September 2012 Archives

5 Quick Ideas for Staying in Touch

When camp is over or neighborhood friends move away, it's hard to keep in touch with them. You both get busy with your separate lives and don't have the time to catch up with each other. Nonetheless, it's important to keep in touch with friends. Here are some ideas for staying connected with your buds.

Call often. Simply pick up the phone and call whenever you can - it doesn't have to be a long phone call. Just a quick 5 minute call can get you caught up with your pal, and he or she will know you were thinking of them.  With Skype, you can video conference with people who live far away from you. Just get a camera for your computer!

Write letters. It's fun to get mail, and sometimes letters can be a great way to let your pal know what's going on with you. Not sure where to start? It's easy! Tell them how much you miss them, and then tell them all about what's going on in your life. Don't be afraid of being boring...if they know exactly what's up, they'll feel closer to you.

Send cards. Hallmark cards are easily accessible, and it's a non-time-consuming way to let your bud know your thinking about them.

Send gifts in the mail! Baking, books, magnets, bookmarks, jewelry, games, pictures and videos of you and your family and friends...anything goes! Sometimes the littlest things can show that you care the most. Here are some ideas you can make yourself:

These News From Camp Postcards can easily be adapted to be news from home!
This Pet Rock Necklace would make a fun gift to send to your bud from summer camp.
Have a photo of you and your friend? Make this Friends Stenciled Frame to hold it, a great gift to send through the mail!

Email or chat online. Make sure you both have e-mail addresses, and you're all set! Homemade letters can easily get lost on the way, get torn, or just get boring.