Whatsapp, video calling replace traditional greetings

ISLAMABAD, Aug 19 (APP):Owing to modern tech based means of communiqué such as social media and Whatsapp, interaction has lost the human touch as writing letters and sending Eid greeting cards has become a past story during celebratory events.

During last decade, sending and receiving Eid cards and greeting letters was replaced with e-mails while in current decade this trend has been replaced with video calls, voice messages and GIF images or animated pictures.

Once a routine for most families and acquaintances to spend time in selecting, buying, writing and posting the Eid or birthday greetings to friends has now become a mere click or touch on their smartphone screens.

Talking to APP, manager of Islamabad’s oldest bookshop ‘Mr. Books’ Ali Ahmad said that the tradition of costumers asking for Eid or greeting cards has become so rare. “We had to shrink down our Card corner due to the lesser demand of Eid cards by costumers.