Everybody loves to check their mailbox and find something fun among the endless piles of bills, sales papers, and credit card offers. Brighten up your friend’s box by crafting a special letter just for her. Make it a surprise to up the wow factor. Stumped about what you should say? Check out these three suggestions of what to say in a “snail mail” letter to your BFF.
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It’s always nice to open your mailbox and see that someone besides the credit card company is thinking about you. Show your bestie you care and brighten her day by writing her a sweet little note. Tell her why you are thankful for her friendship and how much fun she is. Talk about how she’s always been there for you and how you wouldn’t be the person you are today without her influence. Praise her as your friend, as a mother and wife (if she is), and tell her all the reasons you’re so proud of her as a person and as your friend. Nothing says I love you like taking time to make your gal pal smile.
While you’re at it, write about a favorite memory you share and remind her that you’ve got her back. Remember the years when you used to go to summer camp, and after that week of outdoor bliss and sunburn, you would spend the rest of your summer writing lengthy letters to your best camp friend? Sometimes those pen-pal relationships lasted years. Revive that fun feeling by mailing a gabby message to your old camp pen-pal. Fill her in on the latest gossip, and for old time’s sake, you could add in how annoying your little brother still is.
You can recreate the nostalgic feeling with more than just camp friends too. Do you have friends that have moved a few hours away, or childhood friends you haven’t caught up with in years? Don’t wait for the holidays to update folks on how you’re doing. Getting mail is fun all year round.
Find five minutes in your day to sit down and doodle all around the note you wrote for your friend. Get your creative juices flowing with hand lettering or comical graphics. By taking the time to make your snail mail beautiful, you’re telling the lucky recipient that you care about them. Maybe that envelope you covered in graffiti will end up framed.
Don’t limit your creativity to decoration alone. Instead of a letter, maybe you could send a poem, short story, or funny joke you made up. Or take a few minutes to color pictures with your kids and mail the best ones to your friend, especially if she also has little ones. Then not only are you catching up and bonding with an old pal, but your kids will also be creating new friendships over miles.
So go ahead: Order some pretty stationery and fun gel pens. Focus on remembering old memories, celebrating a friendship, and creating new traditions. For the cost of a stamp, you could put a smile on the face of someone you love. What’s stopping you?