The holidays are all about. It won't be long now. Christmas is just around the corner. For some of us, sending out Christmas cards is a big deal. It's an opportunity to wish family and friends a peaceful and joyous time of year. However, I've noticed I don't receive as many cards in the mail as in years past. Are Christmas cards even a thing anymore?

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There are reasons why we may be seeing a sharp decline. The Friendship Blog could be on to something here, with some very legitimate reasons. It's a new day and age. While I still wish my friends and loved ones a wonderful Christmastime, things are, well...different. Here's why.

LOOK: HERE ARE 6 REASONS WHY YOU MAY NOT GET A CHRISTMAS CARD THIS YEAR

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Expense

Your average holiday card nowadays costs between $2 and $5. Throw on a postage stamp, and multiply by the number of friends and family. It gets expensive.

Social Media

Many people are opting to go the paperless route in general. With Facebook, Instagram, email and more, it's pretty easy to post a family update or send an electronic greeting.

Cell Phones

Cell phone cameras are everywhere. It's simple to snap a picture of the family pet or that ugly sweater and send it off. Things have come a long way since the days of having prints developed.

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Time

It's a legitimate reason. With all the end-of-year demands, time is precious. If you're writing cards by hand, the time commitment can be quite a lot.

Friendship Downgrade

This may be a tough pill to swallow, but perhaps some friendships just aren't what they used to be. Lives veer in different directions. Besides, it's hard to maintain a friendship with a once-a-year greeting.

Did You Send Them a Card?

Some folks pay close attention to who sends them Christmas cards. You have to give them to get them. If you didn't send one, they may be returning the favor.

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Christmas cards are a tradition that goes back generations. But the physical card seems to be going by the wayside. As with everything else, technology is moving forward. The good news is you can still wish your friends a Merry Christmas. There are plenty of great digital card sites that'll send your "Season's Greetings" instantly.

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