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'Tis the season: Amazon now offering customizable video gift cards from JibJab

'Tis the season: Amazon now offering customizable video gift cards from JibJab
Mark Hearn
Mark Hearn|@misterhearn|November 16, 2012 11:27 PM

Amazon announced a partnership with digital media company JibJab on Friday that will introduce free, personalized video gift cards to its customers. This new feature gives you the option to attach pictures to over 50 pre-themed videos, which includes holidays, birthdays and other special occasions. Customers can load up to $2,000 on a video gift card, which can be sent instantly or at a scheduled date and time via email or a Facebook wall post. The cards never expire and recipients can share their videos through Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or email, while keeping the gift's cash value private. So, if gift cards from the people with the smile on the box rank high on your holiday wish list, get ready to have your inbox hit with a barrage of disco grannies and snowball-throwing elf cat videos.

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Amazon Brings Holiday Cheer with Video Gift Cards

Customers can now send personalized video gift cards featuring JibJab videos for over a dozen occasions, including winter holidays, birthday, graduation, everyday fun and more

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2012-- (NASDAQ:AMZN)- Amazon.com, Inc. today announced the launch of Amazon Video Gift Cards (www.amazon.com/giftcards-video), a new gift card experience where customers can create free, personalized JibJab Starring You® videos featuring a photo of their own face or faces of their friends and family. From the cheerful "Elf Snowball Fight" to the laugh-out-loud "Roller-skating Disco Birthday," customers can personalize a video gift card for over a dozen occasions. Additionally, customers who receive Amazon Video Gift Cards can easily share their JibJab videos through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and email, while keeping their gift card details private.

"We're excited to add Amazon Video Gift Cards to our growing set of digital gift card products," said Max Bardon, General Manager, Amazon Gift Cards. "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."

Sending Amazon Video Gift Cards is fun and easy. To start, customers simply choose from the more than 50 JibJab Starring You® videos, upload a photo of their own face or the faces of their friends and family, select a gift card amount of up to $2,000, then email or post it to a friend's Facebook Wall. Customers who receive a video gift card can use it to shop for the millions of items available on Amazon at their convenience – Amazon Video Gift Cards are delivered instantly or can be scheduled for a future date and never, ever expire.

Here are some of the Amazon Video Gift Cards customers can send today at www.amazon.com/giftcards-video:

Winter Holidays

Elf Snowball Fight

Pilgrim Song

A Christmas Carol


Birthday Piñata

Rocker Birthday

Roller Disco

Everyday Fun


German Polka

I Got You Babe

'Tis the season: Amazon now offering customizable video gift cards from JibJab