February 14th, Well known to world as Valentines Day is celebrated largely among the teens. Couple gift each other with precious gifts, cards and some goes beyond with surprises such as spending romantic time on exotic locations, candle light dinner on beach side. This day is seen as a special day by youngsters showing how much they value their loved ones.

Women eagerly wait for this day to know what surprise they are getting on valentines day by their loved ones. Many gets proposed on this day as they feel this day as an holy day for love.

Everyone starts searching for a perfect gift from the beginning of February month. Some goes on gifting jewelry, cards, sweets, exotic tour plannings etc., trying to be more creative and innovative in expressing their love and to create a best memory in both of their lives.

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To get that surprise & excited expressions on your loved ones face, create a video egreetings out of your year long memories from last valentines day to till date with your own photos, videos and even you can record your own video message and add soothing background music, title cards from inwiter. You can also use our inwiter app to add few more visual effects to your video egreeting.

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We talk a lot about egreetings and free ecards. But what about those snazzy get togethers? Now the holidays are over and everyone is back to business, the happy hours and networking events are in full bloom, despite the bitter cold temps and wintery weather.

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I’m part of planning some of those happy hours and networking events. As I was thinking about a fun way to engage my invitees, I instantly thought about Inwiter’s video invitations. I wanted something fun, engaging, but more importantly, I wanted to remind attendees how much fun they had at the last event. So I decided to create a custom video invitation using images from the last event.

Whether you’re planning events for personal or business events, Inwiter’s free ecards and invites are the way to go. Super easy to use, you’ll be able to monitor your guest list while giving your guests a new way to learn about your event. It’s a memorable way to invite people to your next event.

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New year 2014 is around the corner. People, Governments, private companies and organisations are busy summing up their memorable moments/milestones and lessons learnt in 2013. How are you planning your year long achievements? Are you interested in sharing your story with your family & friends?

Sharing your accomplishments writing may take time and get your audience bored. It is bit hard to make them visualize from your words. To avoid such, there is one free alternative which makes your story interesting and lively. Collect your memorable photos and videos, add some soothing music to it, create a video greeting and send/share with your friends and family members.

It’s easy and can be done in 4 simple steps.

Step 1: Add your video greeting title, a small description and when you would like to send the greeting.

Step 2: Upload your memorable pic’s, or upload/record a video. You can also import your photo’s from facebook, flicker, instagram accounts. Add background music to make it more interesting.

Step 3: Import contacts of your family & friends instantly from Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook or from .csv file.

Step 4: Add New Year background theme to delight your guests.

Take a moment and preview your video greeting to make sure your story is complete, if any changes you can edit it right from there, once everything is done, hit send.

You can either use our website or our iOS app “Inwiter” which is available in App store for free.

Checkout below video I have created and shared with my friends & family using the iOS app.

 

 

 

Looking forward to have a wonderful year ahead. Wish you a Happy New Year.

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Words just carry your message, while a video carry your message along with emotions. Many wondering why video greetings? What’s so special in it? Here it is.

Check out this wonderful video ecard from Apple Inc below. Apple released this video last week, in which a young kid records the beautiful Christmas moments with his family and creates a video greeting and shares it with the entire family. At the end leaving happy tears in everyone eyes. That’s the power of a video ecards or video greetings, reaching your family & friends emotionally.

Green Reason

There is another green and convincing reason to move on to new technology and use video ecards instead of paper cards. Every year, around 300,000 trees will be cut down to produce around 1 billion cards. Each year around 7 billion greeting cards are being bought for various occasions  Video ecards are  emotionally touching,  earth friendly and easy to send. Try out video greetings and delight your family & friends.

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From years, we’ve been sending printed greeting cards to our family and friends on Christmas wishing and blessing them. The days of sending just words are over. If you really want to make a great impression, video gives the greatest impact and entertainment.

Send video greetings, ecards to your family and friends by recording your own video message with Christmas greetings, giving a live touch up to your greetings. You can also add pictures of your old moments together with a nice background music to make it more lively.

We are in the business of making special moments, even more special by giving tools to create imaginative, artistic and personalized video greetings, Christmas ecards for various occasions. We simplified it more with our iOS app giving you a tool to create & send an ecard on the go.

Checkout our iOS app promo video below to discover what more you can do with our video greetings app.

 

It’s easy to create super-fun video greetings with our app in just 2 minutes. It’s as easy as sending a text. Also it’s free, Eco-Friendly and fun to share.

Now available in iOS app store..!

Merry Christmas 🙂

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Merry Christmas!! 3 weeks from now is a year long awaited Christmas eve. You can see all the streets and shops of every city filled with Christmas essence. Kids are much excited to the Santa Clause stories and are eagerly waiting to receive their Christmas presents.

People get to finish their work early and reaches home to plan Christmas celebrations. There is no one in the world who would simply pass Christmas without decorating their house with lights and Christmas tree. In addition to this, Christmas shopping takes most of the time away from planning it well. Regardless to all these above, selecting and posting greeting cards to friends & family consumes most of the shopping time.

