At a time where instant messaging has taken over mailing letters, shopping for greeting cards and writing letters have become a lost art. In replacement to the charming, quintessential holiday cards come the rise of ecards, which are a fast, convenient alternative that can easily be customised and sent within a single click of a button. Ecards are now the way of the future, but that doesn’t always mean it’s better.

Birthdays are important. They only come once a year. When the big day comes, it’s best to celebrate in style. If you have a colleague, friend, or relative who is celebrating his or her birthday, it won’t hurt to greet them.

A great way to show someone you cared enough to greet them on their birthday is by sending them a card. When it comes to birthday cards, you should unleash a little creativity. After all, you want to make the celebrant feel special on his or her birthday, don’t you?. Sure, you can buy a pre-made birthday card. But a card you made yourself says more and will make a big difference.

In an age where e-greetings, phone calls, and personal messages are the most common ways to greet people, one question is often raised: are greeting cards becoming a thing of the past? Although personal forms of communication and technologically driven methods are the most preferred way for a business to greet and interact with customers on special occasions, greeting cards are still very much relevant today.