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Bishop says post a real card this Christmas
The Bishop of Hertford has backed a campaign calling for people to send real Christmas cards this year.
The campaign, launched by leading ethical retailer Traidcraft, challenges the e-card culture which has seen increasing numbers of people sending Christmas greetings through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
The Bishop of Hertford, the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, said; “I love technology and social media and I use it a lot. But it can be a bit impersonal and frankly sometimes a bit cold. It's so important to remember that human connection and reaching out to one another is a basic human need.
That's why I think at Christmas nowadays something has been lost by the trend to either send no cards, or e-cards or a group email. Sometimes traditional is good, so why not write cards and deliver some of them yourself? Because it's not just the card, but it's that one to one connection.