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E-cards are a fun way of staying in touch with friends, co-workers and family. 123 Greetings, the online authority in free e-greetings, offers a free associates program which allows you to add an e-greeting card site to your existing website.

It is designed for webmasters who would like to have a greeting card site of their own without having to write the programs to create one. After you register, they will send you one line of HTML code to insert on your website and you’re all set to go.

Having an ecard site can give your website more traffic that will help you generate extra income. You will have total control over it all and in fact, the average user will see it as a complete ecard program managed by you.  You can personalize the site by using your own images, midifiles, quotations and background.

You can see detailed statistics of your page usage including your daily card creation, daily visitors to your ecard site, your rank in the 123 Greetings system and lots more. They will also email you the log files.

Here are the 4 easy steps to setup your own E-greeting card website:

  1. Create an account by visiting the 123 Greetings Associates website.
  2. Insert the HTML tag into your website.
  3. Customize your e-mail text.
  4. Customize your card page.

With your free 123 Greetings site you can:

  • Offer your visitors more than 20,000 online greeting cards
  • Customize your greeting cards site with your own logo, background colors and text
  • Add your own images, midi files and quotations
  • Earn revenue through your e-card site
  • View your detailed statistics online to track your site’s performance

Here is an example of a landing page you might create. This page would be linked to your 123 Greetings card site. You can create any type of page on your existing site you like to match your existing design and then just link to your 123 Greeting card main page.

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123 Greetings Sample Landing Page

A visitor would pick greeting cards from many categories. Here is an example of some of the cards in the Birthday category.

123 Greetings Card Categories Samples

Greeting cards can either be flash or static. Here is an example of a Flash greeting card. It has a button so the recipient can turn the music on and off. This is a non-working sample.

123 Greetings Flash card

The visitor to your 123 Greetings website would fill out this form to send the card. This is a non-working sample form.

123 Greeting form

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Do you run an e-card site like this? If so, what are your experiences with it?

  1. Paul Foraker
    April 25, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Looks like they no longer offer the e-card service. The only free widget is a count-down timer.

  2. Guido
    January 31, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    I get bombarded with 123Greetings "affiliate" emails and cannot stop them. Using unsubscribe actually makes it worse. Do you really think people actually buy anything from these sites? If they do, they're idiots. It's a tired, invasive, unimaginative and lazy way to make money. Do something honest instead of harassing people.

    Advertising is numbing and dumbing the public. There are even ads ON THE FLOOR of my local big-box home store! You can't even shoe-gaze any more. STOP!

  3. Diana
    December 28, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Oh, you said make money with a free e-greeting card site? I think that's a typo, what you meant was: make money by handing over all of your friends and family's email addresses to spammers.

  4. Mike
    December 27, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    123greetings has been around for ages, I remember using their services a couple of years ago. The nice thing about using them is you'll be working with a site that is stable and has been around for some time.

  5. Ajay
    December 27, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    I've been using their associates program to offer ads for the past few years now.

    However, it isn't much of a benefit, because at the end of the day you aren't really offering much original.

    My associates offering is still active, but well, I'm planning on reusing my domain isentthis.com for something new.

  6. Michael
    December 26, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    I'm not sure about online greeting card websites. I think that the concept of online greeting cards is great for the environment but there are less free ones than there used to be and I'm still bombarded with spam/virus emails telling me I have received a greeting card. So many people simply treat greeting cards as spam.

  7. codyp
    December 26, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    This is kind of cool, but also I feel for some reason it would be an invasion of the site. Just doesn't feel right to me. But if your a band or something this might be a cool promo.

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