As you grow up, get married, have kids and spend time raising your family, one of the things that may get left behind is an important friendship with someone special. With busy schedules and lifestyles packed with filled to-do lists, that doesn’t often leave a lot of time to continue to nurture your relationships with the people who were most important to your life. Your oldest friend from elementary school, your former college roommate or your lifelong best friend may also be in the same predicament. That’s why it’s important to make time out of your day to send a special note to your friend every so often in the form of friendship cards you personalize with your message.
In order to keep your friendship alive, it’s vital to show that you care. First, communication is key. Make sure you’re having a conversation with your friend periodically, so you know what is going on in his or her life. You can talk on the phone or via email to get these important updates. Next, spend time together. Set aside one day per month to get together for drinks or dinner, so you can catch up in person. If you can’t get a babysitter, consider bringing your kids. Finally, don’t forget your friend on important dates like birthdays or anniversaries. Send a birthday card that you customize or a special treat to show that you care.
If you have a friendship that has gone dormant recently, don’t give up. Certain phases of life can get hectic, and you and your friend may be able to reconnect later down the road. Be sure to link up on social media so that you can continue to show support for your friend, even if it’s only virtual. When the time is right, send a special greeting card to let your friend know you’re there.