Elio Martinez, a friend, makes a good point. Perhaps we need our day of national election to be a national holiday. This may tell us (and the world) that this is an important day, that we should focus on our decision more than we do, and that we are very serious about the decision we make on this very important day.
Jane's comments about holiday cards vs email cards is are worth noting. It is a tough time of year for many with cards and gifts decisions to make ... But, as my mother used to say, "... if you don't remember me364 days of the year, forget me on my birthday!" In other words, the one day a year remembrance doesn't do much, especially for busy people.