CardFunk should remind everyone of Elf Yourself as it practically uses the same concept for its eCards. A user visiting the page can create an eCard for Christmas. The final product will have up to five dancing characters, music and a personal message.
The basic steps are similar to Elf Yourself. You start by picking the number of characters that should appear on the eCard. You can pick between one to five. Dragging and dropping the three available character models is the next step. Available are one female and two male models.
The real customization begins in step three. You need to upload pictures of faces that are placed on the characters heads. The software makes it really easy to adjust the face so that it fits nicely on the models.
When all photos have been uploaded and adjusted it is time to set a background and pick a music for the eCard. The last step enables you to add a personal short message to the eCard.
You do not have to enter your real credentials if you do not want. The name however is shown beneath the message when viewing the eCard. Options are to embed the card on a website, to send it to someone per email or to send the link directly.
Update: The website in past years has added additional scenarios and options. When you look at the available Christmas options, you get the following cards that you can pick from:
The set up is identical for all cards. You begin by selecting the number of characters that you want to appear on your card. Once you have done that you can select from the available character models and place them on the screen. This is done by dragging and dropping them on the preview area. Once done, upload profile photos from your computer to the site and place them on the heads of the character models.
CardFunk is currently not listing any cards that you can create. An alternative is Jibjab which has a large selection of electronic cards that you can create easily. The site has a couple of card sections like holiday cards, gangnam style or birthdays that you can use as templates to create your own cards.
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