Happy Hanukkah: Welcome the Festival of Lights with a Festive App

Posted by Bonnie Eisenman on November 17th, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Hanukkah is almost here! In less than two weeks, the Festival of Lights will commence...but have you thought about Hanukkah cards yet?

Inevitably, buying (or making) a dozen or more holiday cards feels superfluous and even a little silly. Should you really be spending this much money on cards? And what if you're giving a digital gift, like a gift certificate—is a physical card necessary? E-cards are cool, but let's admit it; most websites make mailing digital cards a hassle.

Happy Hanukkah is yet another app attempting to bridge this dilema. It's almost an e-card app, in that you're sending a pretty picture instead of a few lines of text, but the image is embedded and thus requires no clicking through to an outside site.

The app contains over 70 different cards to choose from, featuring dreidels, menorahs, hanukkiahs, and (naturally) the words, "Happy Hanukkah!" From the Happy Hanukkah app, you can pick which image to use, and then drop into into an email. Then, you can add a bit of personalized text above the embedded image if you want to before sending the virtual card on its way.

Simple? Certainly, but that's the aim of Happy Hanukkah anyway.

The below video showcases some of the different images included in the app. If it appeals to you, check it out on the App Store for $0.99. Now if only it could buy presents for you, too...