful friendship verse that you can use!

Good for you, I say, to those who are into scrap booking and making greeting cards! This is a wonderfully therapeutic hobby, both for the hobbyist, and also for those who receive these paper creations as gifts! You make their day, and you spread good karma! Bravo!

IF any of you card making experts, ever create a handful of the same card using one of my fantastic verses, and you feel like spreading some good karma, you can mail me a gift of just one of those cards, for my own edification and satisfaction! This article contains my website information, and through my site you can send a message, and obtain a mailing address, where you can mail the card, and I thank you, in advance, if you end up doing this! You will be likely to receive a gift from me in return!

Here is another gift for you scrap booking and card making hobbyists, and I am happy to announce that I just completed and released an e-book…full of awesome card verses that I have written, as well as awesome quotes from famous people, that folks such as you, can use to put inside (and outside) your own homemade cards!

Friendship:

Cover:

We have been friends for a very long time,

And I just wanted you to know that your friendship…

Means more to me than just about…

Anything!

 

Inside:

Not too many people are fortunate enough

To have an awesome friend like you!

 

Thanks for all of your caring and thoughtful ways,

And for always being there for me!

I appreciate you as a friend, and am glad to have you as one!

In fact, you’re “one in a million!”

My fabulous website http://www.FatherTimePublishing.com is an awesome women-friendly site that has free recipes, free card verses, free quotes from famous people, and free lottery and lucky numbers that just may help you win something! While we’re at it, you can have a 15% discount with the code: SaveNow

My fabulous Online SuperStore also has tarot cards, good luck charms, amulets, love potions, gift items, books about interesting things such as; astrology, and the “meanings” of dreams! You can even get an over-the-phone tarot reading or a reading via e-mail!

There is even a huge home-study course that you can use to learn how to read tarot cards, and then you can use your new found skills to earn extra cash…but that is another article! Greeting cards…Tarot cards…my mind wanders…(sorry)

Well, here are a couple of great friendship quotes from historic people:

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for our ability to amuse them.”

-Evelyn Waugh

So, that is what I wanted to say to you today and Thank You for reading this awesome website where you found this posting! They really know their stuff around here! Please be sure to read some of the other fantastic materials here!

Best Wishes and Many Blessings,

Father Time

Father Time has been a published writer for thirty years and particularly focuses on motivational and self-help writing and speaking! He also has many years of sales experience and writes sales & marketing training and materials. His first love was poetry and card verses, and remains so.

He currently does a lot of writing for hire, especially article marketing pieces for folks who have their own websites to promote.

Father Time has a great Online SuperStore at www.FatherTimePublishing.com and he invites YOU to visit and find something that you like!

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