Once again here’s a wee compilation of season greeting cards (both e- and IRL). You can see as time goes on the cards become more corporate (or rather ‘organizational’) and less personal, as every email address becomes a marketing contact. I’m no better, but whoah. I kind of miss that human touch.
Top of the pops no doubt is this actual real-world card I got with pictures of this too-cute family of, let’s call them repeat offenders:
I <3 this family so much - they're all such wonderful people.
The Long Island City Cultural Alliance sent along a holiday greeting, along with the following Flipagram that cameos yours truly!
Healthfirst, my provider-of-choice mandated by the Affordable Care Act, sent along this nice greeting e-card with a stay-healthy memo:
BotFactory, winners of the 2015 MakerCon Launch Pad Competition, sent over this funny seasonal photo of their staff:
So I maintain a folder in my inbox where all my subscription emails go to – lists, promos, etc. – and I just opened it for the first time since just before Xmas. There are more ‘holiday greetings’ in that folder from brands and labels than all the e-cards I’ve received over the past decade combined. From startups to retailers I engaged once in an airport or something like this, they’re all wishing me a great Xmas and New Year’s. I can’t screenshot them all, but you get the idea – your inbox too is probably full.