Do you still send cards by post or snail mail?

Philippines
April 30, 2008 10:32am CST
Gone were the days when we send greeting cards, Christmas or birthday cards through post mail. With the evolution of email or the internet, there are so called e-cards. Im not the kind of person who really sends out cards but at one point I was sending out ecards to friends and families. I seldom now see people buying cards at the bookstore but I still see my grandma send some greeting cards to some of our relatives abroad. Do you still use or send cards by post or snail mail?
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
30 Apr 08
i do send cards out once in awhile to people that dont have the internet and because sometimes, i think a card that you can hold in your hands is more special than an e card, plus i make the cards myself.
• Philippines
1 May 08
Thats nice to know you make your own card and indeed it adds to the personals touch. Yes all does not have access to internet especially old ones and they still love to receive cards the old fashion way.
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
I still prefer greeting cards via snail mail. It's more personalize though.
• Philippines
1 May 08
Yes its also more personal for me. Thanks for responding. « Gab »
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Yes I do. Especially to my mom. I think it is nice for her to have something tangible. You know something that cannot be easily or accidentally deleted. And I think it takes a little more effort. So it means more to the person.
• Philippines
1 May 08
I agree with you and the thought and memories that you can keep in receiving an making the card means more that in sending an electronic one. I also try to send as much to my mom. They deserve the love that is due to them.
@rmuxagirl (7561)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I still send greeting cards from time to time. I think it makes people feel special when they get an unexpected card in the mail or something. My aunt still sends cards too. I like going to get the mail and seeing her address on the top of a card.
@kittenmc (465)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I do both. I have friends on the net that I don't have their email and I'll send them a E card for a special occasion. If I have their address, I send some through snail mail, because to me it's just fun to get something in the mail instead of bills all the time.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
8 May 08
we in the family do not use the post these days. we use courier service because it fast and more reliable. but more frequently, we just send greetings and other notes through mobile phones. this is really the trend nowadays...
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
8 May 08
yes i do. i send some snail mail on my relative. they live in our province. they don't know how to use computers that's why i always end up sending them some snail mails instead of emails
@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
8 May 08
Very seldom I do. My analysis of the market of cards maker, they are down, and also the post office income is dwindling. This is the evolution of computer and other latest technology.
@allan5d (120)
• Philippines
7 May 08
no i don't anymore, if i remember it correctly, the last time i send snail mail was when i was in college. but i think, sending post card and snail mail to love ones is still good and very romantic.
@batgal (18)
7 May 08
Hi, I still send cards by the post as alot of people I know dont have a computer. Also I think its still nice to actually have a card in your hand that you can keep.
@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
7 May 08
I send out greeting cards or notes by snail mail. There is something so nice about finding a card from someone in your mailbox. I never used to do this, but as I have gotten older, I realize how important it can be to stay in touch with family and friends that live far away. I will send little notes to my friends sometimes through snail mail. I will email people, but I think a card or letter is so much more personal and shows that you really put some effort into letting them know that you were thinking about them.
• Indonesia
4 May 08
For some special occasion I still send snail cards or mails. And actually, I rarely used e-cards to send greetings because mostly my friends / relatives and I would directly send short messages through cell phones in some certain holidays. People usually still have their mobile phones on during the high days, but probably rare in getting online. So sending greetings through sms would have a certain “live” greeting impression. :)
@youless (94301)
• Guangzhou, China
1 May 08
I like sending E-cards because it's much more convenient and fast. You can even set a specific time to send it. This is so useful. As to original greeting cards, I almost don't use them any more because I don't have time for it. Besides, E-cards can be beneficial a lot for the environment. So why not I use it? I love China
• Philippines
1 May 08
I send snail cards only to the one I love, I find it sweet.
• Philippines
1 May 08
I don't send greeting cards anymore through post mail or e-mail. I usually send text messages to greet my family and friends. I guess because it is the easiest way to do it now.
@Cocoa33 (921)
• United States
1 May 08
i mostly send cards by post mail.
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
1 May 08
I could probably count on one hand the number of ecards I have sent. And they all went to my husband "just because". Not for a holiday or special occasion. He sends them to me periodically too. For special events or holidays I always send a card in the mail.
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
1 May 08
i send as many as I can by email, stamps just keep going up, so when they are free and can save the cost of postage them I'm for it, but I think that with everyone using eamil to send out cards that may be what helps the price of stamps going up as they are not doing the business they used to. I still buy and send cards that I think is special enough to send them personally to someone.
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
1 May 08
naaa not anymore. i use to enjoy having pen pals when i was younger but since i got busy with work, i no longer have time for them. and we have all grown up anyway. right now, i think it is time consuming to go to the post office, whereas i can just sit in my computer and forward stuff. but of course, i still like to receive them. lol isn't it, do unto other what you want others to do unto you? hehehe good day and God bless you!
• Malaysia
1 May 08
yeh