New eCard – Birthday Kazoo Guy

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Looking for that perfect way to give a rousing happy birthday song to the birthday boy/girl? Look no further than Birthday Kazoo Guy! This festive take on a classic song features a beautiful arrangement of kazoo and beatbox, courtesy of Mr. Tim! After all, what’s more soothing than a quartet of kazoo? This card is so ridiculous, it’s guaranteed to cause some smiles.

Want more kazoo? The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it’ll be soon time to kazoo to the tune of Jingle Bells and rock out!

New Thanksgiving eCards!

Thanksgiving will soon be here, and we have two new eCards to kick off the season — Cook A Turkey and Biker Thanksgiving!

We’ve all had that first-time-cooking-a-turkey moment. Hopefully yours went better than it did in our new eCard, Cook A Turkey! Send this card starring the chef of your Thanksgiving dinner to show them what not to do.
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Remember that the most important part of Thanksgiving is being around friends and family, so make sure to spend it with those people at your favorite spot — even if that’s the roughest bar in town. You might even learn a surprising new fact about someone at the table! Check out this biker’s secret in Biker Thanksgiving.
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And it wouldn’t be a week at JibJab without a new birthday card! Birthday Joker is for the real joker in your life — the one willing to do anything for a laugh.
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JibJab staff wears dresses for Halloween, in support of Sierra Leone education!

This Halloween, the JibJab staff are dressed in…Australian school dresses! Why, you ask? We’re participating in Do It In A Dress, an initiative that aims to provide girls in Sierra Leone with an education. Funds donated to the Do It In A Dress campaign go towards scholarships, improved classrooms and sanitation, and business training.

Some staffers are even giving extra incentives for donations, including custom artwork and riding 20 miles on a bike in full Australian school dress. Together, we raised over $3,000, helping 11 girls in Sierra Leone have the chance to wear their very own school dress and receive an education!

Not only is it a great cause, but we look good, too. Check out our class photo below!

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Don’t forget that we have a ton of scare-tastic Starring You videos to celebrate Halloween day, like I Will Survive, Monster Rap, and Monster Mash!

New eCard – Celebrating You!

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In our latest eCard, Celebrating You, remind that birthday boy/girl that it’s their special day and they deserve to be celebrated! Here are some additional ways that you can shower them with celebration:

Load their house with balloons

Have a bubble party

Make them the star of their own fancy parade float

And don’t forget to send them Celebrating You, to kick off the celebration!

New eCard – Exploding Cake

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Pass along our newest eCard, Exploding Cake, to wish someone special a bomb birthday. But could one card really blow up their inbox? Send them a few of our most explosive eCards, so you can bombard your birthday boy or girl with birthday wishes!

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New eCard – Temple of Cake

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Temple of Cake, our latest eCard, reminds us that life’s a great adventure that keeps on rolling. If you’re looking for a way to add some adventure into your birthday, look no further!

1) Eat something you’ve never tried before.

2) Take a road trip with no destination in mind.

3) Paint a picture with a little help from a furry friend.

4) Start simple. Send Temple of Cake as a reminder that everyday’s an adventure!

No birthdays coming up? We’ve got plenty of spooktacular Halloween eCards newly released, including I Will Survive, Halloween Sign Spinner, and Too Much Candy!

Happy Halloween!

The spookiest time of the year is upon us, which means it’s time to grab your buckets of candy, start work on the scariest costume imaginable, and prepare for an epic night of debauchery.

JibJab is celebrating with not one, not two, but three brand new eCards, including a hair-raising rendition of “I Will Survive” in which you can cast five friends! Dance along to the undead’s song as a gruesome gang of frightful creatures — including a vampire, mummy, witch, werewolf, and Frankenstein. Which will you be?

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The Halloween fun doesn’t stop there! Fresh from the tomb, our sign spinner is back from the dead. Cast yourself or a friend as a mummy, and use fancy sign spinning skills to point your fellow mummies to the Halloween party.

