A quick poll here suggests this is really a question about when you were born - the youngsters in the office look at me quizzically when I post off my jolly cards, as one might someone carrying a walkman tape recorder...But this year I must admit it seems less and less likely this tradition will survive.

Our portfolio company Arkivum is committed to preserving the digital world and regularly blogs about the hidden ephemeral value of it. Whilst Christmas cards are not top of the IUCN near-extinct red list, it is a small - but real - reminder of how much heritage is going digital today.