Sending Voice Recording Cards

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I just wanted to share a fun birthday/Christmas card idea I just had. I was thinking about how you can send musical cards and remembered that some stores have cards like that where you can record a certain amount (maybe 90 seconds?) of voice recording message. I though that would be super cool to send, as your child could hear your voice. If your child speaks Spanish, you could ask someone to translate a short message for you to speak (I bet almost everyone knows someone who speaks Spanish now-a-days). For other countries, copy what you say into your letter so that it gets translated. I was wondering if you could even send one without a recording for them to record their voice and send it to you. Any thoughts?
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Emma

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Casey

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I love this idea!
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Kari Rose Nino

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I think this is a great idea but I don't think they'd allow it since it's not entirely made of paper. The 'mechanical and electronic' parts wouldn't pass the 'flat paper' test at Compassion's office in Colorado before it left the US. They won't allow metal in spirals so I don't know. I'm interested to see if they'd  allow it though. Great idea!
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Hi everyone! We actually can send voice recording and musical cards. :) What a fun idea, Emma! Thank you for sharing! 
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Kari Rose Nino

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HECK YES!!! I'm psyched to send our kiddos one now!
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Casey

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Have you been able to find and recordable cards? I went to our Hallmark here and they said they do no sell them anymore.
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Emma

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oh no! I remember seeing them at a Hallmark a while ago. Check everywhere you can buy cards: grocery store, target, maybe a bookstore (or Christian bookstore). I wasn't going to send one until December (my child's birthday is in March), so I haven't looked anywhere. I will be hunting now.
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Richard Belflower

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Here are some great options.  New advancements allow you to create a video recording.  Susan, can you check to see if the video options here are within the parameters of Compassion's standards

http://www.soundexpressiongreetings.com/index.html

http://www.soundexpressiongreetings.com/musical-greetings/recordable-greeting-cards.html

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Emily

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Hi Richard! The greeting cards on both of these websites seem to be up to par with our guidelines (not to mention, awesome). I loved the video tutorial that was provided on the second website. You can clearly see that it's made of card paper and the website gives the dimensions of the card. The card on the second website even allows interchangeable photos! Thanks for sharing these fun options! :)

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