Free iPad App Allows Kids to Get Creative & Become Greeting Card Designers
Images in this post provide by Creatacard & American Greetings
I love writing about kids, creativity and technology. So, I couldn't wait to share my latest find with MommyBlogExpert's readers that merges all those wonderful things into one -- a new free greeting card iPad app that will bring out your kid's inner Picasso. Called Creatacard, this family friendly app that just launched recently is ideal for parents with children and teachers with young students ages 4-10 years old. It was created by American Greetings, who started bringing social expression to the American cultural landscape more than 100 years ago.
According to American Greetings, this is the first-of-its-kind app designed exclusively for iPad. It's more than just another card app (we all know there are plenty of those already). Creatacard takes card making to a whole new level for your budding artists, allowing little ones to unleash creativity and express themselves as only children can with their original artwork and photos. With the exponential rise of mobile devices and tablet ownership among families and kids during the past two years, I don't know of a better way for parents and kids to enjoy some quality time together and bond. And, just think of the possibilities for this app to be used in the classroom by teachers and young children.
The app itself -- with its many fun bells and whistles that kids can incorporate into the cards they make -- is free to download from the AppStore. The app alone provides countless hours of crafty fun for your child, so definitely try it out.
Download Creatacard from the AppStore, Free
The nice thing is that Creatacard also offers the option to print a real paper greeting card, complete with a place for the child to sign with "Made By," for just $3.49. Then, the actual card will be mailed anywhere in the world for you. But that's not all. Kids will also find delight and fun in tracking the actual card's journey from its creation through the mail until it arrives at its destination with this app's "Where's My Card" feature.
"This goundbreaking app gives kids the tools they need to start a life-long friendship with their own imaginations," says Eliza Wing, director of digital brands at American Greetings. "American Greetings prides itself on product innovation and we are thrilled to introduce Creatacard because it gives kids the unique opportunity to truly become greeting card artists."
The new Creatacard app from American Greetings Corporation for iPad (compatible with iOS 6.0 or later) is now available in the iTunes App Store. Watch for the upcoming Pick-A-Card option to be announced soon expanding what kids can do with a variety of card templates featuring beloved children's characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Thomas the Tank Engineer, Hello Kitty and more.
About American Greetings
For multiple generations Cleveland, Ohio based American Greetings Corporation has been a leader in innovative social expression products to help consumers enhance their relationships with family and friends to create happiness, laughter and love. The firm's greeting card lines are familiar brands to the public including American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibon, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus plus other paper product offerings such as DesignWare and Plus Mark. Amercian Greetings also offers one of the largest collection greeting online, including traditional printed cards available at Cardstore.com and electronic greeting cards offered through AmericanGreetings.com. Products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. More information on the company here.
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