Quick and easy gift of Ether
Ether cards are a great way to give Ether, tokens or other blockchain assets to family and friends.
Every card has its own Ethereum address, printed on the back in QR code and text form, along with a private key hidden under a scratch-off panel.
All you need to do is scan the code, deposit some Ether or tokens using your preferred wallet app, and give it to the lucky recipient. When they want to redeem it, they simply scratch off the panel and use their own wallet app to 'sweep' the funds into their newly created account.
The security of each unscratched card is guaranteed by a smart contract and are made with utmost security. The keypairs are printed, and then the scratch panel applied in a single operation using an IDP Smart 70 card printer. The black ribbon - which contains a negative image of everything it prints - is locked securely in the printer, which is chained to an immovable object. When the ribbon is used up, it's securely destroyed.
Creating a Wallet
Go to https://www.myetherwallet.com/, and choose "Generate Wallet". Enter a secure password, and click the "Generate Wallet" button. You'll be provided with your new wallet address, and the opportunity to download the "Keystore/JSON file". Save this somewhere safe, and be sure to back it up. Make a note of your address.
Importing your Ether Card
First, use a mobile phone barcode scanner to scan and copy the QR code for your Ether Card's private key.
At the MyEtherWallet site, click on "Send Ether". Under "Select the format of your private key", choose "Private Key", and paste the private key you copied earlier, then click "Unlock". MyEtherWallet shows you a screen with your address and account balance.
Copy the address of the new wallet you created at the beginning, and paste it in the box titled "To Address". You should always copy and paste - never type the address, as it's easy to make a typo!
Next to "Amount to Send", click "Send Entire Balance", then click "Generate Transaction" and "Send Transaction", and you're done!
You can find full details on using your Ether Card at Ether Cards