Hallmark is celebrating its 100th birthday this year! That figures out to a lot of special moments celebrated in the lives of people all over the world. Their first cards were created on engraving presses. The newest ones…include sound and special effects that you can view with your web cam!
Featuring Hallmark’s beloved hoops & yoyo, Disney characters, Snoopy and many other designs, the cards are great to send for birthdays, graduation, Father’s Day or just because.
We received a variety of Web Cam Greetings to check out, and I’m afraid there is no way I can do them justice, and they are way cooler than I can possibly describe them.
The cards come to life with augmented reality. Discovering the online surprise is quite simple. The recepient visits www.hallmark.com/extra, finds their corresponding card, clicks on it , and installs the safe software. Start the software up and hold the card in front of your web cam, and a fun 3D animation magically appears!
Check out one in action:
I have a handheld web cam and had a bit of trouble getting the position correct at first in order to see the animation. So it might take a bit of trial and error to know how to hold and turn the card, but it’s well worth the smiles and laughs it produces to persevere until you find that sweet spot either with the camera or on the card.
Many of the cards also play music or sounds when opened (no web cam is needed for that feature). Hallmarks’ yoyo & hoops’ fun little songs and conversations had us busting a gut with each card we opened.
Hallmark Web Cam Greetings are available at Hallmark Stores and a line of Disney Princesses and Toy Story Web Cam cards are available at Walmart.
Hallmark would like to offer two readers their own Web Cam Greeting cards.
To enter leave your name and email in the form below. You can do this daily. I hope you’ll visit Hallmark’s website to view the current available cards as well as download a sample so you can experience the “online surprise” the cards hold, as well.
Open to US Residents ages 18+, ends June 1, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my **Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.
“I wrote this post while participating in a blog campaign by Fleishman-Hillard on behalf of Hallmark and received samples to facilitate my candid review”.