Staying in Touch with Long Distance Friends

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I moved to Illinois after graduating from college and by then, most of my childhood friends had dispersed around the country. With technology and cell phones, staying in touch was easier than ever—but I longed to find a more personal way to connect with them

Bridging the Gap the Old Fashioned Way

I moved to Illinois after graduating from college and by then, most of my childhood friends had dispersed around the country. With technology and cell phones, staying in touch was easier than ever—but I longed to find a more personal way to connect with them.

I moved to Illinois after graduating from college and by then, most of my childhood friends had dispersed around the country. With technology and cell phones, staying in touch was easier than ever—but I longed to find a more personal way to connect with them.

A Hand-Written Note to Say I’m Thinking of You

I know I can’t be the only one who feels a little giddy when I get a card in the mail?! One of the best ways I’ve found to keep in touch is by sending a hand-written American Greetings card. I stock up on greeting cards for the whole season in one shopping trip to Jewel-Osco—my favorite neighborhood grocery store. This way, I can send them out for special occasions like birthdays and holidays, to send well wishes when a friend is ill, or just send a card to say hello.

 

American Greetings at Albertsons Jewel Osco, staying in touch with long distance friends,

Staying in Touch with Long Distance Friends All Year Round

Sometimes you don’t need an excuse to send a message to a friend. This is what I love about American Greetings cards. With cards for every occasion under the sun, as well as cards for no occasion at all, it’s easy to find the perfect one and personalize it! I like to enclose updated family photos as my children grow or reprints of older photos of us together.

Other Ways to Personalize Your Greeting Cards

While including updated family photos is a great way to personalize your American Greetings card, there are other ways to make your card special for the recipient.

  • Add a handwritten recipe card for a dish you know they’ll love.
  • Include a magazine article about a topic they’re passionate about.
  • Attach the card to a box with a few of their favorite childhood snacks.
  • If they’re under the weather, send the card along with a box with tissues, soup, and a new book.
  • Send the card with a bouquet of their favorite flowers.

American Greetings at Albertsons Jewel Osco, staying in touch with long distance friends,

American Greetings at Albertsons Jewel Osco, staying in touch with long distance friends,

Someone you know could use a smile, so send an American Greetings card to brighten their day! Visit your Jewel-Osco today for an in-store coupon offer to save $3 off of 2 American Greetings cards and save even more using the Jewel mobile app. The card aisle is always easy to find!

American Greetings at Albertsons Jewel Osco, staying in touch with long distance friends,