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Saturday, January 25, 2014

"The Value of a Greeting Card..." 'Judith Whitehead' (Inspiration Sunday)

Judith Whitehead  lives in Amherst, N.Y. and has
worked in the ophthalmology field of medicine for
over 30 years. Today she talks about the good ole greeting card!.

The Value of a Greeting Card

It seems the greeting card business has declined over the last few years; with the cost of postage rising, this weekend, in fact, many people have gone to sending e-cards over the Internet. 

WE now have a huge forum for greeting people over the electronic waves. Through Facebook and other venues we no longer have to send a REAL paper card for occasions, so many people think, I for one, still enjoy choosing a card for birthdays, holidays etc and personally mailing it to the person.  It still gives pleasure to open up a mailed card and feel and read it.  

My late mother in law always loved getting mail from us; there is a certain brand of card made by Papyrus that have very intricate covers to their cards and she so enjoyed studying them and collecting them.  We found that out when we had to clear out her apartment after she passed and found all the cards we had ever sent her collected and displayed. 

I will be one of the hold outs when it comes to mailing cards; it is still good etiquette to show someone you care and remind someone you still appreciate them.  The Internet will be with us for ever more and hopefully so will the greeting card business. 

Hana Hou, (Encore) Shared From Facebook...


KimoRosen said...

I totally agree, there is a personal element that is lost when sending greetings via email, although nice, nothing beats a hard copied greeting card with a personal message and a John Hancock. Thanks for the hard copied Birthday card. I received 2 hard copied birthday cards and 63 FB greetings on my birthday! The ones I remember and enjoyed most were yours and my friend Roger,s card. Both real hard copied, old school. I sure like the good ole days!

Judith Whitehead said...

Glad you enjoyed the card James Kimo Rosen

KimoRosen said...

Very thoughtful! Mahalo Nui!