Send an old-fashioned letter
When a friend or loved one is coping with something hard, holiday letters are a nice way to let them know that you’re thinking about them. Letters give you a chance to slow down, take a moment, and tell the people you love how much they mean to you. There’s a reason people save personal letters for decades—they can be heartwarming, thought-provoking, and deeply meaningful. Whenever your friend needs their spirits lifted, they can pull out your letter and read it again.
This year, rather than just signing a holiday card, consider setting aside some time to reflect on your relationship with your friend and composing a letter that expresses what they mean to you. Here are some pointers to help you get started.