E-cards are ideal for those you regularly contact by email or online, whether they are friends or business clients. This environmentally friendly option can also be kinder on the wallet. We show you how to create your own using ecards.co.uk.

E-cards are ideal for those you regularly contact by email or online, whether they are friends or business clients. This environmentally friendly option can also be kinder on the wallet. We show you how to create your own using ecards.co.uk.

Step 1. Head to ecards.co.uk and select the Digital e-cards option. Choose the occasion that spurred you to send a card from the menu on the left. Browse through the available designs and select one you’d like to personalise. From here you can preview the card or get started with personalising it.

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Step 2. Our chosen template allows us to drop friends’ faces into the design. Click ‘Personalise & Send’, then ‘Get Started’ to browse to a photo. Click Upload and the image will appear with a cutout area preselected. Expand this selection to include hair and ears, then resize and rotate the image to fit the template.

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Step 3. Don’t worry if you can’t get the face to perfectly fit the template. Once you’ve clicked Next, you can click-and-drag the predefined points to adjust the cutout. Click Preview and, if you’re happy, press Next. Enter a few details, then hit Done. Click ‘Create a new head’ and repeat the process to add another face.

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E-cards are ideal for those you regularly contact by email or online, whether they are friends or business clients. This environmentally friendly option can also be kinder on the wallet. We show you how to create your own using ecards.co.uk.

Step 4. Once you’ve finished creating your ‘heads’, you can simply drag-and-drop them into the template. If you don’t like the way one head looks in a particular position, drag a replacement image over the top. Ecards also offers celebrity heads - click the Celebrity Heads tab and choose from Beyoncé, James Bond and more.

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Step 5. Preview your e-card and, when you’re happy, click Send. Enter your name, email address and country, followed by your recipient’s email address. Add more recipients by choosing ‘Add another recipient’. Choose the date you’d like your e-card to be sent out, then press Send.

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Step 6. You can also log into your Ecards account via Facebook and share your creations with friends on popular social-networking sites. To do so, simply click Share and select the site you’d like to share the e-card with. Your permission will be requested to post the e-card to your profile.

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