For some reason this year I seem to have hardly any physical cards in my mantelpiece. Is it because I don’t have any friends? Um, don’t think so, admittedly family members are dwindling (death, divorce..etc) but I can’t put it down to that. I have had a sudden surge in numbers of e-cards and Facebook announcements letting me know that cards will not be sent this year in lieu of donations to charity.
But you know the bit I miss most? The round robin. The gift that just keeps giving: “Sebastian (new grandson) has wide shoulders and long legs .. because of this we have put his name down for Cambridge ..his uncle, a pole vaulting champion also has his eye on him for the future ..”
Has the round robin been replaced by Facebook? The 24/7 social media tool to keep the whole world updated on potentially every facet of your lives .. a window into another persons world. Or is it? Do any of us present the reality on social media or do we just present an image we are comfortable for others to see?
I think it is sad in a way that we are all so time poor now that we can’t take a bit of time out to sit down and write a few cards (and actually in a recent poll 58% of people admitted that they would be offended and feel unloved if they didn’t receive a card in the post) just consider how much it means to someone living alone… I suppose before too long sending e-cards will be considered too time consuming. Instead we might receive an impersonal snap chat “hi !!”
What do you think about the death of Christmas cards? Or do you still send them ? How do you feel about receiving messages via social media? I would love to hear your views on this, please scroll down to comment below ..
Seasons greetings from Jules (via WordPress) xx