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Old fashioned Christmas cards sent by snail mail or E-cards, which do you like?

Discussion in 'Community Board' started by Uncle Remus, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Uncle Remus

    Uncle Remus Raconteur<br><font color="blue">can't name 'em Jeb

    I've always sent snail mail cards, but I'm considering e-cards this year because I always feel bad when I'm late getting the one sent to Australia.

    What do you like getting, the real cards or electronic?

    If you use E-cards, which site has the best deal?
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  3. barkley

    barkley DIS Veteran<br><font color=orange>If I ever have a

    old fashioned.

    I love reading them, seeing photos. it's the one time of year anyone actually handwrites a note (not a big fan of the typed up thrown in holiday letter).

    I put the cards away with the decorations each year, pull them out while decorating to remind myself who I haven't caught up with since last year.

    ecards are o.k. but it's not like dd and dh are going to sit down at my laptop and look at them whereas they will look at the newest one we've gotten in the snail mail. other issue I have is the spam blocker our internet provider uses will sometimes block senders it doesn't recognize, so I've had ecards as well as evites end up in my junk mail folder:guilty:
  4. Riles_and_Gabe

    Riles_and_Gabe Mouseketeer

    I prefer the snail mail. There is nothing better than getting a Christmas card in the mail!!
  5. kmb584

    kmb584 Mouseketeer

    Snail mail for both sending and receiving! There's something special about getting Christmas cards in the mail. I've been sent quite a few e-cards, unbeknownst to me though as they typically land in the spam folder only to be discovered whenever it is that I discover them.
  6. Uncle Remus

    Uncle Remus Raconteur<br><font color="blue">can't name 'em Jeb

    That's a really good point as well as the issue of a spam blocker.

    Now that I think more about it, I usually get the e-cards (and some are very cool) from friends without kids.
  7. wiigirl

    wiigirl DIS Veteran

    Definetly snail mail....:thumbsup2
  8. PrincessJo

    PrincessJo Member

    Snail mail for me too. I hang all of the cards I get in my foyer so everyone can see the recent pictures of family and friends. The kids always seem to change so much each year :) Can't share those if they are sitting in my inbox.
  9. NHdisneylover

    NHdisneylover <font color=royalblue>Lanyards are taking all my p

    Another vote for snail mail--I always put up all the cards I get and they re a part of my holiday decor. We even travel on Christmas week and I cannot take much with me to decorate, but I always take all of the cards I have received and put them up in the rental house--it feels so homey then.
  10. cari12

    cari12 Mouseketeer

    I agree totally. E-cards I usually look at, may keep for a few days and then delete. DH and kids rarely see them unless they are truly spectacular. I have a holder on the wall that displays the snail mail cards and DH and kids look at what has come in.
  11. Christine

    Christine <font color=red>Would love to be able to sit on th

    Snail mail. Ecards do nothing for me. I'm just like, meh....
  12. pieface

    pieface Member

    Old fashion give me a card that I can hold and read. I decorate my fire place with the cards and everyone in the family can read. E cards don't really mean anything to me.
  13. aprilgail2

    aprilgail2 Guest

    I agree- i dont even open the links to ecards that people send me, never want to take chance that it could be a virus.
  14. suzimar57

    suzimar57 <font color=blue>when i do put some makeup on, he'

    for the small amount of cards i do send, they're actual cards/envelopes

    like sending/receiving cards i can actually hold (as opposed to an e card)
  15. okeydokey

    okeydokey <font color=green>Frosty the Snowman scared me as

    I prefer the actual card. I love the picture cards. I display them in my house.
  16. clh2

    clh2 <font color=green>I am the Pixie Stick NARC at my

    This. DH and I never open up links to things like ecards. I am also old fashioned. I share the "meh" opinion that others have previously mentioned.
  17. Handbag Lady

    Handbag Lady <font color=teal>Disneyland Bride 2000<br><font co

    I'm a meh to ecards, too.

    I usually don't open them and I know I don't share them with anyone.

    I have the last Christmas card my grandfather hand-wrote and sent to me before he passed away, and we lived 45 minutes away from each other. I can't ever see myself hanging on to an ecard for any reason.
  18. Kitty 34

    Kitty 34 <font color=009999>Hums in her sleep, but never wh

    I have a special spot to hang my snail mail Christmas cards. :)
  19. MIGrandma

    MIGrandma <font color=green>A woman is like a tea bag. You n

    I prefer snail mail cards. But if someone were to send an e-mail card that would be fine too, just nice to be remembered. :)

    But, with snail mail cards I save them each year and then bring them out the following year and look through them "one more time" when new ones start coming. I keep the holiday cards in a small wicker basket on an end table in the family room. I pick them up 2-3 times during the holiday season to look at them and think about the senders. I also like to save any that are from senders that passed away over the course of the year. And I save the "special" ones from family, and ones that are photo cards too.
  20. M5ward

    M5ward When You Wish Upon A Star...

    Totally agree. I don't open any link to an e-card. I just delete them. I love getting cards in the mail especially picture cards.
  21. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz <marquee><img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/sm


    I like snail mail. It's the only time of year that I make sure I keep in contact with my friends; even if I don't see them during the year.

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