#1583: SocialShelf

I’m a bit annoyed by the multi-billion dollar greetings card industry which pumps out expensive pap-verse, based on chopped-down trees.

So anyone can send an e-card and that’s good, if lacking in one essential element of such cards. You can’t easily create a mantelpiece display of them.

Today’s invention is an updated version of the greetings card display. It consists of a number of different-sized electronic picture frames joined together and placed on one’s shelf or mantelpiece at some celebratory time.

As people send you e-cards, for eg your birthday, these appear in the frames…perhaps slowly cycling from frame to frame; perhaps issuing recorded messages from the senders.

The effect is to raise spirits of the recipient more than the individual cards would and also to display their social standing as someone with lots of friends.

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