With the increase in technology-based communication, the holiday tradition of mailing Christmas cards is becoming less commonplace for NY residents. They are purchasing fewer paper cards and instead using social media and e-mail to send their holiday greetings.
Syracuse University professor Robert Thompson said that social media has made sending annual family updates redundant since many family members already know what has been happening throughout the year from e-mail and other outlets.
According to AM NY, businesses such as Delphinium Home in Hell’s Kitchen said that although card sales aren’t completely gone, people are buying significantly fewer boxes of cards than before. Free Arts NYC, which sells cards made from children’s drawings, is even considering scanning their work into e-cards to cope with this change.