I suggested the idea of e-cards as an EF feature a few weeks ago. That would still allow cards to be sent, but more anonymously, as they'd go to an email address only. Granted, that would still mean that you would have to give up your email address, but creating an alias isn't that hard. For example, through Yahoo, I'm able to create an alias email that I use for this site only and I access it through my regular email account. In other words, my inbox contains email from both accounts.
E-cards would also allow for an integration with Facebook and would make it possible to send adult and non-adult-themed e-cards to friends and family. There could be birthday, holiday, get well, love-themed, sex-themed, and other cards and the creative community member we have here could probably to a great job, if the t-shirts are any example. E-cardss would be especially advantageous for EF since they'd get free advertising out of it. There could even be an option to attach a gift card. I could go on and on.
Examples of how beneficial this could be:
1. In a recent thread, redvinylkitty was lamenting the fact that her birthday always seems to be overlooked. I bet she wouldn't feel that way if her inbox was flooded with e-cards.
2. Illusional is nervous and anxious about starting a new life in Baltimore. E-cards expressing support can be more soothing and supporting than our typed words in a thread.
OK, I'm done. Sorry for the threadjack.