The 21st century has brought so many new and exciting advancements in technology that allows consumers to do all sort of things with greater ease and convenience. Nowadays, you can even send a greeting card at the drop of hat just by clicking a mouse.
The days of getting lost in the greeting card aisle at the grocery store are long gone. Looking through each card trying to find that specific one which conveys the right message is now easier than ever. This is an era of electronic cards, or e-cards.
Websites are popping up everywhere that offer consumers the opportunity to pick out an e-card, which can be sent directly to somebody’s e-mail box. Even more convenient is that these companies can remember when you sent your mom a birthday e-card and will remind you the next year that her birthday is coming up again.
With the advance in mobile technologies, Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) which is basically a picture text message, became more popular. E-cards are also available on mobile phones! Mobile e-cards are offered by different mobile content providers and carriers and are available on most mobile handsets.
The fact that e-cards are sent through a computer or cell phone, means they do not just have to be a simple message. Many e-cards have animation, music and can be customized. Not to mention that when using e-cards, the sender does not have to deal with lines at the post office during the holiday season or worry that it will not arrive on time.
E-cards are also attractive to those who are embracing the green lifestyle. When someone sends an e-card, they are reducing their waste because they do not use up any paper or fuel that is normally used in the production of greeting cards.
Due to the convenience, quality and sustainability of these e-cards, it seems that the X-Generation is rightly taking advantage of the technology age.