When I was a little girl, I LOVED to check the mail. Of course, that’s because I would only get letters and cards and not any of the bills that fill my mailbox as an adult. Nonetheless, when I learned that we could send our students e-cards through VIPKids, I jumped on the chance.
Below, I have shared the step-by-step instructions for how to send an e-card. Please note, you must use the phone app to send these. I have not found a way to send them through the portal
Step 1: Find Your Student
Open the phone list, and go to your list of classes. If the student you are looking for isn’t on the first page, scroll down until you see “All Bookings,” and click it to expand the list and be able to search by day. Once you find a class with your student, click on it to open that specific class. Then click on your student’s name to open the student screen.
2. Enter the “Gift” Screen
At the top of the screen there is a gift box. Click on the yellow gift box to “Send a Gift.”
3. Choose “Send a Card”
From this screen, you can either request the student’s mailing address (so you can send them a “real” gift, or you can send them an e-card. To send an e-card, click the orange “Send a Card” button at the bottom of the screen.
4. Select Your Card and Customize It.
At the bottom of your screen, you can scroll through a list of available e-cards. Some are free (meaning they don’t require any tokens) while some cost 5 tokens to spend. Use your finger to scroll through the cards at the bottom to find one that you like. Once you have selected one, type in your custom message at the top, and then click “Send.” There will be a popup confirming how many (if any) tokens the card will cost and confirming that you want to send it. The student will then be automatically notified of their card!
If you have any questions about how to send cards, or when it might or might not be appropriate, feel free to ask in the comments! Otherwise, enjoy!