We were just about to sit down and write our Christmas cards when we realised that actually, most of the people we deal with on a daily basis are online and it will be much easier, greener, more cost effective and better for the recipient if we send our cards electronically this year.

This got us thinking – how many other people have abandoned their usual tradition of sending Christmas cards in favour of sending their greetings online via social media platforms and e-cards.

So we surveyed 363 of our newsletter subscribers to find out how social media has affected their Christmas card sending habits, and in place of our usual Christmas card, we have put together this infographic showing the results of the survey.

Interestingly, nearly 80% send less Christmas cards than they sent five years ago, and nearly 30% of people only send their seasonal greetings online. Admittedly, our subscribers tend to be handy with a computer so the sample are more likely to be social media users than not, but the trend still shows that social media is changing the way we send our festive greetings.

Take a look at the results for yourself – would you agree with our sample?

Christmas Cards and Social Media