Free Ecards Keep Family Ties and Friendship Connections Strong This Chinese New Year

123Greetings offers over 100 free Chinese New Year ecards for those who are not able to make it home to welcome the Year of the Ox.

Singapore, January 8, 2009 - 123Greetings offers over 100 free Chinese New Year ecards for those who cannot be there in person to meet and greet their family and friends. Chinese New Year produces the largest human migration on earth because people go home to welcome the New Year. With the economic recession, a lot of families have been cutting their travel budgets. For the majority of the Chinese, this is the only holiday of the year. It is a time to spend with family, visit relatives and meet old friends. This year, a lot of them will not make it home.
"Human connections are important. Just because you can't be there in person doesn't mean you'd lose that connection. That's where the power of the Internet comes in," says Arvind Kajaria, co-founder of 123Greetings. "Those connections are even more important now because of the economic turmoil. We need to build a sense of, 'we're in this together, and we will overcome this' in people we care about and love. Keeping the bonds of human connection alive is the best way to do this."

123Greetings is a platform for human expression. With over 20,000 ecards to choose, the options are getting more varied by the day. It doesn't cost anything to send ecards, it also saves time because the user does not need to post anything in the mail. This way you're not using any paper so it saves the environment as well. To choose Chinese New Year ecards, visit:

To send 123Greetings ecards you don't need to sign up or become a member. All you need are two email addresses: yours and the person you're sending the ecard to. Once you've selected an ecard, you can write a personal message, there are no character limits so write as much as you want. Your ecards will be personalized by the 123Greetings system. You can also schedule the ecard so that it arrives at a specified date. To wish your loved ones virtual red envelops at:
You can even send formal greetings to colleagues and business partners at:
If you come from a large family with a lot of relatives, you can send it to as many as 100 at a time.

"Everyone is going to need your encouragement and inspiration," says Kajaria "The human support network is going to be very important in this coming year."

About 123Greetings:

123Greetings is the world's leading online destination for human expressions reaching over 120 million unique users annually. Drawing from its tag line "Giving Life to your Expressions" the service inculcates a sense of personalization that relates to the users on an emotional level. Its offering of over 20,000 greeting cards covers a mix of 3,000 seasonal & everyday categories. Its applications & widgets for social networks & blogs allow users ubiquitous access across multiple devices and platforms.

For more information on the company, visit