The Power Of Postcards
Rather than send it in a text, mail it to them.
How often do you throw away your birthday cards? Do you put them in a box and never look at them again but the thought of getting rid of them makes you sad? Because same. We all love getting cards or a little note. It makes us feel special as someone was thinking about us.
For nearly a year, we’ve not been able to see, hug or be with loved ones properly. At times it feels like we might be socially distanced forever. But talking on the phone to said loved ones might get a little repetitive as nothing new is happening; there's not much to say.
However, not saying much it written form is actually rather thoughtful. I’m sure your grandparents will tell you about how they would go on holiday and send a postcard to those back home. What may sound outdated, ends up catching a glips of history. The sentence “so, today I went to the shop, had to queue and once I got to the front of the line, I realized I had forgotten my mask” will sound very strange in 30 years.
So, the next time someone crosses your mind, send them a postcard. Write about your very mediocre day and say you thought of them. I will guaranty it will make them smile and feel connected to you instantly. They'll keep it forever and probably show their grandchildren one day when talking about 2021.
A small gesture can go a long way.