‘Tis the Season to Send Your Video Greetings!

Dec 13th 2010 at 6:11 PM

We are fully immersed in the holiday season here at mailVU, so what better time to remind everyone that our free video email service is a perfect way to send out your holiday wishes to far-flung loved ones. Forget about boring mass-marketed greeting cards that sort of convey what you feel. Take the time you would spend wandering the aisles of a crowded store picking out those cards, and send a personalized, private video mail to those you can’t be with this season.

Think about it. How much more will your family appreciate seeing your face and hearing your voice wishing them a happy holiday? Doesn’t the thought make you feel all warm inside? Great. Now take those warm and fuzzies, go to your web camera-enabled computer, get comfortable and send video emails free to anyone, anywhere in the world – and you won’t have to fight anyone for a parking space! Think of the trees you’ll help save too!

Using video email this season also gives you a chance to show off your creativity. Google Voice is letting users send free, personalized phone calls from Santa – an adorable idea, but wouldn’t you be the hero to the little ones in your family if you get Santa to send them a video email?

Or, instead of gathering the kids in matching Rudolph sweaters to snap that picture no one really wants to take (and even fewer people want to receive), have them put on some plastic reindeer antlers and email a video to those aunts, uncles, and grandparents they might not see this year. They’ll have far more fun giggling their way through that than having to stand still and behave for a picture, and the relatives will love it.

For those who are use mailVU for their organization’s video mail needs, you can do what our friends at River Pointe Church in Texas are doing. They are using mailVU’s free widget on their Christmas at River Pointe web site. There, members can tell their inspiring Christmas stories of love, faith, and remembrance.

With video by mail, the possibilities are infinite this year. For people who can’t make it home (and perhaps those who will make it home, but still might want to email a video to surprise the family) a free video email allows you a chance to ‘be there’ in person, not just in spirit.

And seeing your face will be worth more to your friends and family than any store-bought greetings.

Happy holidays and happy video emailing!

– Kamilla Gary Wyatt

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