Every so often, I dedicate a couple hours to writing letters to some of my friends. If you’re feeling down or disconnected from friends or family, I would highly recommend writing them letters. Most of my friends live pretty far away now, and I miss having them around. Writing letters to them is a fun and particularly thoughtful way to let them know how much I care about and miss them.
Obviously, free to use modern technology to communicate and reach out to your friends anytime you need or want to talk to them. At the same time, though, you can also start writing them letters. They’ll know you mean it when you say that you miss them or that you’re thinking about them when they see you’re putting in a little bit of extra effort even when they’re not around anymore.
There’s something really therapeutic about writing things out. Maybe you need to vent to a friend or you’re not sure if you really need to vent. You can write a letter, but you could always end up deciding not to send it if you change your mind. Or it can be a way to share something that’s difficult to talk about.
It’s also a creative outlet for me. I try to add cute, funny, or creative details to the letters I send out. This might mean adding colorful tape to the envelope, drawing on that envelope, using a different kind of stationery, or something else entirely. Whatever the case, I try to get at least a little creative, and then I feel like I’ve sent something truly beautiful. I love thinking about my friends receiving something so colorful and creative mixed in with all their other mail.
You’ll likely receive a call or text from your friend letting you know the letter was received, especially if this isn’t something you do very often. I’ve had several friends text me very excitedly when they receive one of my letters. This always makes me particularly happy because then I know it was worth it to take the time to write a letter, put a stamp on it, and drop it off at the post office. It makes me feel happy when I know I’ve made someone else’s day.
So if you’re looking for a creative way to stay in touch with your friends, I would definitely recommend writing them letters. You might even get some letters back as well.