Despite the fact that I'm so young (ha ha) I'm still old fashion when it come to some things (most things really). Take Christmas Cards; I really like them. I like receiving them and giving them and displaying them around my house during the holidays. I even keep these gems and re-use them the next year..(no I do not use white out and resend them), by ripping off the front covers and using them as Christmas tags.
A Christmas Card to me is much more personal when received in the mail (rather than via email). Now, to my friends and family that send me e-cards, don't get me wrong; I still appreciate the thoughtfulness...but once I've read them, poof they are gone. I don't get to see them on display or reminisce over them next Christmas whilst I'm ripping them in two.
I know, I know..it's greener to send e-cards..but at least I recycle! I also know that stamps cost money, although they still are pretty cheap; so for me, it's just a preference.
I'm not just talking Christmas Cards here really; I seem to prefer hard copies of most things. Kindles and Kobo readers are really not my style... I like the smell and feeling of heaviness in my hands when I read a book; and dog earring the pages so it looks good and used. Letters! Remember those? I love giving and receiving them too, although I'm just as guilty as the next for sending an email in place of. I suppose I could print off your email, but then I'd miss out on your coffee stain in the left hand corner and the swirl of your handwriting.
I suppose it's a little hypocritical on my part, as I'm typing this blog..ON-LINE..(I mean there really is an upside to technology). I'm just putting it out there; There still does exist in this crazy on-line world the old fashion (or old..depending on who's reading) people like me who like the smell of paper in my nose, the feeling of paper in my hands and the feeling of nostalgia I get when I pull out old cards, letters, and books to read over and over again...