Husband Gives Wife a Birthday eCard

husband gifts birthday ecard for wife to celebrate

John Kearney from Kansas City recently created a birthday eCard using Kudoboard as a surprise for his wife Beth on her birthday.  John added a few photos to the board and then invited family and friends to contribute.

The board received 40+ contributions -  more than John expected - and he attributes that to the quick and easy process to make a contribution.  “I found Kudoboard to be very user friendly,” said John.  “In fact, several people who contributed to the board said the same thing. I was able to figure out all of the features within minutes without following any instructions.”

Here are some memorable quotes that friends and family said on the board:

"Happy 32nd birthday, Bubbles! I am blessed to have such a loving, compassionate, intelligent, and beautiful wife! I look forward to many more years of birthday celebrations!"

"We couldn't have wished for a prettier, more intelligent, and kinder daughter in law on our family tree! We all love you so very much! Thank you for the joy that you bring ! Have a wonderful 32nd birthday!"

"Happy birthday Beth!! I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for being a great friend for so many years. I wish we lived closer! Hope you enjoy your day and hope to see you soon! xoxo Keeley"

There are plenty more, including a lot of pictures and memories that celebrate Beth on her special day.

Check out Beth’s board HERE, and then make a surprise Kudoboard for someone in your life!

How To Create A Birthday eCard

Whether you are creating an eCard for a family member, or friend, virtual cards are a great way to say "happy birthday!". Paper cards are also thoughtful, but they can be a little boring and not very customized (plus you have to spend forever in the aisle choosing the "perfect" card). Virtual cards are easy to make, affordable, and customizable!

To start creating a birthday eCard for the special person in your life, go to Kudoboard (or another favorite eCard site) and click "create a kudoboard". Enter in all the information, there is even an option to have contributors add to a gift card. Next, start creating your card! Virtual cards can be customized down to the background, so choose something that the birthday person will love and go from there. Add your own post to celebrate their birthday (using any type of media you want).

If you want to add contributors, just share the card with a link through email, text, or social media. If you are using Kudoboard, you can also share it with a QR code. Contributors can add to the card using any type of media they want.

Finally, schedule the delivery of the card and wait for the birthday person to receive it! The recipient will feel so loved and appreciated on their special day.

How To Show Love During The Holidays

Love picture for holiday eCard
Holiday season is here.  At Kudoboard, we like to think that our site promotes gratitude by allowing you to show the people in your life that you appreciate them. In addition to creating someone a Kudoboard, here are a few other ideas for how you can spread the love this holiday season!

9 Ways To Show Love During The Holidays

1) Leave a very generous tip at the next restaurant you go to. No one can deny that being a waiter/waitress is tough job. Let your server know you appreciate him or her by giving a couple extra dollars.

2) Buy an extra meal for a homeless person. When the cold months come around, being homeless becomes even more taxing. Make a homeless person’s day a bit easier by offering a free hot meal.

3) Pay for the toll of the car behind you. Paying highway tolls are a pain, no matter how you look at them. Many of us end up scrambling to gather enough change; save a stranger the trouble and make them smile.

4) Tape a dollar to the vending machine. No one is ever really that happy to be buying food from a vending machine. It’s usually a last resort when we can’t buy real food and our stomachs are churning. However, you can make this a slightly more enjoyable experience by paying for the next person’s snack.

5) Drop off some nice clothes at Goodwill. While donating any sort of clothing is valuable and generous deed, next time try giving some nicer clothes that you don’t wear anymore—rather than that old shirt you bought at a yardsale.

6) Pay for the next person’s coffee in the drive through. When it comes time to buy coffee, many of us are grumpy and focused on caffeinating ourselves as quickly as possible. Speed up the next person’s caffeination by paying for their drink.

7) Make a last minute dinner for you and your friends. After a long day at work, school, etc., the prospect of cooking can be entirely unappealing. Surprise your friends with a homecooked meal so they don’t have to eat LeanCuisine again.

8) Mentor someone. If you’re really good at something, share your knowledge. The best gift is one that keeps on giving, right?

