Don’t you think it’s nice when you get something in the mail that’s not a bill? Maybe a card or a letter? You may think why, when you can keep in touch by Social Media or Text, or maybe call each other, but there is something special about a letter received in the post, even if you have to wait that little longer for your reply.
These days it seems that ‘snail mail’ (mail delivered in the post) is left for bills and circulars which is very sad. I spent my younger days enjoying my penpal relationships. I had friends all over the country and even further afield. I would write down my letter, pop it in the post and then wait for a couple of weeks for a reply. Some of my long distance friendships dwindled away quite quickly, others I wrote to for several years. I used to love receiving my letters and always made sure I was settled down cosy before opening and reading them.
Besides my penpals, I would also write letters to my friends. They mostly lived on the same street so I could pop my letters through the door without a stamp. It was still special though we could tell each other how much fun we’d had together and what we were looking forward to most when we got together again. Then later on I would write letters to my boyfriend on days he couldn’t get over to see me. These were days when mobiles and internet did not exist, and if I wanted to speak to him on the phone I’d have to walk to the corner and use the payphone. Of course, he would write to me too and yes, I had a stack of love letters.
If you feel you need a break from the digital age why don’t try something different and send a card or letter to a friend or loved one.
February 7th is Send a Card to a Friend Day, which is the perfect opportunity to grab your pen and write a lovely note to someone special in your life. Over on Hallmark they have a lovely range of friendship cards that would be perfect.
So, what would you write on your card? Well, sometimes it’s easier to write words down than to say them so why not write something straight from your heart. Tell them how you feel, tell them you are so happy they are in your life. Talk to them about the things you love doing together, or even invite them for a day or evening out. Give them a boost, let them know how great you think they are. I’m sure that whatever you say they will be thrilled to receive your card.
Do you want to include something else, a little gift maybe? It could be something real simple like a bag of sweets with a charming note, like this.
Or maybe a little momento that lets them know how you feel about your friendship, like this.
Or even a small soft toy, like an Itty Bitty, there are loads to choose from and I’m sure you could find one that reflects your friendship.
Would you send a card or a letter to a friend? What would you say?