Evites and ecards are a convenient way to connect with friends (I mean, who knows anyone's street address anymore!) But the same old formulaic images and templates can get pretty boring. I was so excited to find out about Pingg, which is an evite/ecard site that brings an indie flavor.
Along with the usual holiday and occasion scenes and templates, Pingg offers "designer" images by established and emerging artists (who are also Etsy sellers), and they are a refreshing change from the usual fare.
I am crazy about this retro image by artist and Etsy seller Leigh.
Or how about this cute graphic by Ashley Mills?
Pingg users can send their ecards or evites via email, SMS, Twitter, or even post them on the web or make them printable. There's even a link to upload your card directly to your Facebook page so all your friends can know what you're up to.
I just made a card on Pingg for my soon-to-be-sister-in law, using a gorgeous image by Jess Gonacha.
Check it out!