Or, embrace everyone’s favorite part of Halloween — copious amounts of candy! If you want to indulge your sweet tooth without the calories, “Too Much Candy” is the perfect card for you.

This Halloween season, you don’t need to be a witch to cast a spell! Simply cast your friends in our Halloween eCards for a terrifyingly good time!

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Arrg! It be International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Shiver me timbers and batten down the hatches, mateys! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which means it’s time to grab your hearties, swab the poop deck, and set sail for treasure!

No celebration of International Talk Like a Pirate Day would be complete without sending your landlubbers our best pirate-themed eCards. Turn yourself into a scurvy seadog and flaunt your pirate pride, or send your buccaneer to Davy Jones’ Locker by making ‘em walk the plank!

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Party Your ARRR’s OffWalk the Plank!

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New eCard – Birthday Blast

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When it’s your special day, you’re supposed to have blast, right? In Birthday Blast, we learn that the literal interpretation may not always be so fun. Instead of getting a plateful of exploded cake, here are some ways you can have a blast of a birthday.

1) Take a class and let your mind explode with knowledge

2) Set off fireworks

3) Turn it up to 11, and blast some hot beats

Or, save your ear drums/mind and take the safer route. Send the birthday boy or girl a virtual cake explosion with Birthday Blast, and remind them to make their birthday a blast!

New eCard – Purrfect Birthday

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Let’s be honest. The Internet would be far less enjoyable without cats. But what if you could bring the fuzzy creatures out of the screen and into your lap? You can get a little closer to realizing this dream with our latest Starring You eCard, Purrfect Birthday! We spoke to the creator of this purrfect card, Megan, about the Internet and cats.

1) Where did the idea for this card come from?
I like the internet – the internet has a lot of cats – WHAT IF WE COULD DOWNLOAD THE CATS!? And hey presto!

2) What would be your perfect birthday?
A surprise visit from all my friends back home in Australia! Plus a surprise giant vegan birthday cake made into the shape of a giant vegan whale! My birthday is coming up, so fingers crossed.

3) What would you do with a bunch of digital cats?
I would email them to my friends who needed cheering up.

4) In today’s day of extreme hoarders, do you think we need to worry about people hoarding digital cats?
It really does seem to be the way we are headed. Could be a great new reality show?

That’s a reality show I could get behind! Remember to make birthdays purrfect by sending Purrfect Birthday!

New eCard – Center of Attention

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In our newest eCard, Center of Attention, we learn that you deserve to be the center of attention if it’s your special day, without having to resort to demeaning methods. If someone does happen to steal your spotlight, never fear! We’ve provided a few other ways to become the center of attention.

1) Start a cool science experiment

2) Start screaming

3) Start your own dance party

4) If those fail, take a page from the cat’s handbook.

See? No need to whore yourself out to get the attention you deserve. Tell your birthday girl that she’s the Center of Attention!

Laughter is contagious!

The only thing better than creating a JibJab eCard is sending it, knowing that the recipient will soon be in fits of laughter and wearing a huge smile. Join us as we witness that magical moment when these people realize they’re the star of the show.

We dare you — try NOT to smile at these! ;)

JibJab reactions don’t just come from adults — children love seeing themselves as the star! Next up is this 3 year-old cutie, laughing along to Sled Race, featuring her, her mother, and her father.

Finally, enjoy little Ella, whose mood instantly improves when she sees herself in the video.

What’s the best reaction you’ve ever had from a JibJab eCard? Let us know, or send us a link to your video!

Want to help make billions of people happy? Check out our Careers page!

New eCard – Bicycle Birthday

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In our newest eCard, Bicycle Birthday, encourage your birthday boy or girl to keep rollin’, no matter how they do it. We’d like to wish a happy birthday to these celebrities who have kept it rollin’ throughout the years.