No problemo! We have a hassle-free solution to ease your shopping experience. Interesting, fun way and very economic way of sending digital greeting cards to your family & friends. Try sending our video greetings, where you can personalize your card by using your own pictures and you can upload or record your own video, giving a personal touch to your wishes for free.

Doing so you will not only save on the cards, but also you contribute your part in saving mother nature. Do you know how many paper cards were sent on all occasions every year? FYI please take a look at the below infograph.

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With such huge purchase, can you imagine how many trees were cut down to produce such high number of cards?

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Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day has been a custom since 1863 and celebrated annually. The first thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 by the pilgrims(Plymouth settlers) after their first harvest in the new world as a token of thanks to god for his blessings. During the time of Abraham Lincoln as United States President, announced a national day of Thanksgiving to be celebrated on last Thursday of November month every year.

If there is one day in a year, where friends and family get together for a special meal, it is Thanksgiving. It’s a day filled with emotions implied in everyone’s life. Certain foods are traditionally served in this special meal. Of which, roasted turkey is a featured item in any thanksgiving meal. Mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet corn, pumpkin pie are also served in Thanksgiving meal.

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Apart from Thanksgiving meals, this day goes on with parades in some cities and towns. Christmas shopping season starts with these celebrations. American football is also an important part of Thanksgiving celebrations.

This is the one festival, where family members and friends from different parts of the world unite to celebrate with joy and happiness. The one festival can’t be missed by anyone. Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel day of the year, and few may not make it to their destinations on time.

Organize this Thanksgiving meal well and make it interesting by sending video invitations to the guests. You can use the previous years pictures or a simple video explaining the guests of what you are planning on. Once the Thanksgiving Day is complete, you can send a Video Thank You note to the guest list along with the videos/ pictures taken by you.

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The festival “Diwali” also called “Deepavali” in rural India which means “Row of Lamps” is a Hindu festival which starts on Dhanteras, which usually falls after eighteen days after Dussehra festival. According to Gregorian calendar, Diwali festival is observed between mid-October and mid-November.

This festival originated in Treta Yuga(era), after the victorious battle by lord Rama over the demon Ravana , returned to his kingdom Ayodhya with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana. To mark the return of their king lord Rama, people of Ayodhya lit their city with millions of earthen lamps. Since then, this day is celebrated as Deepavali or Diwali in India.

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Diwali is one of the most important festivals of Hindu’s and is celebrated by wearing new clothes, sharing sweets with friends and family members and also by performing traditional activities such as lighting small clay lamps filled with oil to denote the victory of good over evil. These clay lamps are lighted during the night to welcome goddess Lakshmi into their homes. Also firecrackers are burst in homes which believed to drive away evil spirits.

Recently on October 30th, the first-ever Diwali festival was celebrated at the US Congress amidst chanting of Vedic mantras by a Hindu priest. This occasion was also used to highlight the significance of Indian-US relationship.

Below is a video from the white House, our beloved current president of United States, Mr. Barack Obama spoke few words about the importance of Diwali and conveys Diwali wishes to everyone.

Especially, kids love to enjoy this festival to the fullest by bursting firecrackers. To make this Diwali more memorable, there are few Do’s and Don’ts you need to consider the most.

Do’s:

1. Make sure your light fireworks outside the house to avoid fire accidents inside home.
2. Give safety and first aid instructions to your kids before you let them to play.
3. Let your kids to play in your eye sight and keep an eye on them to keep them out of trouble.
4. Remove all the flammable materials in your surroundings before you start lighting firecrackers.
5. Strictly wear well-fitted clothes. Wearing loose flowing clothes have high chances of catching fire.
6. Keep fire extinguishers and a bucket of water in your surroundings as a safety measure.
7. Light a fire cracker and quickly move away.
8. In case of failed fire crackers, do not rush immediately to light it again. Wait for 2 minutes or leave it for later.
9. Keep infants inside a closed room away from sound and smoke.
10. Make a note of emergency numbers to call in case of any emergency.

Don’ts:

1. Do not try or allow your kids to light fire crackers holding in hands.
2. Do not point fire crackers like rockets towards houses.
3. Do not light more than one fire cracker at a time.
4. Do not bend over the crackers after lighting them to check if they have been ignited.
5. Do not wear nylon or synthetic cloths while lighting fire crackers. Cotton clothes are the best ones to prefer.
6. Do not light fire crackers in the middle of the road.
7. Do not keep candles or clay lamps near your firework stuff.
8. Do not carry fire crackers in your pocket.
9. Do not handover any high potential fire crackers to kids.
10. Do not let your kids to eat while playing fire crackers.

So my dear masses, keeping safety in mind enjoy yourself with your family and friends making this Diwali celebrations a safe and injury free.

