A personal touch to Xmas greetings
Christmas cards are sold in many shops, but they are not as popular as before because a lot of people now send e-cards and text messages.
Sending an e-card or text message is indeed quick, but I think Christmas cards are part of traditional culture. The receiver actually gets something solid, rather than a greeting on their computer or phone. They can keep the cards for as long as they want and look at it whenever they want to.
What's more, everyone's handwriting is different. Your handwriting can remind someone you love of sweet and precious memories. I've kept Christmas cards from my primary school days, and they sure bring back a lot of memories.
From the Editor
Thank you for your letter, Kui-chung. It is probably quite a sad Christmas for card makers. But, you are absolutely right. Ten or 20 years from now, you will not be able to look back on your Facebook page and reread things written by your friends. People forget that when they send out the 'Merry Christmas' line to hundreds of friends. Just the other day a former staff member of Young Post sent me a lovely Christmas card that I will keep and read over and over again.
Perhaps we need to think about what sort of memories we want to leave for our friends, and choose the special ones. Then we can make the time and put in the effort to make a keepsake.