It appeared on MSNBC http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-cycle/50179588#50179588. One of the commentators talked about recycling a birthday card. Apparently a relative sent him this card with the greeting scribbled over as well as a gender change to the person giving the greeting. The greeting was replaced with a Hanukkah wish. This card was again changed and then sent on to another relative with a Christmas greeting attached in place of the Hanukkah one.
Though I’m sure Emily Post would disagree with this concept, it is rather funny. But many would like to just send electronic holiday greetings instead of mailing paper cards. Is that ok?
The guru of etiquette Emily Post says,
“Sure. The electronic version of the traditional card is definitely greener and less expensive. The sky’s the limit—everything from a note with attached photo to an animated extravaganza. Since your goal is to reach out and touch everyone in your address book, keep a few points in mind:
- Send e-greetings to those friends and relatives who actually use e-mail. Your great aunt Sara may still prefer a traditional card.
- Write your message as you would a traditional card.
- Limit the size of attachments to 1MB or smaller.
- Don’t show other recipients’ addresses in the “To” line. Keep their info private by using the Bcc feature.
- Use a personal rather than a work addresses. Many companies have policies against receiving and sending personal e-mail at work.”
It appears that most people are still sending holiday greeting cards, but youth are not. However it’s never too late to send an e-card!
Question: Which do you prefer?