Pictures||Before social media and digital pictures I often printed pictures and mailed copies to family, especially my grandparents, who I didn’t see very often. I take this for granted now as I feel I’m constantly sharing but my grandmother is definitely NOT on the computer! I noticed last week at Walgreens a lady actually hooked her iphone directly to the photo booth and was printing pictures. Really, how long does this take and it could totally make someones day! Thanks to Michelle at Grammie Time for her post reminding me it is Grandparents Day this coming Sunday!
Gift Cards||College students and young adults too will always, always be grateful if they receive some snail mail that includes a little gift of free food! Take a minute to write a sweet note and send some love to a college student and I promise they will be stoked! Of course goodie boxes like this are always a great option too.
Birthdays||Remember when there was no Facebook to remind you of your friends birthday?! You actually had to write the date down and send a for real card if you wanted them to know they were thought of. Take a minute to plan at the beginning of the month and send cards to a few friends and let them know you wish them well. Maybe include a memory or two of some fun you shared in birthdays passed.
Just because||I think a lot of times it’s easy to remember to send a sympathy card when someone has just lost a loved one. You send the card and then your life moves on but that loss is permanent for that person. Maybe send a thoughtful note on the one year anniversary or on their loved ones birthday. Mother’s day, father’s day or really any day of the week to let them know they are on your mind and in your heart. I think especially for those who have lost children the one important thing for them to know is that their child has not been forgotten and sending a card shows their memory is alive.
Sweet Surprises||I love, love, love when I find cute little notebooks or a great sale on a fun scarf or just a little simple something that reminds me of a friend. Seriously it could be as tiny as a magnet that has some fun saying. I keep small manilla envelopes on hand for this reason in case I find something I can just pop it in the mail and give someone an unexpected boost!
Speaking of super sweet surprises!! My friend Holly frequently drops sweet surprises in my box and last month on the anniversary of my dad’s death she left me the sweetest cuff from Farmgirl Paints. Lots of history for why she knew that Be Here Now was something that would totally make me smile that day.
I seriously love my Farmgirl cuffs and am super excited to announce I will be promoting her shop as an official “Fangirl” when she opens September 14th through November 2nd! I know so many of you have asked about my cuffs in the past and here is your chance to design your very own! Bonus….use this code to receive 15% off your purchase! These make super gifts but I will warn you they are super addictive! Visit the shop here starting Monday, September 14th. I will posting all my faves here and on Instagram during the sale as well if you need help deciding on the design.