Top holiday greetings apps
The Red Stamp Cards app.
Apple's own Cards app offers a quick and easy way to send printed greeting cards, customised with your own photos, anywhere in the world. Like other Apple products, the cards have a premium price tag, costing $4.99 each. Delivery takes nine to 16 business days.
This app lets you design, write and send printed postcards directly from your smartphone. There are 71 frames that you can pair with your photos, and messages can be up to 300 words. Postcards are sent via snail mail worldwide ($US1.99 ($1.90) each, nine to 12 days for delivery) or email (free).
This app enables you to create and send printed postcards to any postal address in the world, using the photos on your phone or on Facebook. The border options are limited, but you can select the typeface for your 200-word message. Sending them costs $US1.69 each.
One of the best things about Touchnote Cards is that the company has an Australian presence, so cards take only between one and four days to arrive at Australian addresses after you send them. Cards are also cheaper, at $1.49 each, and you can pick from a variety of beautiful designs to create postcards and greeting cards.
Red Stamp Cards
This app isn't limited to greeting cards and postcards - you can also create professional-looking invitations, stationery, announcements and calendars from an impressive database of more than 600 designs. Cards can be saved as images or sent via email, text message or social media free, or you can have them printed and posted locally for $2.29 each, with a delivery time of two to three weeks.