E-Holiday Cards 

Believe it or not, even this single, working mommy managed to get out a holiday card this year.  As in, professional photographer, order the cards on Etsy.com, order the return address labels on Vistaprint.com, try to use up all of the ugly 42 cent and 2 cent stamps I've had lying around my office for like ever AND EVEN HANDWRITING the delivery addresses.  All 75 of them.  This number is actually quite a bit smaller than in years past because of the divorce.  Go figure.

Anywho . . . . we've all gotten used to invitations received from Evite.com.  Not a big deal at all.  Super simple and (theoretically anyway) speeds up the whole RSVP process.  Although having sent some of these myself in the past, there are STILL people in this world who can't be bothered to RSVP to an electronic invitation.  Literally all you have to do is "Click" a box > I'm coming/I'm not coming.  That's it.  WHY IS THIS SO FUCKING HARD?  But anyway, I digress.

The last couple of years I have experienced a handful of E-holiday cards and I have been trying to wrap my little blond head around whether or not I am annoyed by this.  

PROS:  Cheaper, environmentally friendly, time saver.

Granted, it is always nice to hear from friends and family regardless of the means of communication.  However, because electronic communication is now the norm, the people technologically capable of sending out an e-Holiday Card are the ones I am already connected with on Facebook, so I know what their kids look like, what they dressed up as for Halloween and even what they ate for breakfast this morning.  Consequently, the e-Holiday Card just feels like a fancier Facebook status update from a different e-mail address.  

So, at the end of the day, I've decided that the main CON of an e-Holiday card outweighs the PROS, namely:

CONS:  If I, and almost everybody else you know, go through the time, effort and expense of sending you an actual holiday card, well then by God, you should too.

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