What are Christmas cards?
Of course they are greeting cards that could be given to people you care for most during the Yuletide season. These Christmas cards are not difficult to come by at the local book and stationery stores. Local book and stationery stores are your source to greeting cards for all seasons—including Christmas cards. Different kinds of pre-designed, attractive Christmas cards with Christmas poetry, even, can be bought in the many book and stationery stores that litter the town or city you live in. It’s easy to take your pick from them for your loved ones. But did you know that online, these cards are also being offered for free by some sites? You can also check Charity Christmas Cards which are very popular in these days.
Yes, we call them the virtual cards. Now you can send greetings for all seasons and events or special occasions all over the world through the internet!
However, which of the two has more meaning?
Before we answer that question, let us look over the benefits and/or advantages and disadvantages of using the traditional cards and the free online greeting cards.
Traditional greeting cards:
Traditional greeting cards can easily be obtained…from the book and stationery stores. All you need do is walk towards the nearest store and find the perfect card among the many offered by the store and your favorite stationery company.
Traditional greeting cards can easily be handed to the people whom they are for. Because they are ‘on hand,’ it is easy to give them to those who they are intended for. They can even keep the card in their collection of letters from friends and family and look back on it when they become older!
One great disadvantage of using the traditional greeting cards is that snail mail takes so long for the card to reach their recipients. Snail mail indeed takes so long so perhaps, if you’re in the United Kingdom (UK) and you intend to send a greeting card to someone in the opposite side of the world, say for example, Indonesia, you would have to send it a month or two early so that it would reach the recipient on the day or before the day of the special occasion. You can also design custom Christmas card for your special person and make them fill special.
Online greeting cards:
One great advantage of using online greeting cards is that it reaches the recipient quicker than snail mail does.
Many people opt to make use the free online greeting cards because they reach the recipient of the cards faster as opposed to snail mailing a tangible greeting card. Although they cannot really print out and keep the card and would not have the luxury of seeing the handwriting of the sender on the card, free online greeting cards convey as much meaning as the tangible ones.
During the Christmas season, Christmas cards are saleable and a favorite among the many gift buyers. It can speak much more than a gift that can actually answer what the recipient truly wants—on the material side of Christmas. Christmas cards are so meaningful, especially the tangible ones, that people tend to keep them in their treasure trove of letter so they could read them in the nearing future.