Small gifts best for keeping in touch
If you have older relatives out of town who you don't see very often. try this tip to stay connected. Make or buy small gifts that will fit in either an envelope or a small jiffy mailer. Every oncein a while, mail off a little gift to your loved one just to let him or her know you are thinking about them.
A group of my knitter friends did this last year for a friend of a friend who is housebound because of illness. Each week one of us would send a small package to the woman with a little note. She said it helped her to know that others -- who hadn't even met her -- were thinking about her.
For a start, some ideas for small gifts are bookmarks, scarves, refrigerator magnets, pens, small notebooks, handmade greeting cards meant for keeping, jewelry, magazines, handkerchiefs, candles, tea bags etc. Sending photos of you and your family will always be well-received.
Be creative! Get Yeasty and come up with even more great ideas.