about the practicality of still sending cards? In his technological era of skype, e-mail, ecards etc does the “old fashioned” celebratory paper card, envelope and postage stamp still have a place in society?
Personally, I’m unfazed as to the method of conveyance – the most important facet is “to feel the love”. That said, DH’s sisters (both live overseas) are quite particular about sending and receiving tangible expressions of good will so in response four hand-written missives lie ready to join the snail mail train to honour various January red letter days.
I am an enthusiastic exponent of the “there’s a right way and a wrong way to do things on a social level” philosophy. However, my question still remains – is it more appropriate (from an etiquette point of view) to still send cards for ritual, annual festivities (in other words discounting “one offs” – births, deaths and marriages) or does etiquette really not influence human behaviour anymore and its all about convenience?
PS – After an intense session of web-surfing (a mug of tea at hand for inspiration) in an attempt to find an amusing visual anecdote to conclude my musings, I find myself empty handed! Apparently etiquette is not a laughing matter 😉
“Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential. ” Will Cuppy OR “Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin. ” Quentin Crisp