Sending an actual greeting card through ‘snail mail’ is not as popular these days. Our current generation has grown up with greetings sent and received via the internet and cell phones. Wishing friends ‘Happy Birthday’ through their Facebook account is the ‘norm’ these days. It’s quick and easy to do in our fast-paced world.
Many people think that sending an actual greeting card through the ‘snail mail’ is becoming obsolete. Allow me to tell you why I don’t think this will happen by sharing some actual experiences I have had with friends and family.
An elderly aunt loves to receive a card in her mailbox. She displays it for days for her family and friends to see, and she loves sharing it.
A dear friend suffers from migraines and the last thing she wants to do is look at a glaring computer screen or squint to see her cell phone messages. She appreciates the cards I send her and has even framed one!
Another friend looks at computers all day at work (usually 10 hour shifts) and she completely tunes out of the internet when she is at home at night and weekends. She says it helps to keep her ‘balanced’.
An actual birthday card was given to a friend at her workplace. She was able to display it on her desk and be reminded of her thoughtful friend. Her co-workers were also able to enjoy it.
I recently had a custom order of cards from a man who wanted a collection of note cards to give his mom for her birthday. He was at a loss of what to give her, and knew she liked sending notes to her friends. (She does not have a computer or cell phone.)
Some people do not have online accounts, cell phones, or even access to the internet. These are not just elderly people of another generation. (My mother-in-law is 91 and is very active online!) Some people may not be able to afford a computer, a cell phone, or have access to internet service. (Yes! There are many people that fall into these categories.) While many of us take for granted our ‘computerized’ world, there are some that are left out of this technology for various reasons. Some people simply choose to exclude this ‘online world’ from their lives.
I do know that many people, of all ages, still prefer to send an actual card for some special occasions: Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, weddings, the arrival of a new baby, and other events or holidays. There is also a time when giving an actual card is an absolute must – a sympathy card.
The important idea is that we need to stay in touch with our friends and family and acknowledge events in their lives. Saying ‘Happy Birthday’ or ‘Thank You’ or ‘Congratulations’ on social media is fine. I just think saying it with an actual card is a more personal way of expressing your feelings to someone.
What are your thoughts on sending greeting cards? I would love to hear from you!
Thank you for visiting today and enjoy your creative day!
Disclaimer….In spite of having a card business, these feelings are genuine. Purchasing cards from me is desired, of course, but I feel it is more important to send someone a card, no matter where you purchase it.
Did you like a card that was featured in this post? If you would like a card simply send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request and I can create your custom card!
Enjoy your day!