E-cards are fast outpacing the traditional festive cards in printed form. A few years back, I was told by a player in this industry that the e-cards would be on a rise to capture the market. It is not too far away from reality now as the e-cards' dominant role is increasingly felt.
In time to come, the younger generations may view the traditional greeting cards as an antique. This may sound a bit far-fetched, but the trend is heading towards that.
This year alone, almost 70% of the Lunar New Year cards that I received are in e-form. Barely a few of them still kept to the printed form.
The top picture shows the CNY greetings we received from Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Alfred Jabu anak Numpang. In the past 10 years, we never missed Alfred Jabu's warm festive wishes.
The bottom picture shows Datu Haji Len Talif Salleh's CNY wishes to us.