Call me old school, but I still am a greeting-card person. A handwritten letter or a greeting card from my dear ones never fail to cheer me up, even on the darkest days. For me its also a piece of memory – which you can touch and feel and revisit the emotions attached with it, unlike the e-cards.
Back home, I still have a boxful of greeting cards I received from my friends in school and each time I open and read the message in them, I break into a smile and sometimes a loud laugh too! Its like a joyful journey down the memory lane. 🙂 Till date, every year I make it a point to visit the shops for getting a few cards for the ones who,like me, value this piece of my emotions for them.
In today’s age of Facebook, Twitter and what not, I still feel that a greeting card is much more personal and the receiver also feels much more special. Sadly, over the years, the number of people to whom I can send cards is becoming lesser and I have fewer cards to send. This is when I reminisce about the by-gone days, when I had so many friends to gift a card and very limited pocket-money. And to save a penny, I even handmade some cards. 🙂 But today, when I have the resources to buy the cards in dozens, I do not have enough people to send them to….sigh!
Anyways, this year too I got Helpage India and UNICEF new year cards for my special people and the feedback from the receiver’s has been good. 🙂 So its a happy me! 🙂