Thursday, December 22, 2011
Christmas Cards vs Digital Cards
These days with so many people out of work, looking for better work, in school, and the economy just in the muck, I've noticed a change this year so far in holiday cards. There are many people in my family who love to send cards for every holiday. Me? I'm not one of them. I usually don't even attached a birthday card to the gift. No, I'm not cheap. I just rather spend the money on the gift then three dollars and fifty cents on a card the person is going to throw out anyway.
I will recant that thought and feeling when it comes to Christmas, and Hanuka cards though. I am a firm believer in those cards being sent. I find it is the only time you hear from most people these days and it's nice to know that a little effort was put into it. It is December 22, and I haven't even received half of the amount of cards I usually get. Now, are people like me and just late? Or are they going to free E-cards? I think E-cards, because I am getting more and more of them lately.
I really can't blame people for going that route, especially since cards and stamps are costing so much more today, and I have just found out that starting in January stamps are going up to .45 cents, but it doesn't seem fair. Since I have young kids people have come to expect the picture holiday card. Don't they realize that they are just as expensive for me as it is for them, maybe even more so since I have small kids? Okay they aren't so small anymore, but hey they are still young enough to need a babysitter, so in my eyes they are young in my eyes.
I don't mean this post to sound like I'm complaining, I actually not. I just received another E-card and it got me thinking about what direction holiday cards are going in these days? What do you think? What is your take on this? Do you see yourself going the way of E-cards for your holiday cards? I'd love to know.