Computer technology has created new ways for us to share our thoughts and feelings.
There are pre-made products for us to use like animated greeting cards, electronic ‘gifts’ on social networking sites.
But there are also very simple tools out there that we can use to be creative and make something with our own hands. Well, with one hand, one finger even.
Video and audio editing software, photo editors, graphic design programs – all of them serve as time and space-saving electronic versions of paper and glue and enable us to create a piece of our emotion, a digital one that is.
And the greatest thing about it is that that digital piece of our emotion can be shared with the person of interest, you guessed it, digitally. We don’t even need to be near them, or see them.
Imagine if you’re traveling or just don’t have the opportunity to see each other and you get something made for you by someone who cares about you?
Here, for example, I posted a video that I made myself from several images I found on Google images and a good old Freddie Mercury song.
It didn’t took me long and I used a simple consumer editing software. But wouldn’t this be a great Valentine’s day or anniversary day greeting?
Of course technology can’t replace home-made meals, freshly baked cookies and guitar serenades at her door. (OK, fine, scratch the guitar serenade).
But I think it is a great digital alternative to them. And yet another way to show that you care, with personal touch.