Do you remember all of those sometimes cute, sometimes funny, and sometimes downright obnoxious electronic greeting cards that used to appear in your email inbox? Well, if you hadn’t guessed it, there’s actually a day devoted to electronic greetings. Fittingly, that day is known as Electronic Greetings Day.
Purpose of Electronic Greetings Day:
Believe it or not, there is actually a whole day devoted to electronic greetings. This could include social media, email, blogs and other forms of electronic greetings or communication.
Origin of Electronic Greetings Day:
The first mention of electronic greetings day was around the 1990’s and 2000’s when e-cards were first available to the general public. Since this is hard to pinpoint as I’m not sure when the first electronic greetings day was, I have had to make a rough guess when it was first created as a proper event, and used the timescale of when e-cards were first released between 1990 and 2000 to help me make my guess.
History of Electronic Greetings Day
With technology growing to be an ever more important component of our day to day lives over the last few decades and the fact that it’s continuing to do so (no arguing – in all likelihood you’re reading this article on a computer, a smartphone, or a tablet), the advent of electronic greetings became inevitable. You might remember all of those e-cards back in the late 1990s when everyone in the US was just starting to have a personal computer at home – those may seem so dated now, with their low-resolution graphics and all, but in their day it was quite an exciting thing to get an animated greeting card in your email.
These days, things like Facebook stickers and other electronic greetings dominate the field, but the concept remains more or less unchanged. Electronic greetings are here to stay, and why not celebrate them with their own day? Since any mention of exactly when Electronic Greetings Day first occurred seems to be unavailable, we’re going to venture a guess and posit that the occasion was created by those websites which sell e-cards – most likely sometime between the late 1990s and mid-2000s.