Birtday wishes...do you send cards by mail, or email...

Writing birthdays card! - Card for birthday
@anetteh (3591)
Sweden
May 13, 2009 1:44pm CST
So, with internet and Email, since it is my birthday today, I got one birtday card from my kids grandparents, by regural mail. I got lots of sms on my mobile wishing me happy birthday. I do not send cards either anymore, and if I send a wish to my kids grandparents I send a flower. I know they like it. I felt a bit sorry for not getting more cards, somehow it is something you can save and remember later on........not an text sms in your mobile....or email by computer...well that is if you do not print it out....most of my friends, colluegs sent wishes trhough facebook....nice to be remembered...but not something to save and remember...for older days...
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@AmbiePam (46235)
• United States
14 May 09
I do send actual cards in the regular mail. I send them to my sister, brother-in-law, grandparents, best friend, a couple close friends, and my aunts. I have a lot of other relatives, but I don't send them all actual cards. I give my mom and dad cards, but I can hand those to them. They live near me. It can get expensive, but I just want them to know I took an extra step to make sure they knew I care about them. Personally, I like getting regular cards and e-greetings, both for my birthday. I don't feel like someone doesn't care, ya know, like you said. I don't have a cell phone though. I probably wouldn't know how to get messages even if I did have one!
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
14 May 09
Thank you AmbiePam for taking the time to respond to this. Our mail have reduce their post office just becouse most people now days use internet for paying bills, redraw money by cards...etc but the biggest issue for them was that people stop using them to send cards, mails between friends and family...that have also made tha stapms more expensive...The great technique is god for somethings, but bad for others....
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@AmbiePam (46235)
• United States
14 May 09
Yes, the cost of our stamps just went up. I think the Post Office is being foolish. The more expensive they make stamps, the less people will use them.
@eltobh (231)
• Indonesia
14 May 09
Hi anetteh, Happy birthday to you! Well, for me personally, I also love it when someone send me a birthday card, it is more surprising and it is more memorable. I still send birthday cards sometimes, especially to my loved ones. But, as we all know, technology makes everything easy, lol.. People don't bother to send cards anymore, as send e-card and texting are easier. Well, I can't blame them, though.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
14 May 09
Thank you eltobh, I am sad that people take the easiest way to do things...and to celebrate a birhtday is a speciall thing...and should be kind of traditional...
@zzyw87 (1260)
• Philippines
14 May 09
I have the same sentiment as you. I also like receiving cards for my birthdays because cards can be kept forever. As for emails and texts, they can never be saved forever. My friends always greet me through emails and text only. My family sometimes gives me birthday cards which I always love and treasure. As for me, I always give a gift and a greeting card to my family and boyfriend during their birthdays. As for my friends, I just text them or email them during their birthday like what they do.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
14 May 09
I feel, I put so much efford my self when wishing others happy birthdays...so I wish they could return that to me...however, I should probably be happy that they did remind it...I was at work yesterday...and noone did know...and I did not say a word about it...some did and sent me a wish through facebook....lol. But it was what I wanted it to be...If they do not have the sence to keep up on cow workers birthdays, then why should I tell them...anyway...thanks for responding..
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
14 May 09
Happy birthday anetteh! It’s so nice to know that you have received lots of happy birthday greeting sms today. Anyway the traditional card from your kids’ grandparents is the most unique one among all. nowadays most of us prefer to send email or sms instead of the traditional paper birthday card. Yeah, for this is more effective and convenient as well. We could receive the e-birthday card or sms greeting instantly. We don’t have to worry and bother much whether the traditional birthday card sent could reach the person on time before his birthday. Yeah, we couldn't deny that only the traditional and well designed paper birthday cards can keep for memorable collection for life. Happy birthday and wish you all the best!
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
14 May 09
Thank´s lkbooi
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
13 May 09
I do rubber stamping so make my own greeting cards...so I still send them....and my sister I send alot of cards and she said there is nothing nicer then going to the mailbox and finding a card instead of all bills!LOL
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
14 May 09
nicer then going to the mailbox and finding a card instead of all bills so true so tru...
