This year instead of sending out paper cards in the mail, I created a web page with a personal message protected by a password, and e-mailed it out to friends. The password and personal message system is made possible by PHP and MySQL. Some of the graphical effects were made possible by CSS3 rotations, such as the “gift” tag.
To accompany the personal message I also recorded a mix of Trance music that is downloadable or playable with a flash plugin. The mix was made possible with Numark’s iDJ2 and the Behringer UCA222 for recording.
You can view a generic version of the Christmas card.
Or download/play the mix directly.