We are definitely in a new fast-paced world: everything at our fingertips with the touch of a button. Siri, google, amazon, pinterest, itunes- anything we want or need in 2 seconds.
I’m not going to fill this blog with pros and cons and start a debate on if this electronic life is beneficial or not. I definitely find it very useful to be able to google quickly: “what is a high fever for a baby?” or “is it safe for a dog to eat an entire casserole dish full of turkey?” (true story from last Christmas.. my dog thankfully survived! )
Included with these awesome features such as itunes (which i love, being a music lover) and google map, there are items such as facebook photo albums and ecards.
One of my favourite things to do when I visit my parents is to go through the old photo albums. Pictures of my siblings and i fishing, visiting cousins, Christmas memories; it is so nostalgic.
Since Norah was born, I’ve had a million pictures sitting in my phone- for only me to look back on. What will Norah do when she is older? Look on my facebook page, if that is still popular? So I have decided to create photo albums, the way my parents did.
Another paper tradition that I love is Christmas cards. As I was gathering addresses for mailing the cards, one person gave me their email address thinking I wanted to send an e-card!
This leads me to my main thought and final question– are Christmas cards dead? I know the price for postage has gone up, and people now update their lives on social media and through email- not needing to send their family update in their yearly Christmas card.
As our family is beginning new traditions with it being Norah’s first Christmas, I think I will carry out this older tradition a bit longer (unless postage stamps reach 5$ that is)!
Do you send Christmas cards? What are your views on this tradition?
God Bless xx