iCards service was discontinued with the release of MobileMe on July 9, 2008 (2008-07-09). The removal of the feature was announced on June 9, 2008 as part of the
.Mac to MobileMe Transtion FAQ.
If you use a Mac running Mac OS X v10.5 or later, you can use Mail's stationery feature in Mac OS X v10.5 or later, which offers more than 30 professionally designed stationery templates with coordinated layouts, fonts, and colors. You can customize your message to your liking by dragging and dropping photos from your iPhoto library, changing fonts, rewriting headlines, and more.
In other words, Apple is telling us we are on our own. Those 'professionally designed' templates are total crap compared to the wonderful iCard images.
The only notification of the iCard termination I received as a charter