Christmas & New Year Greetings - Physical Greeting Card Or Message Via The Net?

@Beestring (11561)
Hong Kong
November 17, 2022 3:59am CST
Nowadays, a lot of people don't send physical greeting cards anymore. Instead, they send greeting messages via the net to their friends. I like to send physical cards to my friends living overseas. As I have many friends and acquaintances in Hong Kong, I normally send greeting messages to them via the net. For a few close friends, we meet during the holiday to exchange greeting cards and gifts. Do you send physical greeting cards or messages via the internet to your friends for Christmas & New Year?
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@LadyDuck (439406)
• Switzerland
17 Nov
I send messages via the Internet to my friends, as they all live in other countries.
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@LadyDuck (439406)
• Switzerland
17 Nov
@Beestring I know that if I send to Italy most of them never reach destination, it's wasted money.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
17 Nov
@LadyDuck Something happened in Italy's postal system?
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
17 Nov
My friends living overseas love to send and receive cards. So I send them cards.
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@Jenaisle (13086)
• Philippines
3 Dec
Sending online cards and greetings is more convenient nowadays, and these are free as well. No hassles, Unless there is a special reason for me to send a physical card, I would send an e-card instead.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
3 Dec
That's true. I only send physical cards to a few overseas friends who prefer cards.
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@jobelbojel (35101)
• Philippines
19 Nov
I don't send physical greeting cards anymore. We used to it before and now you are right, because of the internet, we can send virtual cards.
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@jobelbojel (35101)
• Philippines
21 Nov
@Beestring It's now rare to receive physical cards during this time.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
19 Nov
I send virtual cards or messages mostly. A few friends living overseas prefer exchange greetings cards, so I send cards to them.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
21 Nov
@jobelbojel yeah, I agree.
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@jstory07 (129753)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Nov
I like to send out cards by mail. It just seems more personel.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
20 Nov
I agree.
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@Juliaacv (77989)
• Canada
30 Nov
I only send a small handful of cards out anymore. I used to send about 20-25 cards, but as I age, so do some of my relatives (aunts, uncles) that pass away and then there is no card to be sent. That has alot to do with why I do not send many.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
30 Nov
I see. I only send a few physical cards to overseas and close friends. For acquaintances, I send e-messages.
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@cacay1 (81055)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
17 Nov
For many ears I sent my foreigner ex bf Christmas card via Postal office It's his request to receive physical card than E Greetings Card. This time, no more for he's gone forever.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
17 Nov
How about to other friends? Do you send physical car or e-card?
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@cacay1 (81055)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
17 Nov
@Beestring only FACEBOOK gif
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
17 Nov
@cacay1 I see.
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@youless (110762)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Nov
I haven't send real greeting cards for quite a long time already. In the past I would send E-cards but today I even don't send them Sometimes I just write down greeting words in social media
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
17 Nov
Yes, I send messages via WhatsApp to most friends in Hong Kong. A few friends living overseas and in Hong Kong love physical cards, so we exchange cards.
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@RebeccasFarm (103468)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
17 Nov
Well I would prefer to send physical.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
17 Nov
I do both. I send cards to close friends and e-greetings to acquaintances.
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• United States
18 Nov
Every year I send out fewer and fewer physical cards but I do send out some. I no longer send out cards to my immediate family because we usually see each other for the holidays. So now I send to those I know I won't see or talk to.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
18 Nov
Understand. I mostly send cards to friends living overseas.
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@DianneN (247305)
• United States
19 Jan
I do both. I do prefer sending physical cards more, because they seem more personal. I think people enjoy getting them. Happy New Year to you!!!
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@DianneN (247305)
• United States
19 Jan
@Beestring Thanks so much! Will you be celebrating Chinese New Year, too?
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
19 Jan
I agree. Physical card is more personal. Happy New Year to you too!
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
19 Jan
@DianneN Yes, that's for sure. We'll have gatherings with family members and relatives. Give out lucky money (money put in a red envelop) to junior family members.
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@JudyEv (311820)
• Rockingham, Australia
18 Nov
I will send some cards by post but I'll also send e-cards where you (meaning I) can make a donation for every card I send. It's one way I can donate to the charity.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
18 Nov
I do both too. That's good you can donate to the charity while sending greetings to friends.
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@VivaLaDani13 (60125)
• Perth, Australia
4 Jan
@Beestring I do a mixture. It depends who it is and where they are. I mostly do physical greeting cards though as I feel it's more personal.
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• Perth, Australia
4 Jan
@Beestring That is so very kind of you. Do you get any cards back?
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
4 Jan
I agree. Physical cards are more personal. I send physical cards to close friends living overseas.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
4 Jan
@VivaLaDani13 Yes, my friends send physical cards to me as well.
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@FayeHazel (40391)
• United States
17 Nov
I do some of each myself. Only a few people get a physical card
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
18 Nov
Same here.
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@CarolDM (205277)
• Nashville, Tennessee
19 Nov
Many these days will send a text message.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
13 Dec
I see. I send cards to a few close friends only.
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@ifa225 (14493)
• Indonesia
14 Dec
We only greet each other in whatsapp group, perhaps because it is more easier and save more time to do that But sure, there is something missing if we compare to the physical distance I feel far from people even they are so close
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@ifa225 (14493)
• Indonesia
14 Dec
@Beestring you are such a generous
@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
14 Dec
Yes, text message is more convenient. I just send cards to a few friends living overseas.
@allknowing (121021)
• India
18 Dec
We used to be obsessed once upon a time about sending christmas cards when the digital world did not exist. Slowly I switched over to digital cards which I designed myself but now it is only phone calls
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@allknowing (121021)
• India
23 Dec
@Beestring But it is tiring as the phone rings throughout the day (lol)
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
18 Dec
Phone calls are even more personal.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
23 Dec
@allknowing That is good. You have so many friends.
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@TheHorse (183174)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Feb
I prefer to receive actual cards.
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@TheHorse (183174)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Feb
@Beestring I agree. It requires extra thought and effort.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
26 Feb
Physical card is a personal touch.
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@just4him (278653)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Dec
Yes, I have sent out many Christmas cards to friends here in myLot and friends close by and where I live. I haven't sent any greetings on the Internet.
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@just4him (278653)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Dec
@Beestring Yes, they are.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
23 Dec
Physical cards are more personal.
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@oahuwriter (27884)
• United States
13 Dec
I do both. I like sending physical cards, a sentiment, and a letter inside, catching up.
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@oahuwriter (27884)
• United States
14 Dec
@Beestring Yes. Some relatives get all caught up with my cards.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
14 Dec
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
13 Dec
That's good. Physical card has a personal touch.
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@Nevena83 (65782)
• Serbia
18 Jan
I think many have gone online.
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@Nevena83 (65782)
• Serbia
18 Jan
@Beestring I prefer time without internet.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
18 Jan
@Nevena83 I also take a break from being online from time to time.
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@Beestring (11561)
• Hong Kong
18 Jan
That's true.
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