• United States
13 May 09
I always make an effort to send actualy cards. Everyone likes to get real mail that isnt bills or junk! There is just something about it that feels special! The other thing that I do is try to call people on their birthday. That way they know I am thinking about them. I also like that it is personal. Sending electronic wishes all of the time seems so impersonal. It almost loses its meaning that way! I am also thankful that I still get real cards in the mail. A couple of people are really good at timing it so that I get them on my birthday. It really makes the day feel complete!
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
13 May 09
So I got one card, two real phonecalls, and the rest sent me text sms...Like you I like to do something special for that special day...it kind of feels like You are special and that the things you do that day are really apriciated...I guess people tend to forget, untill it is their own day to celebrate...
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
13 May 09
I have to agree with you on this one. Yes, it's nice to be remembered on your birthday. And, getting messages on facebook and texts saying happy birthday are nice. But there is a little more magic to going out to the mailbox and seeing an envelope with your name on it and knowing that someone went through that extra trouble of sending you a card. It just makes it a little more special.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
13 May 09
I like the exitment when going to the mailbox and woner what you will find...yes it is....I like that. And to think of that person who made a little extra to celebrate and wish you a happy birhtda is something special to...you know that person think highly of you....That is nice to know...
• United States
13 May 09
Growing up i had always received birthday cards via mail therefore i always send them now.Esp with kids its gives them something to look forward to when something in the mail pile is for them. Even with adults A greeting card is always a nice gift as opposed to all the bills. lol I do save cards as well. My mom had always saved all the Christmas cards and cut them creatively for gift tags the following year. That is now what i do! Cards are great either way. To save or to recycle.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
13 May 09
I have boxes full of cards I got for birthdays, cristmas, easter etc...It is nice to look at them now or then. I kind of like to think and remember when I got them and from who. But, I have to be honest, I use email to once in a while...
@ebook_freak (1515)
• India
13 May 09
I send cards by email as well as snail mail. I think snail mail is more preferred because it shows intimacy. Online cards are free, they take no time to prepare and it can be scheduled. This can't guarantee that the person who sent it really remembered your birthday. And don't worry if you have got less cards. Take it easy. There are friends here right? HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU FRIEND Happy mylotting. A.J.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
13 May 09
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU FRIENDThank you my new friend. Don´t you think mylot is a great place to be, there are so many new friends...to meet and get to know. And I have to say,I have so much fun.
• United States
13 May 09
Happy Birthday :) As to whether I send cards by mail or email it depends on who the person is. If its my mom or my aunts who really dont get on the internet, I send cards by mail, others like some of my friends and cousins who check there email throught the day, I send a card by email.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
13 May 09
Yes, I do the same. My mum and dad do not have an computer or internet...and even if they did, they are to old to learn how to use it...so I go home to them with a card and some presents. But if it is people living to far away and rather like it on email...then I send one...
• Philippines
22 Jun 09
Either way. I think the more important thing more than the way how you are greeted on your birthday is the fact that they remembered your birthdy. For other ways to greet a friend, here's a good site http://www.gifti.us
@rich_yu (163)
• Israel
14 May 09
me i just great my friend in sms and my member of my family just call them or tell them in person..and my love one i need to buy card or sent in email.
@Ozarkgirl (774)
• United States
14 May 09
I do both, I send ecards to friends, and actaul cards to my family.
@Preciousgem (1190)
• Philippines
14 May 09
I usually send my greetings through email and friendster, most of my friends receive from me a messages when i know that their birthday is already coming.
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
14 May 09
I will choose to use email. This is because email is very fast. It would not be very convenient to use mail because it might not reach on time and it might lost half way. So, I prefer to use email.
@omiami (412)
• Malta
14 May 09
I like to recieve both type of wishes. But i have to say that obviously I prefer Birthday Cards. I am that type of person who saves everything from a simple ticket, photos, cards etc. Cards are wonderful! I treasure so many things like that. I would be happy to receive a bday wish by text msg but of course the birthday cards are much more important at least from the closest people to me like my family and my best friend. I would never stop sending birthday cards because they make a birthday lively and you can see them again after so many years. My sister is 31 and im 21. We still have the cards given to my parents when we were born, you can imagine how old they are. These little things make part of your past and its a pity to stop certain traditions.
@privas (7)
14 May 09
I prefer to send wishes by email. it is very easy .you need not go to shop for getting cards. by sitting at home you can mail.you can choose your own time.