E Card Help

Card Help:  Tips for customizing an "In Your Face" photo ECard by MeCards

  • Use a high quality photo.
  • Enlarge the photo so that the face completely fills in the “hole” in the ecard. The face hole is intentionally freakishly large.
  • Check your text! Do not leave remnants of the default text in the ecard – ie make sure to change the “Dear Name” and “From, YOUR NAME” area in the text boxes. Review your text on the card before moving on to the next step!
  • Use Facebook to get pictures of your friends and family. Right click a photo from a friends album on Facebook and save to your computer as JPG, GIF or PNG. All of these formats can be uploaded to MeCards Ecards

    Need even MORE help? Ok, let us really break it down for you:
    Tips for adjusting your photo in your Ecard:

    1. PHOTO: Start by uploading a photo from your computer where the person is facing forward with a clear shot of the face and in good lighting. Better to use a photo of high resolution.
    2. DRAG: Once you upload a photo, click and drag it to the face cutout area of your card. Then click and drag the photo around within the card itself to get it into the general position.
    3. RESIZE: Enlarge or minimize the photo by dragging the Scale slider so that the face completely fills in the cutout area. The face cutouts are intentionally disproportionately large so that the person is more recognizable and it gives the card a more caricature like, cartoonish quality. So, make the face nice and big!>
    4. ROTATE: Rotate the face using the Rotate slider so you have the perfect angle corresponding to the cutout. Once you rotate, you may want to play with the Scale slider again.
    5. MULTIPLE PHOTOS: If there is more than one cutout in your card (ie multiple faces), start by uploading as many pictures as you need. Then drag each one to its respective cutout. To adjust each face individually, simply click on that face and then drag it around, scale and rotate.

    Tips for editing your text:
    MeCards let you personalize the card text right on the card. When you enter your own text in the textbox, the writing automatically appears above in the card itself. MAKE SURE before you move on to the next step, to check how the text looks in the card preview – not just in the text box.

    If you’d like to return to the original default text in the card, hit the Reset button under the text box.

    *Note that later you will have a chance to add another personal message if you send by email. Likewise, you can post a message with your card when sharing on Facebook.


    PRINTING Q & A:

    Can I print my ECard?
    Yes! You can print your Ecard on a variety of really great, quality products like Greeting Cards, Mugs, Aprons, Mousepads, Baseball Hats and more. You will have the option to do this once you finish making your card, and will be directed to MeCards' partner site for printing, Zazzle.com. Or, you can download any of our free ECards to your computer and print them yourself.

    Can I turn my MeCard ECard into a personalized gift?
    What a great idea! As a matter of fact, you can. You can print your MeCard design on mugs, aprons, mousepads, t-shirts and more. Once you finish making your MeCard, you will have the option to print and will be directed to our partner site, Zazzle.com where you can further customize your gift and send it to anyone across the globe.

    Can I have my MeCard turned into a real paper greeting card and delivered by snail mail?
    Once you've completed making your MeCard, click the button to "Print on Cards, Mugs & More." Select Greeting Card (or any other product you'd like to print on.) This will take you to Zazzle.com where you can further customize your greeting card

    Why Zazzle?
    MeCards chose to partner with Zazzle because of its solid reputation and wide range of great quality products and greeting cards. Their site is really easy to use and the results come out fantastic. Once you finish making your MeCard, select "Print on Cards, Mugs & More" and select the product you'd like to print on. Then you'll be directed to Zazzle, where your MeCard design will already appear on your product. You will be able to further customize some elements depending on the product you chose (but you will not be able to edit the MeCard image itself). For example, if you choose to print on a fine greeting card, you can also add text and images to the inside and back of your card. All printing related issues (including payment, refunds, customization) are handled by Zazzle on their website, not MeCards.

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