Are digital holiday cards tacky?

posted 10 months ago in Holidays
Post # 2
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think it’s fine either way, that said, I prefer physical cards myself. Can you just print address labels? I printed my return labels + address labels so all I have to do is slap those on and a stamp and it’s super easy. 

Post # 3
1364 posts
Bumble bee

I much prefer mailed cards myself.  But I really don’t think it matters much overall.  Some people are not going to like digital cards much.  Some people will love it and appreciate you saving paper.  Some people don’t care much about cards period.  If I wanted to send digital cards then that’s what I’d send!

Post # 4
2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Since holiday cards are entirely voluntary and etiquette does not dictate that you send them (as opposed to thank you cards for instance), I can’t see how a digital version can be rude. That said, in your situation, I would probably forgo them all together this year. Part of the fun of holidays cards (at least for me) is getting something physical in the mail and displaying them during the season. But no, I wouldn’t think you are rude at all for sending a holiday card that happend to be digital. And from an environmental standpoint, it’s probably a better idea.

Post # 5
11974 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I don’t think online cards are inherently less personal than the mass produced, preprinted kind, without an individual note. I don’t really care for either of those two options. 

Post # 6
2014 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I perfer not to get holiday cards. Save your self the trouble and don’t send them this year. 

Post # 7
6534 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

tressasrich :  I like physical cards because I love getting real mail. That said, I’m not going to be upset by an e-card, I’d just find it a bit impersonal because all it requires is typing in email addresses. Kinda pointless. If I were you I’d skip it this year or only send cards in return to those who initiate. You’ve written enough!

Post # 8
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I would rather not get a card than get an e-card. I think they are tacky and annoying. I also don’t care if I get holiday cards or not and do not send them.

Post # 10
640 posts
Busy bee

No, save the trees!!

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