I am a child of the 80s from Scotland. When I think of cards, after birthday cards my mind drifts back to those days when my parents would send me out with a bag full of Christmas cards on cold December nights to drop off to the neighbourhood.
Now times have changed. For some the tradition of giving out cards seems old fashioned and unnecessary when we are all so connected on social media. Equally some may just not have the time to source, write and send cards that people did 30 years ago.
Let’s think about why my parents made me deliver those cards for a minute –
- A sense of community – showing our neighbours, friends and family how much we care. Even if once or twice a year.
- Tradition – yes, certainly there’s an element of this involved.
- Feeling festive – this one ties in to the two above but perhaps resonates more with me because it’s about feelings and emotions.
Receiving a card from someone in its simplest form gives us a nice feeling of being valued. And it works for the sender as well. The act of giving does make us feel good about ourselves.
There’s no getting away from it. A lot has changed since the 80s. We are time poor and technology rich compared to those times. I like to think some things will never change though –
- It’s nice to feel appreciated
- It’s nice to let people know you care
Now lets consider the objections we might have to sending a number of cards this December in our hectic 2020s lives.
- No time
- Too expensive
- Card choice is poor
- Who wants to deliver cards door to door in Canada when it’s minus 10C
Here at WishBird, in a matter of a couple of minutes, you can choose from a range of beautifully designed Christmas cards. All cards are extremely well priced and the cost includes postage and delivery anywhere in Canada.
If you’re like my parents and want to include a personal touch such as a recent family photo or funny snap of your youngest dressed as Rudolph, you can easily add personalized text and photos as well.
Sending a personalized card has never been so easy. Visit Wishbird.ca and make someone feel special this Christmas!
Blog contribution by Gavin Thomson