I got my box with cards out and in there I found some cards sent to me. Those cards really made me smile. Cards with beautiful motifs and handwriting - I thought: We have to get back to handwritten Chritsmas cards that we send in the mail! (I know it won't happen).
When I worked in the hospitality industry a few years back, I one summer was asked by a tourist to answer a questionaire. She came from Japan and was a student who did research on her way around Europe. She said that if I answered her questions she would send me a Christmas card. It was high summer in Norway and Christmas was not on my mind at all. I can still remember how surprised and happy I felt when I found a Christmas card from Japan in the mailbox.
I am all for mobile phones and social media. I am glad to have experienced life both with and without it, an I regard SMS and social media as progress. It is just something different to get a handwritten card rather than a meassage on the phone or on facebook.