Christmas has come and gone in a blink of an eye, and in our ever-evolving tech era, it is no surprise that many holiday traditions have changed – and so has our waistline!
Here are our top 5 reasons why we believe Christmas has gone digital:
We don’t receive Christmas cards in the post – except from our Nanna of course!
Nowadays, the only post received by snail mail during Christmas is promotional. With sites such as Jib Jab giving us the option of sending an animated card with cute pugs singing Christmas cheers, why would anyone opt to send a plain old printed card?
Christmas Shopping is done online
With so many online shops to choose from and express delivery right to your door, online shopping is growing by the minute. In a recent local study, over 65% of Maltese shopped online and this number is expected to grow as more and more people gain confidence in online shopping.
Father Christmas sends emails and videos to kids
Some online sites now offer animated Christmas videos with a personalized message to children from Santa which can be sent directly via email – who needs chimneys when we have inbox?
We receive a gazillion Merry Christmas messages on Facebook
Finding it hard to thank everyone for their messages of merriment? Clicking thumbs up should do the job nicely!
Everyone has an Insta Story on Christmas Day
Scrolling through Instagram on Christmas Day becomes time-consuming with so many followers snapping themselves during the holidays
Although it might appear that Christmas has gone digital throughout the years, some traditions are still being kept alive. Young children still write a traditional letter to Santa with their Christmas wishlist and post it in the letterbox. MaltaPost even offers a service where a letter from Santa is sent to the return address on the back of the envelope.
Christmas cards are still exchanged at local schools among children who enjoy both giving and receiving them. Let us also not forget about the traditionally baked Christmas cookies that are also doing the rounds in schools.
And while it seems that Christmas will continue to become more digitized and some traditions will be lost, it feels good to know that our future generations are still upholding some the old, more meaningful traditions.
Have you gone digital this Christmas? Let us know in the comments below.