I carry notecards and a felt tip quick dry pen so I can jot down notes I need to leave behind. Notes for myself are typed right into my iPhone so I can search and organize on both my iPhone and my notebook via a sync. What I’m not good at is getting to a holiday card store. It isn’t that I don’t want to, time just slips away.

A lot of people get around this shortcoming we share by using the many online electronic card Web sites. Now, those sites are getting phished so most people who get a email alerting that they have a card waiting, they never click the link to go see what you ‘sent’.

Lucky for the iPhone and Touch owner, you can now create cards right on your device and send those bits of well wishing inside of an email. The two apps I will cover here is “Postcard” and “Memento“.

The brief description:

Postcard – Use an image you have in memory on your device, snap a new photo, or use a screenshot of a Google Map. Add text, add a to email address, send and the receiving party gets a email containing the image/text side by side in a postcard image.

Memento – This application comes with 19 card ‘frames’. You can select a image from your device or take a new image to put inside of the frame. Each frame has a text box that you can change the text to match your greeting. Your creation is saved in a list to use/edit later then send inside of an email when the need arises.