They say the best friendships are those that can withstand the test of time. The kind of friendships where months, or even years, can go by without much contact, and yet the next time you meet you simply pick up where you left off. Connection with the people we care about is so important for our emotional well being, however, despite the very best of intentions, it can be difficult to stay in touch with friends as often as we would like. Life tends to take over, with appointments, jobs, family, holidays all demanding our time, and those promises to meet for lunch or catch up over a glass of wine reluctantly fall by the wayside. Communicating in the modern world should be easier than ever before - smartphones, emails, and social media all provide the opportunity to send messages and make contact at the push of a button, but can a ‘like’ or a quick reply to an email made on the go, really replace a meaningful conversation or genuine gestures that show you care? On the occasions that we do manage to meet up, the chatter flows easily, we are reminded of what we love and admire about the other person, how much they make us laugh and how good it feels to actually connect. And, again, feeling lighter, happier and content we make that promise to each other not to leave it so long next time. If you find that time is getting away from you again, that diaries are filling up all too quickly, rather than rely on a Facebook message to check in and send some love, why not consider sending a Thinking of You card to let that special someone know just how special they are. Hand written words in a pretty card could be just the lift a friend needs, reminding them of that last afternoon tea or leisurely Saturday lunch you shared together. Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, a birth or a loss, Thinking of You cards let your friend know that you’re always there for them, in good times and bad, no matter the distance or how busy you are. A few minutes out of your day is all it takes, and that thoughtful gesture can mean so much. So, if you have a friend or loved one you’ve been meaning to reach out to for a while, try a Thinking of You card and make that connection with a personal touch before another six months go by!