HYDERABAD: Trend of sending eid card is fading away with the time and now people prefer E-card service and send Short Messaging Service (SMS) to greet their loved ones on the occasion.
A few years back the city Eid card sellers arranged many stall at different areas of Hyderabad but now-a-days with the introduction of modern technology people consider using eid cards as obsolete and prefer shortcut method of E-card and SMS.
Aliya, a student at Szabist , said, "I do not have much time to go to shop and buy eid cards and then send them to my friends. Instead, I chose some nice SMS from Internet and send them to my friends and relatives with just a click".
Owner of a gift shop at Cannt Bazaar admitted that trend of buying eid cards is diminishing with time.
He said, "Few years back, we have to hire extra staff for selling eid cards. Eid cards selling used to gain momentum after 15th Ramazan and Pakistan post office gave special instructions to the people to dispatch their cards on time".
"But, now gone are the days and with the cheap communication SMS is the most used service for exchanging eid greetings.
Alvina, a 4th year student at Sindh University said, "With the sighting of the Shawwal moon, I send eid greeting SMS to my friends which continues on eid day and following day as well".
Another student Bilawal said, "SMS is the quickest and less expensive way to convey eid greetings to our friends and relatives".
A free SMS package offered by the cellular companies has made it possible to greet thousands of people in few seconds.
Fakhrah, a housewife said, "Eid cards are no longer having a special value among the people and they are replaced by the SMS and E-card service".