Yvette Nicole Brown, 42 today, rolled right outta Cleveland and into television, starring in shows like Drake & Josh and most recently Community.


French President Francois Hollande has kept himself, his country, and the Tour de France rollin’ for many a year. Joyeux anniversaire!

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Deimos, one of Mars’ moons, was discovered today in 1877 by Asaph Hall, and has kept rolling (well, orbiting technically) around Mars ever since. I feel like there’s a song about this…

Know a birthday boy or girl who’s kept it rollin’? Send them the Bicycle Birthday eCard!

What’s it like to work at JibJab?

joshuaJibJab has been providing smiles for 14 years, and while our mission to make billions of people happy hasn’t changed, the company has grown and evolved over time.

Josh just recently celebrated his 5th anniversary with JibJab and has witnessed this evolution first-hand. In these past 5 years, he’s been a coding machine, touching nearly everything that has been produced. We asked him about his experience and his favorite memories.

1) How have things changed since you joined the staff? What’s stayed the same, if anything?

We definitely have more people working on more products now, compared to when I joined in July of 2008.

I think we’ve managed our growth well. We’ve stayed nimble, and improved our ability to move quickly in areas of interest. We worked as one team when we only had one product, and that was the way to go at the time. We’ve since split off into several smaller teams to accommodate our growth. This lets us continue to move quickly and do all these things that we want to do. At the same time, we still coordinate our efforts between different teams, since we have lots of shared technology and common areas of interest that cut across product lines.

2013_01_11_edited2) What’s been your favorite memory?
It’s probably that time in late 2008 when we were all extremely worried about our servers’ ability to handle holiday traffic. My manager sat me down to describe a project to me. Now, it was a project that should have normally taken a month; I was given a week. It’s one of those crazy things with remote servers talking to each other, making images, spitting out all kinds of error conditions, handling said error conditions, and so on. Anyway, I gave it my best shot, even working on it late into the night to the point where I started having dreams about it.

When it came time to release it, everyone was surprised that it actually worked the first time through.

But as with many things that you write in one-fourth the time, it kept us going for a few years, but I was glad to finally get rid of it when the time came. I guess this is my favorite story because it reflects the lengths we were willing to go to at the time, but also reminds me not to be too attached to my code, especially since we’ll find better ways to do things. It also reassures me that we actually do find the time to clean up and things don’t just get left lying around. “We’ll fix it later” is actually something we end up doing, and I’m incredibly proud of that.

3) What are you looking forward to for the future?

I’m looking forward to shipping more products and seeing some of our investments in technical infrastructure start to pay off. A lot of new people have joined in the time I’ve been here, and we’ve only seen the beginning of what they’re capable of. So I’m really excited about that.

The free laundry service ain’t half bad, either.

And we agree! Interested in working with Josh and the rest of the JibJab team, and get your laundry done for free? Check out our Careers page for our current openings!

New eCard – Yoga Birthday

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Think you’ve heard it all when it comes to yoga? In our newest Starring You eCard, Yoga Birthday, we highlight some of the lesser known yoga poses.

Feathered peacock:
This stress-reducing pose, or stress-inducing depending on your flexibility, is designed to strengthen your shoulders and improve your balance. Practice this pose enough, and you’ll be ready to spread your beautiful feathers to find that perfect mate.

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Old faithful:
Take your yoga up a notch, and twist those arms into a Twizzler. As you unwind, the sweat (and pounds) are certain to erupt off your body, as sure as Old Faithful is predictable!

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The number five:
Anyone can make the number “1″ — it takes real mind-over-matter to flex into the number 5. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, center your chakras, and balance on your kneecaps to capture this pose.

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Doing just a few of these simple (and not doctor recommended) poses twice a day can lead to a more flexible you!

Or, there’s always the easier route. Put the birthday boy or girl in our new Starring You Yoga Birthday eCard. After they see the workout they’ve done, an extra slice of cake will be justified!

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