Have you ever sent electronic cards – also known as ecards – to brighten somebody’s day? They are available for every holiday, purpose, celebration, or statement you can think of. They are extremely convenient, many sites offer them for free, and you can save even more money because there isn’t any postage involved. If you’re one of those people who has a hard time keeping track of upcoming dates, then these are also very good options for you because they allow you to send them whenever you think of them, and choose the delivery date so that they’ll always arrive on time.
The one trick to being able to use e-cards right is to make sure that you know the correct email address for the recipient. You can go through your records to see what contact information you have for the person you want to send the card to, but if you haven’t used that address in a while, then you might not know whether or not it’s still good.
You can always call the person up, or ask them in person, but that might ruin the surprise of sending the card. You’ll indicate to them that you’ll be sending them something via email so the surprise will be lessened. However, there are some really great techniques that you can use to check on the email address you have for that person and see if it is still registered as being valid and active.
Your first step should be to head to a free email search website online. These are quite common, though some are better than others. The absolutely free sites are generally relatively vague and their directories aren’t huge. You might find that you’ll have a great deal more luck by going with a premium site that has a small membership fee, allowing you to make as many investigations as you want. This is similar to a free site, only they have much larger databases and their information is more up to date. They are virtually free, and you only have to pay the fee once per membership period.