We all love Greeting cards! They bring us messages wrapped up with shades of sentiments, spirits & feelings. Whether a paper greeting or an e-greeting, they always own a space in our hearts.
I had a habit of stocking up all the greeting cards I received since childhood. Each year more 20-25 cards got added up to my collection (500approx in total). My school friends used to envy my stock (it was a fun time!). But for the last 4-5 years I received a half as many cards that year as last year. Whereas my inbox was getting flooded with e-cards each time.
I noticed my card-collection was not multiplying at the same rate. I used to get angry on my friends/well-wishers…. Why are all sending me e-greetings???? Time changed my habit too; I too started wishing my friends with e-cards.
Earlier we were used to paper greetings. Now it’s the supremacy of E-greetings. Does this mean that paper greetings have lost their battle against the e-greetings? Well, there are some good reasons why they have become more acceptable to this fast changing techy-world.
We prefer online cards because:
These are free, fast, no time loss for buying and mailing, no mailing or courier charges, wide variety of collection. Our life style is fast changing and with the rise of the internet, e-greeting cards are everywhere accessible now.
Many of us still like paper greetings:
They can be preserved. My grandma will always love to get one paper-card rather than an e-card. Penning down those warm words on that paper gives us immense joy. Paper cards can be preserved.
My habit has changed now. The ease and promptness of online cards have made me use them on regular basis. But the collection I stocked since childhood is now an asset to me. When I see those cards and read those words inside it gives me such a warm nostalgic pleasure. The feeling of joy is simply much more than those cards in my inbox.
Bytes may be the apparent winner but Papers will always rule our hearts.
What's your say?