Are holiday e-cards the way to go?

Okay, I’m really not working for Melissa at Ardissa. I’m not getting paid. It’s just that she’s offering a special on her holiday e-cards today and I wanted to let you know, and also have a little discussion.

They’re here!! Send the card that lasts a lifetime, with our holiday video e-cards. Starting at $11 (unlimited sends!). PLUS, use code CYBERMONDAY and get $2 off today only!

After chorus yesterday, Melissa was telling me she got lambasted at a crafting type fair recently. Apparently some folks have really strong feelings about holiday cards. They treated her like she’s the devil for getting her digital holiday card groove on.

Do you have an opinion on this?

Might there be room for both traditional and digital?

Will we all be going digital in the future and this is just the backlash at the beginning of a trend? People resisting change?

Should we save trees?

Is it more important to hold onto tradition?

Truthfully, what do you do with all your cards when the holidays are through?

I used to buy cheapo little photo albums and put the cards in them, (cutting them down to size to fit if need be). When the kids were little this was a wonderful way for them to know who the people in our lives were, since we lived so far away from most of our friends and family. Over the last several years, though, sad to say the cards just get tossed after the holidays.

What are your thoughts?

Do you even do holiday cards at all?

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5 Responses to Are holiday e-cards the way to go?

  1. Carrie Link says:

    I’m a traditionalist, and save each and every holiday card that has a photograph. They will no doubt be a burden to someone when I’m old(er) and grey(er).

  2. Chloes Mom Mary says:

    Well, here we are a mix of traditional and digital. I have relatives that don’t do technology, so for sure they get the traditional version. This year I’d say about 1/4 will be digital and 3/4 will be traditional. Eventually I could see going more and more digital although I must say I do enjoy receiving traditional greetings. And, I too save them…my poor kids will have to deal with that issue 😉 So, I’d say there is room for both.

  3. Dee Ready says:

    Dear Michelle, for about ten years, I’ve had a subscription to the Jacquie Lawson e-cards and calendars. Throughout those years, I sent numerous birthday, congratulations, thinking of you, get well, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and, yes, Christmas cards. My Christmas list contains the names of a little over 100 people and so I divide them into groups of ten and send each group one of the many Christmas cards that Jacquie Lawson has amassed over the years.

    This year, however, I’ve decided to send paper cards through the mail. The reason? Lots has happened in my life this year and I want to share all the news with friends and so I’m going to write a Christmas letter to put with the card. Also, a number of my friends have experienced bad health this year, and I believe that their receiving a card in their post box, retrieving it, and then opening it will delight them and lighten their spirits. Peace.

  4. I haven’t sent Christmas cards for decades. I’m just not that person. It probably boils down to laziness, but also because I know that I love it when friends send me cards, and I also love it when they just plain keep being my friends. And I don’t rank the two groups (“better friend”, “worse friend”).

  5. Julie A says:

    We’ve always sent holiday letters to update friends and family, even before we had kids, but now with kids and a dog we do the letter and a photo. I love getting cards in the mail and wouldn’t think of doing it any other way. We save all the photos and put them on the side of the fridge to look at throughout the year, then toss them when new year rolls around. We also hang up all the actual cards we get and when I get around to taking them down I hold each one and send out a special blessing to the family that sent it right before I recycle it 🙂
    Julie A

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