Originally Posted by rapunzel47
I like e-cards just fine. There are many people in my life with whom there wouldn't BE a correspondence if it weren't electronic, because we're all bad correspondents. I'm in touch with so many more people now that there's email than I ever was before -- and it carries over to greeting cards. I'd much rather get a nice e-card -- and there are some really nice ones available -- than not hear from a person. As for people I see all the time, I never would have exchanged "real" cards with them, and we send e-cards when we bump into one we really want to share.
I'm all for it.
My view exactly. One of the best things about the Internet is the ability to send email/ecards - which are "personal" to the extent that you write your own message. There's less hassle, and little or no expense involved, as well as the fact that you don't have to keep delivery periods in mind. I also find the animated ecards with music less boring than your standard Hallmark cards.
That said, Jamie got a beautiful card from two of his brothers in the mail yesterday - their owner, who is an accomplished artist, sent a cat portrait she'd painted. It's absolutely gorgeous, and will definitely be saved.