Amazon Spruces Up Gift Cards With Personalized JibJab Video eCards

By Megan O'Neill 

This holiday season Amazon has partnered with JibJab to make giving the gift of a gift card a little more personal.  Now, when you send an Amazon gift card to a friend you can personalize it with a JibJab video, featuring your own face or faces of the friends or family members you are gifting.

Amazon’s new Video Gift Card Starring You features a collection of over fifty customizable videos to choose from, including holiday videos, birthday videos, love videos and more and can be used to send gift cards worth up to $2,000.  Like JibJab eCards, Video Gift Cards can be posted to a friend’s Facebook wall, or delivered by email.  You can send them out immediately, or if you’re the plan-ahead type you can order and schedule gift cards to be sent out at future dates.

Max Bardon, General Manager of Amazon Gift Cards, said in a press release, “We’re excited to add Amazon Gift Cards to our growing set of digital gift products.  We think customers will love uploading a family photo to one of our entertaining holiday-themed video gift cards and enjoy the engaging gift-giving experience of the new Amazon Video Gift Cards this season.”

A JibJab spokesperson told me, via email, “As you know, our goal is to make billions of people happy and this partnership definitely brings us closer to realizing that goal!”

Click the image below to check out a demo video showing how JibJab Amazon Video Gift Cards work and let us know what you think.  Do you think you’ll be sending out any Video Gift Cards this holiday season?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video expert here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.