Greetings to all!

Well, it is November and the holiday season will quickly be upon all of us. The world of cyberspace can provide some excellent resources to use at this important time of the year. Get online, open up that browser, and let`s see what is out there.

Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS

Well, it is November and the holiday season will quickly be upon all of us. The world of cyberspace can provide some excellent resources to use at this important time of the year. Get online, open up that browser, and let`s see what is out there.

Greeting cards: Have you ever received an e-mail greeting card from someone? They are fun to send and receive, and come in many different categories. Most are free and are very easy to send. Visit the following sites and see what they have to offer. Special note: These are especially good for those last second, "I forgot to buy a card" situations:

Regards.com:

www.regards.com

Hallmark:

www.shoebox.com/funny/funny.asp

Message Mates:

www.messagemates.com/town/store_index.html

Blue Mountain:

www.bluemountain.com

Virtual Insults:

www.virtualinsults.com

Yahoo Cards:

greetings.yahoo.com

Activegrams:

www.activegrams.com

Xoom:

greetings.xoom.com/xigo

Spark Cards:

www.thespark.com/cards

Justso:

www.just-so.com

Egreetings:

www.egreetings.com

123 Greetings:

www.123greetings.com

Card4You:

www.card4u.com

Unique gifts: Flowers and stuffed animals can be fun gifts to send out to friends, patients, and loved ones. Here are a few Web sites with just these things to offer:

Vermont Teddy Bears:

www.vermontteddybear.com

Big Stuffed Animals:

www.big-stuffedanimals.com

123 Flowers:

www.123greetings.com/flowers

Virtual Flowers:

www.virtualflowers.com

1-800 Flowers:

www.1800flowers.com

Card4You Flowers:

www.card4u.com/flowers

Shopping sites: Retail sites on the Internet are endless. I will attempt to give you a sampling of what is out there that may be of use to you:

123gifts.com:

www.123-gifts.com

Buy.com:

www.buy.com

Igadget:

www.igadget.com

Bestbookbuys:

www.bestbookbuys.com

Amazon:

www.amazon.com

Productopia:

www.productopia.com

Wholesale Advantage:

www.wholesaleadvantage.com

Comparison shopping sites:

Gomez:

www.gomez.com

Dealtime:

www.dealtime.com

Bottomdollar:

www.bottomdollar.com

Compare.Net:

www.compare.net

Esmarts:

www.esmarts.com

My Simon:

www.mysimon.com

Pricescan:

www.pricescan.com

Be careful out there on these sites ... overuse can cause serious damage to your net worth!

Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS, FACD, FAGD, practices general dentistry in St. Louis. He also is the editor of St. Louis Dentistry Magazine and spokesperson and critical-issue-response-team chairperson for the Greater St. Louis Dental Society. His address on the Internet is www.dfdasmiles.com. Contact him by e-mail at jeff@dfdasmiles.com, by phone at (314) 567-5612, or fax at (314) 567-9047.

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