Share the joy of celebrating this Diwali by sending video greetings with wishes and blessings to your near and dear ones. May this Diwali bring you loads and loads of happiness.

We wish you and your family a Happy & safe Diwali – Team Inwiter.

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Dussehra also known as Vijayadashami is one of the most important Hindu festivals celebrated in various forms across India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The name Dussehra origins from Sanskrit literature Dasha-hara which means removal of ten denoting lord Rama’s victory over the ten-headed demon king Ravana. This day also notices the triumph of Goddess Durga Devi over the demon Mahishasur, the king of asuras.

The word Vijayadashami is also originated from Sanskrit literature “vijaya-dashmi” which means the victory on Dashmi (the tenth lunar day of the Hindu calendar). This festival is celebrated on the tenth day of the month Ashwin according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar which matches to September or October of the Gregorian calendar. The first nine days were celebrated as Maha Navratri (nine nights) or Sharada Navratri(the most important Navratri) and the tenth day as Dussehra.

In India, this is the beginning of the harvest season. Harvesting new crops begins with rituals and religious performances which are believed to regenerate the soil. People of Hindu religion have social gatherings and offers food to the gods at home and in temples throughout India.

Story of Dussehra:

This began in Treta Yuga(era), Lord Rama also called Shri Ram, the seventh avatar of lord Vishnu, who was exiled by his father Dasharatha for fourteen years on demand of kaikeyi (one of the three wife’s of king Dasharatha) who wished to pass the throne to her son Bharata (brother of lord Rama). Obeying his father’s orders, lord Rama with his wife Sita and his devoted brother Lakshmana left the kingdom.

One day on their exile journey, Sita has been abducted by the demon Ravana who came in disguise and tricked Sita to cross the rekha( line drawn by lakshmana for the safety of Sita in their absence) and took her to his kingdom of lanka, which is now known as Srilanka. Lord Rama and Lakshmana began a quest to get back Sita from the demon Ravana. Lord Rama, lakshmana and their loyal follower Hanuman and an army of monkeys fought a great battle to rescue Sita by killing the great demon Ravana.

This day marked as a very special importance in the history of Hindu religion, the day evil forces got defeated by the good. People celebrate this festival with joy and happiness. The celebration begins with the prayer to Shami/Jammi tree. This also marks a very important day in their history.

In way back to Dvapara Yuga another era after Treta yuga, there lived King Pandavas (five acknowledged sons of Pandu and Kunti) lost to Kauravas in a game of dice, had to spent twelve years of Vanawas (exile to the forest), followed by a year of Agnyatawas. During this final year, Pandavas hid their weapons in a hole on a Shami/Jammi tree to hide their identity. Since that day, Shami trees and weapons have been worshiped and the exchange of Shami leaves on Vijayadashami has been a symbol of good will and victory.

In the evening after the prayer to the tree, the younger ones places the Jammi leaves in the hands of elders and takes their blessings. After that, all together go to the nearest social gatherings to watch the show where the Ravana’s idol is destroyed by fire.

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Send video greetings to your near and dear ones wishing them a happy and prosperous Dussehra. Capture your festival moments with your family members and make a memorable video greeting and share among your dear ones.

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Autumn having arrived, one thing to speak about is fascinating fall weddings celebrated in Asian countries. A wedding in Asian countries especially in countries like India, has worldwide attention.  Whenever people hear about these Indian weddings, it leaves quite an impression. The celebrations are planned from months before the wedding date, joined by many friends and relatives of both bride and groom families to bless the couple.

The guest list ranges from no less than 500 and goes to above 2000 depending on the family’s financial and social status. The bride and groom family’s sit together to plan the wedding, starting from wedding place to the last ritual of traditionally handing over the bride to groom and his family and post wedding reception. Every bride and groom has a wish of celebrating their wedding in a unique way as no other celebrated in their families.

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The bride and groom families will be taking care of the wedding date, guest list, transportation, budgeting, catering etc., while the bride and groom select the wedding planner, decoration themes and wedding cards. Some go with scroll wedding cards, some with photo wedding cards, custom made wedding cards etc. Even after planning all these accordingly, there will be small glitches like guests missing the invitations, guests receiving invitations late due to the delay by messenger resulting in failure to plan the travel to attend the wedding.

This wedding celebration takes a most memorable place in the hearts of bride and groom families. Of all, bride and groom’s life-time event. They have this wish of celebrating in such a way as every guest gives the jaw dropping expression after seeing the wedding celebrations. So they are picky in choosing wedding planner, place, wedding jewelry, clothes, decoration themes, and especially wedding cards which gives the essence of their wedding to the guest right after taking a first look at it.

Brides and grooms now have a perfect opportunity that matches their desire to be unique with wedding video invitations to guests, giving the exact essence of your wedding with your own voice and video cards. It’s easy to create, innovative, Eco-friendly, less time to organize the guest list with RSVP, customizable with your personal video message and its fun.

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