Category — eCards
One of my members wrote looking for a Birthday eCard for her Rabbi. I am ashamed to say, with almost 5,000 Judaic Themed eCards, it never occurred to me to create special eCards for Rabbis. They ARE there now!
Birthday eCards For Your Rabbi
Only at Say It With eCards ( http://www.SayItWithEcards.com ) could you put in an order for an eCard at almost 12 midnight! I will admit this is a rare occurrence, but I do try to help when I can!
NOTE: You will notice the eCards are designed in a variety of colors. I do this in case there is a preference in color by the sender or recipient — as well if the recipient is male or female.
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April 27, 2009 No Comments
I am working on becoming proficient in Article Marketing, thus I will be sharing many of my thoughts, knowledge, helpful eCard Sending Tips, etc. — here at the Say It With eCards Blog.
My goal is to be able to share Jewish Holiday related information as well as why eCards have become even more important and useful in our current economic climate.
I will be sharing why FREE eCards, Judaic or otherwise may not always be the best idea — depending on what your motives, intentions and your purpose is in sending your eCards. As the saying goes: “YOU Get ONE Chance to Make a First Impression!”
By the way… I would love to hear from you with suggestions on what you would like to know about! Please COMMENT BELOW!
Sending Mazel and Naches to You and Yours — Along With Much Love and MANY Hugs,
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March 29, 2009 No Comments
Subhead: How Say It With eCards Judaic Greetings Began
Writen by: Roz Fruchtman, The Greeting Card Maven
Welcome… Thank you for sharing my passion and a very intimate part of my life.
It’s a miracle you are reading this. It’s a bigger miracle that I am writing it…
It all started more than 10 years ago when I needed a “web version” of my resume. Who knew from HTML, the language or code, used to display webpages in browsers. Like many — in those days — I started to learn HTML by creating Holiday Pages.
My first two web pages were for Christmas and Valentine’s Day – G-d forgive me. Brought up in the tradition of “Jewish Guilt” I felt I should do something for my own, so I started with “Passover in CyberSpace.” This simple action shaped my career.
Not coming from a graphics background, I began to search the web for a Judaic image to use for my Passover page’s left border background. After two weeks I came to the realization there was little, if anything available. There were images for most religions, perhaps half-a-dozen Judaic. It was the first time I felt in the minority as a Jew.
Finding the perfect image for my project, I had no idea what to do with it, not having a graphics background. The only graphics I had ever used came from a box. Another thing, I was now learning about was “copyright and copyright infringement,” thus presenting another challenge. I needed permission to use the image. An Internet friend created my background for me and when I asked her how she did it, she invited me to attend online-weekly meetings with the Paint Shop Pro User’s Group. Paint Shop Pro was the program of choice on the web in those days.
Here I met people who graciously took me under their wings and taught me enough about graphics to become dangerous. As time passed I began to enjoy what I was doing and actually created usable images, AND… I “did not” have to ask permission to use them!
Like most starting out, I began to create images that I offered free on the web. I was amazed that people actually liked and asked to use them. A Synagogue even used my images in their monthly newsletter. For sure, I was flattered. Coming from a background of little, if any encouragement or praise, I was inspired to go on – I was actually having fun!
As with the lack of Judaic images, I discovered there was a lack of Judaic Themed eCards. It felt like the ultimate insult, and it became my mission in life to change things. I dreamed of opening a Judaic eCards website to provide the Jewish Community and those having a need for Judaic Themed eCards a place to go. Graphics Schmaphics Exclusive was to make its debut Rosh Hashanah 2001.
However, one week before Rosh Hashanah, on September 11, 2001 my dream went down with the Towers of the World Trade Center. As a New Yorker and being trapped in Manhattan that fateful day, I was completely shattered and bewildered. Who could think of eCards or promotion when our entire world was literally falling apart!
