Social Media Platforms Replaces Culture Of Eid Cards, SMS
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th May, 2019 ) :Most of the people specially Youth turns to social media platforms for reaching out to each other instead of sharing Eid wishes with old tradition of Eid cards and SMS through mobile phones.
The culture of writing letters and sending Eid cards is fast diminishing in present society not only in Pakistan but across the world. Eid greetings can now be sent across the mile through e-card, e-mail and so on.
People used to send Eid cards to relatives, friends and loved ones at the arrival of Eids whether Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid-ul Azha. This trend is almost no more because of too much use of advancement in technology that not only ensures timely delivery but a quickly reply also.
A printing company worker said people have lost their interest and opted for sharing greetings through electronic means.
A shopkeeper Asad Nomi said that the tradition of sending eid cards to loved ones to with greetings had become a part of history.
Social media sites and instant messaging apps, including the Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Whatsapp, have been flooded with 'Eid Mubarak' greetings for a couple of days before the Eid day, said 20 year old Sobia Zia.
"We used to exchange different kinds of Eid cards with unique designs and texts, once. I even remember there being some musical cards back in the day. I loved opening them repeatedly," a citizen recalled, adding, "children these days do not even know what an Eid card is." Eid card business used to flourish after mid of Ramazan and continued until Chand Raat, said Zia Khan, a shopkeeper who ever displayed hundreds of greeting cards on every Eid and other greeting occasions.