Today a relative of mine sent me an e-Christmas card. While I appreciate the thought (thank you — you know who you are, if you’re reading), e-cards seem like a cheap and lazy substitute the the real thing: an old fashioned, environmentally-unfriendly, paper or cardboard actual pretty card in an envelope with an actual written greeting inside.
When they were a new thing back in the ’90s, e-cards seemed uber-cool and cutting edge. Now, not so much. Today, e-cards are about as cutting edge as AOL or Netscape Navigator (remember those?)
When I receive an e-card (unless it’s from a disabled or ill person who can’t get to the store to buy a card or the post office to mail it), this is what it tells me about you:
It tells me you don’t think enough of me to take the time to purchase an actual card or take…