For a different kind of holiday greeting, we went with the video postcard. These are offered free at

To make our video, we plugged a Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX into our computer, clicked the record button, talked a bit, clicked stop and the video was instantly saved in our “My Videos” folder. The QuickCam sells for $40 at

Then we downloaded the Movavi video message software. We chose a holiday-themed template from among 13 choices. When we clicked “addMovavi Video Message video,” our video appeared inside a colorful postcard, ready for e-mailing.

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