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I don’t know if it’s a symptom or simply a coincidence.

For the first time in many, many years, I’ve been left with a shortage of viable Mother’s Day cards.

There are plenty of Mom’s day cards for Moms (and other family members), but fewer than ever for other Moms. And few, if any, of those are fun.

I like to send Mom’s Day cards to all the Moms I know. I tend to lean on fun cards more (see: Shoebox brand), but I’ll go with simple wishes, too, if that’s all there is.

Not this year. Not only was Shoebox reduced to a dozen or so, but even the “normal” card selection was awful. And the ones that were there were terrible. Bad rhymes, bad puns or bad ideas. I can’t put my signature on anything like that.

So, for the first time ever, the bulk of my Mother’s Day cards will be sent out electronically. It irritates and depresses me, but such is (apparently) the way the world is changing. As email destroyed snail mail, so it would appear that texting and e-cards are beginning to pound the nails into greeting cards.

Sigh. I never would have imagined it.

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