9) Bake cookies for your office/workplace. Sometimes a little sugar is all it takes to perk up those colleagues who always seem to be complaining. Plus, bringing goodies gives you an excuse to binge on sweets.

Saying Goodbye With Group E-Card

Students Say Goodbye With Group E-Card

Phillip Han began his MBA at Harvard Business School in Fall 2015; however, he recently decided to leave school early to pursue his startup dreams.  Vicky Au, one of Phillip’s classmates, created Phillip a Kudoboard from her entire HBS Section to let Phillip know how much he would be missed.  60+ classmates responded with notes, pictures, and memories for Phillip’s board, and Vicky printed a copy to deliver in person.  View the Kudoboard HERE.

Good luck to Phillip on his upcoming startup adventure – from all of us here at Kudoboard!

Why Create A Goodbye Group E-Card

Do you have someone special in your life that is celebrating something special? E-cards are the perfect way to let your friends, family members, and co-workers know how much they are valued. Whether you are celebrating work milestones, birthdays, anniversaries, or saying goodbye, group e-cards make it easy to say congratulations!

Here are three reasons why a group e-card is fun to celebrate someone special.

Group E-Cards Are Easy

Creating a digital group card for someone is easy and quick! It may take some planning to get everyone's emails and have them be ready to contribute, but once that is done, all you need to do is go to kudoboard  and click "create a kudoboard." The prompts are easy to follow, and you can add whatever media you want to the e-card. If you are saying goodbye to someone that will be missed, be sure to add special memories through text, videos, and photos!

E-Cards Last Forever

Paper cards are great, but they don't always last forever. E-cards are a great way to preserve special memories. They also take up zero physical space! This is also great for large groups, instead of sending a lot of physical cards, everyone can contribute to a single e-card for easy viewing!

Friends and Family Can Contribute From All Over

Finally, the best reason to use an e-card? The ability to have friends and family contribute from anywhere in the world. This also makes it convenient for large groups to contribute, even at the same time.

Cost Effective

Many e-card sites have free options for users, which is much cheaper than buying physical cards. Physical cards can cost between 99cents and 6 dollars depending on where you buy them and how fancy you're getting. Depending on how many you're buying, and if you need stamps, cards can get pretty pricey. E-cards save everyone money by eliminating the cost of paper cards and stamps.

It’s a thoughtful and heartfelt way to show someone how much they’re cared about and appreciated! Learn more

Holiday eCards: A New Spin on an Old Tradition

family celebrates holidays with group holiday ecard

When the holiday season comes around and the days get shorter, many of us can barely find the time or energy to get to the gym, let alone compile a family card and have it printed and mailed. Even when we do get around to making a card or newsletter, at least one family member always seems to be too busy to participate. Looks like the annual family card won’t be annual for much longer… And to think, you were so excited for this opportunity to shamelessly brag about your kids!

Not so fast. When organizing the family for a card seems impossible, check out Kudoboard.  Using Kudoboard to create a unique holiday eCard allows everyone to contribute to your holiday card whenever is most convenient to them. Simply invite your family to contribute to the online group ecard, and let them share life updates on their own time. After all, who doesn’t love to gloat a little about themselves, especially when Kudoboard makes it this easy.

Once everyone’s finished uploading his or her contributions, all you need to do is email the card link to your friends and relatives. Yup, that’s right—you’re saving paper and time.

How To Create A Unique Holiday eCard

Creating a group holiday eCard is easy with Kudoboard. Before we get started into how to make one, here are two tips that will make the process easier.

  1. Start Early. Yes, eCards are convenient, but if you have a large family contributing to the card, you'll have to give them time to add to it. Have a delivery date specified so everyone knows when it needs to be done.
  2. Gather everyone's emails. You won't need people's addresses or stamps, but the eCard does have to go somewhere. Make sure you have all the recipients' emails before you start to avoid frustration later!

