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Go Elf Yourself… with JibJab!


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We remember running across these guys, JibJab, through OfficeMax for the first time a few years ago, with OfficeMax’s ‘Go Elf Yourself’ campaign. It was the hottest thing back then, with everyone sending each other their own Go Elf Yourself greeting card. What made it so cool was placing your own photos into the super cool holiday animation. I think that bit of personalization, and the hysterical music and graphics was such a winning combination.

We’re pleasantly surprised to see how JibJab has progressed through the years. They have a great website with some incredibly cool designs to choose from for sending out to your family and peers, from holiday greetings to birthdays and more. Visit the JibJab website to see what they have to offer.

JibJab Holiday Cards

They have some free offerings to get your feet wet, and they have a paid subscription for just $1 a month. It’s an ultra cool service by these internet video superstars, JibJab, that lets you put your face and anyone else’s face, into a wide and wonderful range of video themes.

When you go to their website, it defaults to their holiday greetings selection since the holiday season is upon us. They have many to choose from, even one that’s totally free. The paid versions are really awesome, with a nice range to choose from. There’s Holiday eCards where you can place up to five people, ones that feature classic Christmas songs, a group of “Twisted” Christmas eCards for the more edgy people, holiday classic movies, family-friendly eCards, and there’s even Hanukkah eCards for your Jewish peeps.

Just find pictures of yourself and friends, choose the template you want to use and then you’re able to post the video to Facebook, email it to anyone you like, or you can even pay a few clams to download the video for your own archives, or to post on your own website or blog.

Go have fun and send out some funky cool Holiday greetings to your friends and family!

7 Responses to “Go Elf Yourself… with JibJab!”

  1. Elinor Gawel (Eli) Says:

    I remember them so well. Thanks! Time to go play. I have a lot more pictures now.

  2. Syl Says:

    Have fun, Elinor! And Happy Holidays!

  3. Nicole Says:

    These are hilarious, can’t wait to create my own!!

  4. Toby Neal Says:

    I remember “Go Elf Yourself!” eek, who could forget it! This kind of thing isn’t really my cup o tea, but I enjoy how creative the JibJab folks are.

  5. Tania Says:

    These are so funny! I haven’t heard of them but will definitely take a look.

    You had me at “go elf yourself”.

    I love the little bird graphic btw.

  6. chris Says:

    I remember seeing the Elf Yourself Office Max promotion and being floored. It was such a great concept. Agree that they’ve done well to improve it over the years. Love the music video one. Happy Holidays!

  7. Courtney - Maui Jungalow Says:

    Love it! Too late for this holiday season, but for next year… watch out everyone!

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