(List of free online Raya cards at the end of this post)
I remember during school days when there was no such thing as online greeting cards, oh heck, there was no such thing as the Internet too. At school, I would buy maybe one or two stacks of Raya cards to give to my friends, and the best looking one to some girl that I have a crush on. Ok wait, there were two girls. Anyway, I think it was so much fun then to exchange cards and write some corny lines or lovey dovey ones. And when I get a card back from the girl that I liked, I would treat that card as something so valuable that I even put it on the table next to my bed.
Those were the days.
In today’s world, people tends to get lazy. It all began during the Internet boom era, sometime in 1995. People stopped sending physical greeting cards but instead opted for the virtual types. It’s good in a way because it is mostly free and the recipients will get the card(s) almost immediately, no matter in which part of the world they are. So time and money are saved.
The bad thing about it is that, there’s no personal touch to it. I mean, literally. Say if you received your physical Raya card or CNY card or Christmas card or any other greeting cards from someone you love, you KNOW for sure that he/she would touched that card, write on it, sprayed perfume on it or maybe kissed it too. And that is personal. If it’s virtual card? You can’t do any of those except including in some midi music file to it and your message. That’s about it. Sad huh?
Oh well, I am not here today to bring out the bad and good points of sending a virtual card. Bottom line is, it’s the thought that counts, right?
So here’s a compilation of websites that provides free online greeting cards (especially Raya cards) for your sending pleasure. Go crazy.
- Hari Raya Puasa
- E-Card @ Cari
- MMU Greeting
- The Star Greetings
- Kad Viral (To embed in Facebook, MySpace etc..)
- 123 Greetings
- The Eid
- Eid Wishes
- Greeting Cards – Ramadhan
Selamat Hari Raya ya’ll!