We didn’t think we’d still be dealing with the effects of a pandemic, but here we are. And while the light at the end of the tunnel is brighter than it’s ever been, staying connected with friends, family, and your community is still so, so important. Letting someone know you’re thinking about them can go such a long way in relieving stress and strengthening relationships.
Here are 10 people to send a card to this week:
Parents and grandparents
Nothing brightens a parent or grandparent’s day more than getting mail from you or the grandkids (besides an unexpected visit, of course). Your note doesn’t have to be long; something simple and sweet will do the trick just fine. Include a funny story or childhood memory for extra-big smiles.
Elderly friends or neighbors
Chances are, things are still just as hard on your elderly friends and neighbors now as they were back in March. Many still feel uncomfortable going out in public or having visitors over. With cold weather in full force now, a note from you might just add some warmth to their day.
The school year has been just as stressful and frustrating for our teachers as it has been for students and parents (let’s not forget that many teachers are parents as well). A simple note of empathy and thanks to the teacher in your life will mean more than you know.
The health care worker in your life
For many frontline workers, every day still brings fear and uncertainty. And with winter case surges, spirits are undoubtedly low. Don’t underestimate the power that a few sincere words can have on someone who continues to give so much.
Your friend who’s far from family
It’s probably been almost a year since this friend has been able to hop on a plane to visit family. Let them know you’re thinking of them — and schedule a phone or video chat! — with a beautiful notecard.
Your friend who’s a new parent
Being a new parent is hard enough. Being one during a pandemic is just downright terrifying. Chances are they feel isolated and alone — and when help does arrive, it isn’t without risk. Your note of love and encouragement could serve as the sweet pick-me-up they need to get them through the day.
Your friend who’s still homeschooling
There is nothing easy about homeschooling, especially when it felt like a decision you were forced into. If you have a friend who’s kitchen is still a classroom, reach out. Tell them how proud you are and how much they’re killing it.
Yes! You can totally send a card to someone in your own home. If the past several months have left you both feel stressed or even a little distant, a from-the-heart note can go a long way in the healing process.
If you’re still working from home, reach out to your work friends with a funny story or memory — and know that you’ll be gossiping by the water cooler again one day soon!
Your friend who can’t work from home
While you might be completely over working from home, you probably have a friend who would kill for the peace of mind that WFH can offer. A note of sympathy and encouragement could just get them through a tough week.
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