Now, let's get into how to create the card. To get started with Kudoboard, go to their site and click "create a kudoboard." From there, follow the prompts and edit your card as you see fit. Next, start creating your card! Add a picture and a blurb about what you did over the year. To add contributors, click "add contributors" at the top of the board. Enter in your family's information or share a direct link. Now, family members can add pictures or videos summing up their year. To send the card, click "schedule delivery" and enter in everyone's emails and set a delivery date. Next, hit send and relish in relief that you don't have to lick any envelopes or buy stamps.

That's it! Creating a unique holiday eCard is easier than ever. Thanks for letting Kudoboard help with your eCard needs.

Treat Yo’self: 8 Ways to Relax

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We at Kudoboard recognize that showing appreciation for others is a whole lot easier when you are feeling appreciated yourself. That can be tough in December, a very stressful time for many of us as we confront the pressure to spend lots of money, entertain family, and pretend we like those Christmas carols. Before your anxiety and stress cause you to crash, try the following eight activities. Treat yo'self so you can treat others.

  1. Take a warm bath. Don’t forget the bubbles and candles—you’ve got to do it right. Read a book if that's your thing, watch your favorite show (guilty pleasure shows are great too, this is your time!), practice some meditation, whatever gets you relaxed.
  2. Get some fresh air. Go for a walk. Nothing clears the mind like the great outdoors, and your body will appreciate the endorphins.
  3. Indulge in your favorite dessert(s). It’s okay to eat that whole pint of Ben & Jerry’s. It’s for therapeutic purposes, right?
  4. Buy that handbag or gadget you’ve been wanting. Sometimes a little retail therapy is all you need to bring up your mood and make you feel special. Don't feel guilty about it, especially if you never buy anything for yourself.
  5. Practice mindful meditation. AHMMMMMMMMMM. Breathe in, breath out. Pair it with some gentle yoga or stretching, and you'll be feeling relaxed in no time.
  6. Binge on your favorite Netflix show. Don’t feel guilty. A whole season of House of Cards? Yeah, what about it…Remember, once in a while it's okay to binge and not feel bad about it!
  7. Meet up for drinks or dinner with friends. Chat with your pals and throw back a couple martinis/beers while you’re at it. If you're not into drinking, meet for dinner or appetizers. Just get together with friends that will lift you up and make you laugh.
  8. Have your house cleaned. Nothing is better than sitting in a clean house and relaxing. Well, the only thing that would be better is if you didn't have to clean it! If your budget allows, hire a cleaner and relax in a clean house (even if it's just once a quarter). You won't regret it!

These tips may seem trivial, but don’t underestimate the power of the little things. Remember, you can't pour from an empty cup, so find the time and money (if necessary) to treat yo'self and take a break. We all deserve a little me time and everyone will benefit.

Birthday eCard For Family Member Living Abroad

family wishes family member happy birthday with group ecard

Adrienne and Andrew Greenwalt recently moved from the US to France. Being thousands of miles away from their families, Adrienne needed an easy way to get everyone to contribute to a card for Andrew’s birthday. Kudoboard provided the solution: a free and easy way to send Andrew an unforgettable birthday eCard. See it HERE!

Adrienne wanted something that was, in her words, “much more personal than a Facebook wallpost.” Kudoboard allowed Adrienne and the family to “contribute in a personal way, where they otherwise probably wouldn’t have done anything beyond the generic Facebook message.”

Adrienne recognized that “these days we rarely send actual letters or birthday cards in the mail.” Adrienne used Kudoboard as a birthday eCard because she wanted the ‘actual card’ feel, without the hassle. When Andrew received his Kudoboard, “he was surprised and so pleased to hear from so many close family and friends!”

Here are some quotes from the board:

"Andrew - happy birthday! Hope you've found many opportunities to show the folks in France what a real French (Quarter) second line looks like. Come visit soon in NOLA! -Aaron"

"It's been such a joy to watch you grow into the man you are today. We are so proud of you and love you very much. Enjoy your day and celebrate with your beautiful family! We love you. Mom and Dad"

"Happy Birthday Andrew!! We had so much fun seeing you all a couple weeks ago, so glad the five of you are having such a great time in France. We were also seriously impressed with your minivan maneuvering skills in the tiny streets of Toulouse! All the best for an awesome birthday celebration!!!!"

