In theory, staying in touch with friends and family separated by long distances is easier than ever today. In addition to exchanging emails or using an instant messenger program (remember those?), you can connect on Facebook, Twitter, or half a dozen other social networking sites. If that’s not enough, most people are just a quick text message or cell phone call away.
Let’s be honest though. If you have a Facebook page, you likely have friends on there you knew from college, or high school, or some other place and time in your past, that aren’t a big part of your life anymore. Sure, you can see their status updates, look at their photos, and see what they had for lunch or comment on that funny picture they re-posted from someone else. But how often do you actually talk to these people? Are they really part of your life anymore?
For all the high-tech ways we have of staying in touch with each other, we don’t often take advantage of the opportunity to remain close with these people, even if we still like to consider them important to us. We often find that when someone is that far away, we just don’t have much to talk about with them. It doesn’t help that most of the electronic means of communication at our fingertips are so impersonal. If anything, sending a text or posting on someone’s Facebook wall often accentuates the physical distance separating us from these people.
If you find yourself with an urge to reconnect with someone like this, you might try a text message or a Facebook post, and maybe it will work. But to truly connect on a personal level with someone whom you can’t speak with face to face, there really is no better way than sending a real letter the old-fashioned way. Why not pull out your pad of personalized papers and write a letter to an old friend, one who might live far away now?
By writing with pen and paper, your message will become closer and more personal. Not only will your custom stationery bring a personal feel to the letter that would otherwise be lacking, but the slower pace of writing a letter can cause you to choose your words differently, and really get to the heart of what you’d like to say. It’s a great way to stay close with someone who has moved far away, or reestablish contact with someone who might have drifted apart from you over time.
Alternatively, you could choose to send your message in the form of a personalized card. This is ideal for a birthday, anniversary, or other notable occasion, but can also be fun even if there is no particular upcoming event. Who doesn’t like to receive a personalized card in the mail?
Whether you choose to send a letter or a card, you can find the tools you need right here. GiftsIn24.com has customized stationery and cards to suit a wide variety of tastes, and without a doubt you can find the right medium with which to get in touch with someone you haven’t spoken to in awhile.