More than 30 million people from around the world visit London, making it the third most visited city in the world. Everyone should visit London at least once in their lifetime no matter where they live. However, even though London has so much to offer, according to a recent report, more than 3.5 million people living in the UK have never visited London.
Postcards thanks to modern technology and the damage that they have on the planet, have declined in popularity. A few decades ago, one of the most bought items when people visited London were postcards. However, in recent years postcards have declined in popularity. Twenty years ago, more than 20 million postcards were sold each year around the world, but in 2020 that figure reduced by almost 75% to just 5 million.
In 2020 only around 120,000 postcards were sent from people living in and visiting the UK. However, even though postcards have declined, it does not mean that people have stopped sending pictures to family and friends of places they have visited in London. Postcards have now been replaced with Ecards. More people than ever people are now sending Ecards which have many benefits over postcards. They include cost, speed of delivery, and how they don’t damage the planet.
London is not just one of the most visited cities in the world, it is also one of the most popular places to send an Ecard from. More people are sending London Ecards than ever before, and once lockdown is over and London opens its doors to tourists, it is believed that a record number of London Ecards will be sent.
So, what are the advantages of Ecards compared to postcards?
London Ecards and Ecards in general including birthday cards, Christmas cards, and get-well cards, are more cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and give the sender an increased relationship with the recipient. Those sending the Ecards can put their own stamp on the card instead of the standard message that traditional postcards have.
One of the biggest advantages of an Ecard over a traditional postcard is how you can make it more personal. You can easily add the message to the card that you want to send.
Kinder to the Environment
More than 88% of postcards are thrown away, which means they could end up in a landfill somewhere unless the owner of the postcard puts it in their recycling bin.
We all have an obligation to save the planet and reduce our carbon footprint. By using Ecards instead of traditional postcards, we are all making an important step to save the planet for future generations.
It is not just about when the card gets thrown away that could damage the earth, it is also the many factors that go into making the card. If we look at the petrol that is used to pick up the material for the printing factories and then look at the petrol used to deliver the postcards. Then you have to look at the cardboard boxes the postcards are put into for delivery.
By using Ecards instead of postcards, it reduces our carbon footprint.
Ecards are Cost-Effective
Another important factor for why people should send Ecards when visiting London or other destinations rather than sending a postcard is the cost. Ecards are more cost-effective than postcards, which is a major benefit.
Ecards are much faster than postcards. When you send a postcard, it could take a few days to be received. However, when you send an Ecard it can be received straight away.
With so many benefits with London Ecards compared to postcards, why don’t you send an Ecard the next time you visit London?