Ever since the middle ages, people have been exchanging Christmas messages (and presents). Has that tradition changed much in our world where everyone is just a call, IM, or SMS message away?
The answer to that question isn’t simple. While we all run around with our eyes focused on our devices, we still value our traditions. Then there is the issue of whether an SMS message is considered less, more, or as thoughtful as a physical card. That’s when things get really interesting.
To set the stage for the discussion, let’s take a quick jaunt through the last thousand years or so to see how our Christmas card tradition evolved over the ages.