We've gotten into such a technology age that I'm not sure if I should keep sending birthday, anniversary, x-mas cards and such through the mail. My kids send me by text or email, my relatives and their friends do a lot of them that way and they do seem to be easier. I'm just not sure if it is right to just switch over to email cards and not paper ones.
I have found I am more apt to remember and send birthday or event cards if they are electronic. Paper cards need time to travel via snail mail. By then, I have missed my window of opportunity. Plus, some of the new animated cards and texts convey a visual message I can’t capture in a paper card. Be it funny, romantic, professional, or event specific, you can whip up an electronic card/text in minutes, personalize it, and make someone’s day special.
I still send cards through the mail especially for my grandkids so they have tangible memories when they are older. I share my cards and letters with them when they are visiting. I still will text them first thing in the morning on their birthdays so they know I’m thinking of them. Then they receive their card in the mail that day and it makes it even more special.
Technology has made it so easy & convenient to send cards and I do send electronic cards when its something casual. For more close//intimate/personal messages I still send paper cards through the mail. (aka snail mail)
It's just something about writing out your thoughts / greeting that makes it more heartfelt.