Gamification has become the rage of the 21st Century. Not without good reason have the makers of 'everything educational' cottoned on to the fact that making a game of communication keeps people engaged. The idea of creating your own email cards has the effect of prolonging the thoughtfulness of giving a card or a gift. It turns the card into a game that the whole family can play.
How to Make a Digital Jigsaw Card
Jigzone.com offers a free facility through which you can turn your own artworks into email jigsaw cards. Communicate with family and friends as you challenge them to a jigsaw duel
Turn your precious moments into engaging jigsaws
Jigzone.com is a site from which you can
- turn your precious moments into engaging jigsaws
- frequently change the style and cut of the jigsaw
- challenge others to timed duels
- create your own gallery/ies
- send jigsaw email cards
This means that your whole family (or class) can have a gallery of their own. This makes for a great way to stay in contact, share photos and engage in fun activities all from the same well organised site.
To get started
- Register on Jigzone.com
- Go down to the left hand corner and enter your own space for making jigsaws.
3. From this space you can upload your images.
Follow the instructions about size and shape.
For best quality, re-size your photos to be 400 x 300 x 20KB before uploading them. More information...
4. Now you are free to play with the style and cut of your jigsaw.
5. You will see that you can sign up for as many jigzone buddies as you like (the whole family)
Through this mechanism you can challenge others to duels and send the card off in an email.
You will also be offered other options such as embedding your jigsaw on your blog. (Global Citizens Art)
Making Original Gifts For the Family is Thoughtful and Easy To Do
Zazzle provides one way - but - do a local web search and you will find local businesses that will do the work for you too
Now that you have the idea, why not start making personal gifts as a way of communicating with your family?
For example, if you decide to give someone a personally designed Jigsaw for their birthday, why not also upload the image and use the card to communicate with everyone else in the family as a timed challenge?
The possibilities are endless. Read this article about Zentangle for one suggestion about how to create artwork especially for jigsaws and other gifts.