Tuesday, May 15, 2007
5 Secrets of Maintaining Long-Distance Friendship
So you have friends who live far away? Have lost touch with them? Well! Don't be lazy and resolve to renew that friendship, for friends are precious! We need our friends in everything we do. We can actually count the number of closest friends that we have. We cannot afford to lose them. the fact is, time and distance have a way of putting dents in relationships that you once
thought would never end. Life makes us busy, and without conscious effort, we cannot keep in touch.

Let me help you with 5 secrets of cultivating and retaining long distance friendship--

1) The first step towards rekindling an old friendship or maintaining the current ones is commitment. With very little effort, we can actually keep our friendships going strong for years. As they say," Just a phone call away," the best way to reach out to your friends is by calling them once in a while. If not everyday, try calling them up once in a month. Keep a calender of
friendship, so that you remember the last time you called your friends.Be sure to keep your friend's phone numbers updated. In this way, your friends will feel that you think and care for them, and would return the gesture as well!

2) Make emails, the tool for your communication with your friends. In this technology driven and internet friendly world, emails are by far the fastest and easiest way to communicate with your friends living far away. No matter in which part of the world they are, you can always write to them via emails and keep in touch. If you have a computer at your home with internet connection, maintaining friendships is right at your fingertips. Thanks to the ever changing world of internet, you can now add photos, images, sounds, or even see or talk to your friends! Soon you will have your inbox full with your friends' emails!

3) Although this is the age of technology, the charm of a handwritten letter or a handmade card is undeniable. If you think you are good with words, write a nice letter to your friends. Compose a poem, or send sketches to them. Although writing letters have become less popular with the advent of computers and emails, no one can deny the old world charm of a handcrafted card or a beautiful letter. It seems straight out of heart and is very personal! Weekends are great to write letters or to make a card. Make sure that you remember your friends' birthdays and post a beautiful birthday card for your friends.

4) There are times when you personally cannot attend a special occasion of your friend. In that case, send a small gift in the mail, which makes your friend feel that you remember and care for them. If you have seen something interesting or know that your friend loves something particular, wrap it beautifully and send it to your friend.Your friend will be touched by this kind gesture of yours.

5) A great way to keep in touch with your friends living far away, is by planning annual get togethers. Keep it at the same time of year so everyone becomes familiar with the trip. You can go for group activities such as camping, boating, swimming, campfires, bar-b-ques, and the like. It is a great way to stay in tune with each other.

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Sending You A Me-Mail ! A great ecard to stay in touch with your pals.
Sending You A Me-Mail !
A great ecard to stay in touch with your pals.
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Looking Forward ! Reach out to your friend/ best pal with this cute ecard.
Looking Forward !
Reach out to your friend/ best pal with this cute ecard.
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Friendship Keeps Us Together ! A cute animated ecard to let your friend know how much you miss him/ her.
Friendship Keeps Us Together !
A cute animated ecard to let your friend know how much you miss him/ her.
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Good Ol' Times ! Send these heartfelt message to your friend/ pal/ loved one and make them feel special.
Good Ol' Times !
Send these heartfelt message to your friend/ pal/ loved one and make them feel special.
[ Postcard ]



Miss Your E-mail ! Cute card for your pals/ loved ones !
Miss Your E-mail !
Cute card for your pals/ loved ones !
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See Ya At The Reunions ! A lovely ecard for your high school/ university buddy/ best friend asking them for a blast together.
See Ya At The Reunions !
A lovely ecard for your high school/ university buddy/ best friend asking them for a blast together.
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No Mails From U ! Let your friend/ loved one know how much you miss his/ her mails.
No Mails From U !
Let your friend/ loved one know how much you miss his/ her mails.
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Happily Ever After ! A warm message for your friend/ best buddy who's moving out after wedding.
Happily Ever After !
A warm message for your friend/ best buddy who's moving out after wedding.
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1 Comments:


  • At May 20, 2007 at 3:15 AM, Blogger Vickii

    These are really great ideas and I'll definitely take some of them on board because I'm terrible at keeping in touch!

    Great blog ... love your e-cards!