eCards or Regular Greeting Cards What is your preference?
We are so lucky now to have alternative ways of wishing our friends, relatives or even closer acquaintances a happy day for whatever reason. Which is best?
Years ago, there were no options so no decisions to be made.
Nowadays, we have an overload of choices in everything we do. Personally, I think if someone takes the time to send good wishes, it does not matter what method they choose.
Many of us live in places spread out across the Country or even the World. When it comes to sending a “happy birthday” or whatever the occasion is, you have to consider how long it takes for that card to arrive. That can vary depending on where you are living & where it may be going.
Personally with having friends or family around the globe, I’ve had wishes arrive from several days too early to several weeks too late!
The post offices in every Country complain about the need to increase prices due to a drop in usage. I wonder why??? The cost goes up but the delivery still takes a long time. Sometimes you wonder why?? It is all going via airmail, no one is rowing a boat from Country to Country!!
For me, whoever it is, they thought about me on a specific occasion and took time to send an eCard that arrived immediately.
We all live such insanely busy lives, connecting with friends thru so many different ways has become how we stay in touch now. Times do change and we just have to be ready to accept it whether or not it is our choice.
Some grandparents, who cannot wrap their head around the Internet, social media etc., still would prefer a real card that they can hold, put up on shelf and leave there until the next card arrives. So please keep sending whatever card is appropriate for the person you are sending to.
The very best, though, has to be the hand drawn card from your child or grandchild.
So much thought and hard work goes into that and the joy on their faces is priceless as they hand it to you.
Bottom line, think about who you are wanting to send wishes to and send the right card for them.
And above all else, just be happy to know that someone you love or care about cares enough about you to send best wishes for you. Enjoy!!