Electronic Greetings Day

Times move fast. It wasn’t too long ago that the thought of sending an electronic greeting to someone would have been impossible, so November 29th shows how far technology has come. Staying in touch with loved ones is easier than it has ever been, and the world feels a lot smaller than it did 25 years ago. Yes, it is convenient, but what does it mean to observe Electronic Greetings Day?

What Is Electronic Greetings Day?

The electronic greeting is actually not much younger than the email itself. It was invented in 1993, with the electronic greeting following shortly thereafter. MIT Media Lab was the birthplace of the first electronic greeting card website, although the exact date this day began is hard to determine.

Not only is this day the most convenient way of staying in touch, but it is also better for the environment. Think of all the paper saved by not having to write letters to stay in touch. This is also the cheaper option, so think of all the money saved if all birthdays, Christmases, and other life events were observed in this way.

Social media has taken over how we communicate every day, but when it comes to proper, sincere greetings, emails tend to be the best platform for a proper catch-up. This isn’t the only way, though. An electronic greeting can be a recorded video message or audio; it can be a picture with a little text forming the greeting.

There are so many possibilities when it comes to Electronic Greetings Day. These are very personal, which makes them ideal for greetings. Being able to save a video of the grandchildren sending a greeting will make the parents happier than a card they didn’t write.

How To Observe Electronic Greetings Day

The best way is to think of someone who would appreciate a greeting out of the blue. The family is always a good place to start. A friend you haven’t seen in a while or someone who lives far away are all people who would likely love an electronic greeting.

Maybe even remind them that you are thinking of them on Electronic Greetings Day. Use the hashtag #ElectronicGreetingsDay and get involved online. This can remind others to do the same and make someone’s day. Take some time to think about how much the world has changed for your generation.

The kids of today will think the world has always been this way, but many of us remember dropping letters off to send to family and friends, eagerly awaiting a reply two weeks later. Nowadays, if you don’t get a reply within a day or two, something is up.

You can always arrange for a group call with family members and turn the greeting into something bigger. The invite could be sent on November 29th, but whatever you do, make sure you create the time for what should be an easy task. Oh, and if you’re really strapped for time, just send a group email; it’s easier!

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 29 Friday
Next year (2025)
November 29 Saturday
Last year (2023)
November 29 Wednesday
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