it's great to get internet greetings saying Happy Birthday -- email, FB, twitter, and even e-cards. e-cards can be amazing. but you know what? my favorite is still snail mail cards. i know, i know, they use up trees for paper, they cost money and need stamps, exhaust-spewing trucks and gas hogging planes have to transport them across the country. plastic pens are a blight upon the earth i'm sure.
i love the suspense of bringing them home from the p.o. and opening them.
i love that my friends went to all this trouble to choose one, write on it, lick it, stamp it, mail it.
i love that they are around the house for as long as you want them, and whisper to you "you have friends out there!"
it's good to have that reminder lying around your house.
especially in cold January!