If you are creating your own Christmas cards on your computer, using graphic software, or a word processor, you can email those Christmas cards. In this guide, I will show you how to email home-made Christmas cards to your friends and family. This guide will work for most email programs. If you have a program that it’s not working in, please leave me a comment at the bottom of this guide and I will try to look into it and help you.
The first step to emailing Christmas cards is saving them in the right format. If you are creating a plain card in a graphic program, or word processor, you will need to save the card as a jpeg, or gif file. If you are creating an animated file, you will need to save it as an animation file. Once you have saved your file as one of the above formats, you can continue on.
Your next step is to load the email program you use. This can be Outlook Express, Hotmail, Gmail, Thunderbird, or any other email client you use. Once the email is loaded, you can open a new message, or compose a new message. Next, you will want to fill in the fields, To, Subject, and Message Body, as you normally would.
Now you have two options. First, you can use the attach option and attach the Christmas card to your email, or second, you can insert the card into the email. Some email programs will not allow you to insert images and files in the email, but some, like Outlook Express will.
If you want to insert the card into the email, you will need to place your mouse where you want the card to be inserted. Then go to the top of your message and select the Insert menu. In this menu, you should see something like Picture, File, or something along those lines. Click the option and a box will open. In the box, you will need to browse for the Christmas card and open it. You should then see it in the email.
If you do not have the above option, or simply want to attach the Christmas card to your email, follow these steps. Find the attachment link on your email window. It may be in the Insert menu, or it may be above the message body. When you find it, you will need to click it and locate the Christmas card on your computer. Select the card and attach it. When it is attached, it will let you know it is complete.
When you are finished with the email and ready to send it, click the Send button as you normally would. Keep in mind that each email client is a bit different from the other, but most should have the attachment option.