National Electronic Greetings Day

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Welcome to the wonderful world of National Electronic Greetings Day! Get ready to send some virtual hugs and digital high-fives as we dive into the thrilling history of this electrifying holiday.

When is Electronic Greetings Day?

It's national electronic greetings day on the 29th November.

The Spark of Electronic Greetings Day

Picture this: It's a frosty morning, and you reluctantly trudge through the snow to your mailbox. You eagerly open it, hoping for a sweet card from your loved ones. But alas, it's empty. It's a classic tale of disappointment that many people can relate to. That's where National Electronic Greetings Day comes to the rescue!

This delightful holiday celebrates the rise of electronic greetings, also known as e-cards. These virtual cards burst onto the scene with a flash of pixelated confetti and a chorus of electronic jingles. With just a few clicks, you can send personalized messages to your friends, family, and colleagues, brightening their day in an instant.

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we now have a plethora of platforms to choose from when it comes to electronic greetings. From heartfelt messages to hilarious animations, there's an e-card for every occasion and every kind of recipient.

The Digital Evolution of Greetings

Before e-cards took over the digital world, traditional greeting cards were all the rage. People would eagerly browse through racks of paper cards, searching for the perfect message to express their feelings. It was a time-consuming process that often involved agonizing decisions and frenzied searches for stamps.

However, in the early days of the internet, a visionary named Judith Donath had a brilliant idea. What if we could transcend the limitations of paper and send greetings instantly across cyberspace? And just like that, the era of electronic greetings was born.

Since then, e-cards have become a staple in our digital lives. They've evolved from basic designs with flashing text to sophisticated creations that can rival the craftsmanship of traditional cards. You can now choose from a vast array of themes, styles, and customizations to make each e-card truly unique.

Spread the Digital Joy

To fully embrace the spirit of National Electronic Greetings Day, it's time for you to join the e-card revolution! Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Explore various e-card platforms and find one that resonates with your style.
  • Choose a fitting occasion or create your own reason to send an e-card.
  • Add a heartfelt or funny message to make the recipient smile.
  • Personalize the e-card with photos, videos, or even dancing hamsters if that's your jam.
  • Click that magical 'Send' button and wait for the digital confetti to fly.

Remember, the power of electronic greetings lies not only in their convenience but also in the thought and care behind each message. So, let your digital creativity shine and brighten someone's day with a virtual hug or an electrifying high-five!

History behind the term 'Electronic Greetings'


The Birth of Email

In 1978, email revolutionized communication by allowing people to send digital messages over computer networks. This marked a significant step in the evolution of communication technology. Email enabled users to send text-based messages instantly, replacing traditional letter writing and telegrams.


The Emergence of E-cards

In 1984, electronic greetings made their debut with the creation of the first electronic greeting card, known as an e-card. This innovation allowed people to send digital, customizable greetings for various occasions, such as birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries. E-cards quickly gained popularity due to their convenience and ability to convey heartfelt messages in a visually appealing format.


Introduction of Internet-based E-greetings

In 1997, internet-based e-greetings emerged, providing a platform for users to send electronic greetings through email or websites dedicated to such services. This advancement expanded the reach of electronic greetings, allowing individuals to send personalized messages to friends, family, and colleagues worldwide. Internet-based e-greetings featured animated graphics, music, and interactive elements, adding excitement and interactivity to the traditional concept of greeting cards.


The Rise of Social Media Greetings

With the advent of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, the way people sent greetings online transformed. In 2007, social media greetings became popular as users could post public messages on each other's profiles, wishing them well on special occasions. These public greetings allowed others to engage in the celebration and further expanded the concept of electronic greetings beyond one-to-one communication.


Mobile E-greetings Take Center Stage

As smartphones became ubiquitous, mobile e-greetings gained immense popularity. In 2012, the integration of e-greetings into mobile apps and messaging platforms made it easier for users to send greetings on the go. This development enabled people to celebrate special occasions with their loved ones, regardless of their physical location, further bridging the gap between distance and celebration.

Did you know?

Did you know that the most popular day to send electronic greetings is Valentine's Day? Spread the digital love!


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First identified

29th November 2016

Most mentioned on

29th November 2020

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