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This tutorial will learn how to send an eCard on Gmail. Using the method explained in this article, you will create eCards for various occasions such as birthdays, Christmas, and many others. To create eCards on Gmail, we will use a free Chrome Extension named Free Gmail eCards by cloudHQ. This Chrome Extension offers 500+ templates that you can use to effortlessly create eCards and share them with your peers and loved ones.
On the Internet, electronic ways of meeting and greeting aren’t uncommon. Replacing our greeting cards for special occasions are the eCards, which are starting to be the interest of families, young and the old. Before we move ahead and see how to send an eCard on Gmail, did you know that
Quenching the interest of these folks, several websites provide ways to create e-cards, but the process is sometimes lengthy and cumbersome. It needs you to register/ signup, activate your account and then make your eCards.
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How to Send an ECard on Gmail
Using this extension on the browser, the Google user, who has signed in, can select the template, add the recipient(s) to the greeting, and mail it to them via Gmail. It is good to know and witness that it would add no watermark to the eCard you choose and design in this way.
This gets interesting. Now let’s go through how to send an eCard on Gmail using this extension and leverage all the above features.
Step 1: Sign in on Google Chrome using your Gmail account information.
Step 2: Install the ‘Free Gmail cards by CloudHQ’ extension by clicking the link to the extension here.
Step 3: Now, open your Gmail inbox and click the Compose button to write a new email.
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Step 4: On the New Message dialog, you will see a ‘Browse eCards’ icon beside the’ Send’ button. You may also note that this icon has started appearing in the top right corner of your Gmail window.
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Step 5: Click this button to open an array of eCard templates and a search option. You may either manually go through the category of templates (grouped based on events /occasions) or enter a search term to lookup for an eCard as per your need, e.g.: ‘Mother’s Day.’
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Step 6: Under each eCard template, you will see an option that says, ‘Use eCard’ and another option to mark the eCard as ‘Starred.’ ‘Starred’ eCards become quickly available in the Browse eCards feature whenever you compose an eCard email message. The recently used eCards get displayed along with Starred ones too.
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Step 7: Select an eCard template of your choice, and you notice that it gets added to the body of the email message
Step 8: You can use the already available text or edit it with your personalized message.
Step 9: Once you have made the desired text changes, add the recipients to which you want to send this card, and click on the ‘Send’ button to dispatch your personalized eCard over Gmail.
Here’s how the eCard will appear to your sender (depends upon the template you choose).
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Additional features of Free Gmail cards by CloudHQ
- Templates suit every occasion, from birthdays to anniversaries, holidays to every seasonal wish, wishing success to getting well soon cards, etc.
- Pre-added texts that are available by default according to the occasion
- Editing of the text is possible to convert them to personalized eCards carrying the message of your choice
- Backgrounds of the eCard can be still images or animated according to the template’s provisions
This tutorial will learn how to send an eCard on Gmail using a free Chrome Extension. The best part is that it offers more than 500 templates for occasions such as birthdays, festivals, and many more. So, you don’t have to use any other websites to send eCards to your peers, friends, and family members.
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