Is sending Christmas cards by post already obsolete?

Philippines
December 9, 2010 1:58am CST
With the modern technology up on the rise, few people have already forgotten the post offices in sending holiday cards for their love ones abroad. Some have thought that the web has been the fastest way to send our greetings to them. But sometimes, I feel that cards sent through post are much personal, our penmanship is a touch of kindness and love that can be felt by another party receiving it. I have been in a tradition to send cards during holidays to my friends, relatives in another country through post office, this year, I still want to continue that with the hope that others will keep this thing still alive. What's your thought?
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6 responses
@Jacobus1919 (1683)
• Philippines
9 Dec 10
Sending post cards have truly gone sort of obsolete. But, only a little bit. Since, some people prefer just to SMS, Email or even tweet their Christmas greetings. But, nothing beats sending a post card with a big happy "Merry Christmas" all over it. Am I right?
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
9 Dec 10
I don't think sending christmas cards by mail is something that is becoming obsolete. A lot of people still do it. I don't think that as many people send them out due to the rising costs of postage each year. The price of a stamp could mean the difference between sending out christmas cards or not.
9 Dec 10
Not at all, on several of my journal friends lists I get a lot of offers around this time of year for cards from friends both in my own country and across the world. I turn them down however, because instead of spending money on cards, I make a donation to a local charity. I have recieved them in the past however and it's always nice to get a card from a friend I rarely see, especially since we all have similar hobbies and we tend to write little stories in the cards.
@angeline1 (146)
9 Dec 10
I dont think that it obsolete.Many people in the world are still sending Christmas cards by mail.There is personal touch and that's spirit of Christmas.
@nicregi (1936)
• Malaysia
9 Dec 10
For me, I dont think that is old school. Well even though the practice had been around for a long time, it does not mean that it has no use anymore. Sometimes, things are better to be done manually than everything electronics.
• United States
9 Dec 10
I always think it's sweet when I get a Christmas card but I always feel bad at the same time because I never send them out. Then I get nervous about if I am obligated to send one back...if it contains a gift do I send a Christmas card or a thank you card back? If I don't will they be offended? What about my non-Christan friends? Do I have to send them religiously relevant holiday greetings? What about the atheists? Then there's using up all those stamps which are so expensive! Who gets put on the list of who to send them to? My mind spins. No, a traditional face to face "happy holidays" to people and a belated "how were your holidays?" conversation are fine with me.