There are few things that make us smile more than a handwritten note from a faraway friend, but sometimes keeping in touch can feel cumbersome and overwhelming, you know? Here's our solution:
Forget birthdays and anniversaries, holidays and special occasions. Send a few "Thinking of you, for no reason at all" cards each month to whoever pops in your mind first. Is your kid's principal working overtime on the spring auction? Pen her a note of encouragement. Is your nephew stressing about his upcoming finals? Pop a few kind words in the mail (and maybe some cash for takeout!). Feeling grateful for your best friend that's always been there? Put it in writing, then put a stamp on it.
Want to make it even easier on yourself? Sign up for Nicely Noted, a subscription service that delivers three letterpress cards (and stamps!) straight to your door, every month for just $20 - a simple reminder that it's time to spread some joy from your neck of the woods.
p.s. Need some help crafting the perfect letter? Here's how to write how you feel.