911 was a turning point for me as I discovered I design by emotion, a gift I cherish daily. I was deeply touched by those searching for loved ones, I wanted to reach out and make it all better. Of course I could not do that. I could not go to what is now known as Ground Zero, I could not dig in the rubble, but what I was sure of was, “people would want to communicate and reach out across the country and the world.” What I could do was design eCards as their vehicle of communication. I was told this was “trivial” by a fiend, which made me feel like two cents. However, in the following days, I was to learn from a TV Psychologist: “Creative people demonstrate their deep emotions via their artistic ability.” My fate was sealed… My mission in life is to make people feel cared for, remembered, supported and loved — in good times and bad – via my art. What started out as a makeshift eCard site is now Say It With eCards Judaic Greetings, offering more than 4,000 Judaic Themed eCards.
As an aside: It has always been my goal and mission to share life’s lessons and events, how we see or may not see things and how we can stay connected and make a difference while supporting each other as “people helping people.” The Internet has caused some of us — me included — to lose sight of the people behind the products, software and services we enjoy on the web.
Another one of my passions and a public service is to help spread the word about health awareness issues using my eCards. With this said:
UPCOMING HOLIDAYS — FEBRUARY is “Everything Heart Month”
National Heart Month / American Heart Month
February is known as both National Heart Month and American Heart Month. This month is set aside to bring attention to the deadliness of heart disease and its preventions. While it is stressed more in women at this time, let’s not forget the men in our lives as they are important too!
February 6, 2009 is “National Wear Red Day!
“This day originated in 2002 by “The Heart Truth,” national awareness campaign for women. It started out with the Red Dress as its symbol. Today, anything red goes – thus, opening the door to men, women and children helping to bring awareness to Heart Disease as the #1 Killer of women.
February 14, 2009 is Valentine’s Day…
or what I like to call “Love in February” or “Valentines Day Judaic Style” to make it a little more Yiddish. While Valentines Day is still the day for lovers, it is also a day to reach out to friends, family and those we care about to show appreciation and gratitude for having them in our lives.
Tu B’Shvat is February 9, 2009
Last, but not least, Tu B’Shvat is February 9, 2009 – This holiday is known as Rosh Hashanah of the Trees, New Year of the Trees or Birthday of the Trees. Coming in late January or February, Tu B’Shvat is the time when the trees “start to awaken” from their winter rest and begin budding.
And now I would like to invite you to visit http://www.SayItWithEcards.com to gain instant access to some of our complimentary Health Awareness eCards for National Wear Red Day and National Heart Month. Click the appropriate link under Upcoming Holidays and Events in the “right column.”
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions you may contact me at: mailto:Roz@SayItWithEcards.com
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Shabbat Shalom & Warm Regards,
January 16, 2009 1 Comment
Subhead: Learn to Make the Miracle of Hanukkah “Your Hanukkah Opportunity”
Note: While this is geared to your clients and business associates, it can relate to just about anyone and everyone.
I just received a special Holiday eCard from AllState Insurance.
Although I know that this is done automatically and electronically, the effect was not lost on me. AllState’s eCard was truly unexpected. However, it made me feel special and remembered!
This is the second eCard I received from AllState. The first was earlier this year when they sent me a “birthday eCard!” Now… I am wondering what kind of card they are going to send me next month for my 65th birthday. 🙂 But honestly, IF they send another birthday eCard “it will” be unexpected and the effect will be one of glee! It’s a special time and “everyone wants to feel remembered!”
My point… EVERYONE has the need to feel special. EVERYONE wants to be remembered. EVERYONE wants to feel worthy! eCards do that “in-the-moment!” The feelings an eCard can create is “priceless!”
It’s Hanukkah… It’s NOT too late!
This said: It is NOT too late to send your Hanukkah eCards. Hanukkah lasts for Eight (8) Days. Today is Day Three (3) of Hanukkah! You have Five (5) Days left to send your Hanukkah eCards. You cannot send snail mail cards and expect to have them arrive on time!
Be Different: Make someone feel special today! You “will” stand out because most of your competition will “not” think to do this!
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May the Lights of Hanukkah Warm Your Heart and Your Home,
December 23, 2008 No Comments