Greeting cards with an edge - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

Greeting cards with an edge

Posted: Updated:
MYFOXNY.COM -

"At the heart of every great family is a mother whose words speak a language of love": that's a pretty nice greeting, but some say polite, traditional greeting cards are becoming obsolete. They say they're getting snarkier and wittier and more mobile.

With the holidays approaching people are looking for unique, quick ways to tell their friends and loved ones how they feel.

How about this one? "This probably isn't going to happen considering your family, but we hope you have a wonderful, joyous holiday season." that zinger is from uncooked, a quippy greeting and e-card company that packs an unapologetic punch.

Uncooked's creators -- husband and wife Nat and Armand Prisco -- say they're just putting things you would normally say to your loved ones on a card. That is, if you have really dysfunctional relationships.

"We always get people telling us this is what I say to my girlfriend all the time, or I always tell my boyfriend this, so I feel like our cards are kind of speaking the same language that a lot of people talk to each other in daily conversation," Nat says.

Want another unique way to say "I love you" in a snap? Now there's an app for that. Take a photo, customize your card, and for around $2.50 your loved one will get a paper postcard delivered to their front door with your mug on it.

"We want to be in the memory business and for us we're really excited about that sweet spot between sort of that mobile and physical so today we've got a great product like postcards where you can take an amazing image and send it to someone and you're not tethered to a computer," said Josh Brooks, the CEO and founder of Postcards on the Run.

No matter which way you choose to say "I love you," hopefully there will be no hurt feelings.

  • Your MoneyMore>>

  • Getting married? You may want your prenup to protect your 'digital privacy'

    Getting married? You may want your prenup to protect your 'digital privacy'

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:11:48 GMT
    Realty TV star Kim Kardashian probably wished she did have one before she walked down the aisle with Kris Humphries. We might never have known about Tiger Woods' cheating ways if he had one. And figure skater Johnny Weir is insisting on one as part of his post-nuptial agreement. What is it? A digital privacy clause. New York City divorce lawyer Bettina Hindin says once you push "send" someone can find it.
    Realty TV star Kim Kardashian probably wished she did have one before she walked down the aisle with Kris Humphries. We might never have known about Tiger Woods' cheating ways if he had one. And figure skater Johnny Weir is insisting on one as part of his post-nuptial agreement. What is it? A digital privacy clause. New York City divorce lawyer Bettina Hindin says once you push "send" someone can find it.
  • Grocery-store etiquette

    Grocery-store etiquette

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:24:07 GMT
    Whether barricading shopping aisles with abandoned carts, massaging every piece of fruit in the building, or blankly staring at a shelf of items so no one else can pick one, grocery store pests can turn a quick trip to restock your fridge into a nightmare.
    Whether barricading shopping aisles with abandoned carts, massaging every piece of fruit in the building, or blankly staring at a shelf of items so no one else can pick one, grocery store pests can turn a quick trip to restock your fridge into a nightmare. In the hope of gently educating those unclear on grocery-shopping etiquette, we asked you to help us put together a list of what not to do.
  • Expert: credit cards are not fully secure

    Expert: credit cards are not fully secure

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:49:51 GMT
    Another week and another credit card hacking at a major retailer. This time it was Michael's craft store. Consumers are uneasy because current credit card technology is antiquated. "The fact is you cannot protect your credit cards, you can't every time you give it out it is vulnerable to fraud," says Robert Siciliano, McAfee identity theft expert.
    Another week and another credit card hacking at a major retailer. This time it was Michael's craft store. Consumers are uneasy because current credit card technology is antiquated. "The fact is you cannot protect your credit cards, you can't every time you give it out it is vulnerable to fraud," says Robert Siciliano, McAfee identity theft expert.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices