This holiday season, Google will snail-mail a free holiday postcard on your behalf. Yes, through the mail and everything. As this blog post tells the story of one postcard:
"Every year around this time I start thinking about the annual holiday email I send to friends and family members. I usually email my mom, dad, sister, friends and co-workers. But the one person who appreciates my season's greetings the most - my grandma - is stuck in the pre-digital age of snail-mail. Of course, I could go to a store, aimlessly wander through the aisles, choose a card, wait in line to pay for it, go to the post office, pick up some stamps, etc., etc. ? but wouldn't it be so much easier just to fill out a form and have Gmail handle the rest?"
To send a card, visit gmail.com/holidaycard Google will only be able to send cards to U.S. addresses and to a limited number of people (due to limited Gmail elf availability), so be sure to request one soon.