It is clear that the group eCard was a hit!

From all of us at Kudoboard, thanks for sharing your eCard with us!

How To Create A Group Birthday eCard

Are you wondering how to create an awesome birthday e-card for someone in your family? An eCard is a perfect way to celebrate a family member's birthday, especially if they are living abroad. Here are some great tips on how to make an e-card that your family member will love.

To ensure your virtual birthday card will get to the recipient on time make sure you start early! Virtual cards are convenient, but that doesn't mean they happen overnight. If you are having family members contribute, get everyone involved a few weeks before the person's birthday. Starting early also means thinking about who you want to contribute.

A birthday Kudoboard is easy to start by clicking “Create Kudoboard” here. You can name the card, choose a background, and set your font choices.

Some of the fun with virtual birthday cards is the ability to add media easily. Simply add photos, gifs, videos, and text to make the card special and individualized. Remember, virtual cards allow you to be creative and have fun! Think of the recipient and add inside jokes, fun memories, and memorable birthday wishes.

Kudoboards are now Printable

Are you looking for a printable group card? Great news!  We are thrilled to announce that you can now download your Kudoboards to view and print offline. Here are a few highlights of the feature:

High Quality Image - Kudoboard’s low-resolution backgrounds are replaced with high-resolution counterparts and the entire board is delivered as a single JPG image perfect for offline viewing and printing.

Print Wherever, Whenever - Take the image file to a nearby print shop to get the poster printed immediately, or check out one of the various online poster-printing options we recommend.

Unlocked Forever, for Everyone - Once you unlock the image for downloading, it remains unlocked and available to all contributors and the recipient forever.  Whether new posts are added, the background template changes, whatever – everyone can download and print the most recent version of the board at no additional cost.

The printable download of the Kudoboard is a premium feature and will be priced at $10/board; however, we are offering a promotional rate of $4.99/board through December 8th!  If you know of a Kudoboard you plan to deliver in several months, you can even start it now and unlock the printable feature immediately to take advantage of this special rate.

Go to and start your board today!

Friends Send Group eCard to Thank Organizer of Tulane Dance Marathon

dance team shows appreciation with a group e-card

Students at Tulane University participated in a Dance Marathon last month in order to raise money for the  Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The fundraiser was a huge success with hundreds of participants and tens of thousands of dollars raised.  After it was over, several participants created a Kudoboard in order to thank Carrie Wixom for organizing the successful event (see the Kudoboard HERE).

Sam Patel, the originator of the Kudoboard, said that she decided to use it because she “wanted to find a way to thank Carrie for all her hard work.” Sam knew that Kudoboard would be “more meaningful than a simple Facebook post and give Carrie lots of nice messages all in one place.”

How to Use E-Cards to Say Thanks

Group e-cards are a fun way to mix up how you show appreciation. Are you wondering about other ways you can use a group e-cards to say thanks? Below are 3 more group e-cards thank you ideas.

  1. Teacher Appreciation. Maybe a member of the PTA could go into a classroom and have students add posts to a group e-card for their teacher (this could also be started by a student). Students could add videos, pictures, gifs, and more to show their appreciation for their favorite educator.
  2. Bosses. Group e-cards, like kudoboard, are great for businesses. E-cards allow employees to share their appreciation as a team in a simple way for their favorite boss. Check out this post to learn more about celebrating bosses.
  3. Co-workers. Do you have a colleague that has been awesome lately, or maybe one who is on the cuff of a transfer or retirement? Say thanks with a group e-card from fellow employees and leaders to show appreciation.

Saying thank you and showing gratitude is important in life for many reasons. Showing appreciation not only helps others feel recognized and loved but showing gratitude has also been proven to increase well-being and satisfaction. To understand why showing others appreciation matters (especially in the workplace), check out this Harvard Business Review article. So why not help yourself and others by utilizing group e-cards to show appreciation for the people around you?

Why is Kudoboard a great way to say thank you? It’s a thoughtful and heartfelt way to show appreciation! Learn more