When I visited one of my good friends this week, she gave me my very first farewell present: A set of super cute letter paper with little cupcakes on it. She told me that she bought it for me some weeks ago in London to give it to me as a sign of our friendship and the many letters and E-Mails we will be writing in the next years. That really touched me, because it is a very thoughtful and cute present and shows me how much that girl feels for me. On my way home I was kind of sad, because every farewell present makes me face the fact that I soon will have to leave my friends behind and communicate with them a lot less and different than I do now.
In the last months I developed an idea, that I definetely will realize beginning the day we arrive in our new home country. Flo and I always get crazy about the cute greeting cards they have in the US, so we decided to buy every single one we like and start a little library of nice greeting cards. And than every like first sunday of a month we will sit down and write a greeting card to all the people we love and miss in Germany. This doesn’t have to be a long letter or anything, just a little greeting that will let those people know that we will never forget them and that we still appreciate their friendship a lot.
I actually think that with the whole internet situation we live with nowadays, sending letters and postcards is so underrated. Last year when we were in Florida we actually didn’t even send someone a postcard, but send everyone an E-Mail with pictures in it. That surely is a nice way of saying hello from abroad, but isn’t it much nicer to hold a postcard in your hand, pin it to your wall and think about the person that send it everytime you see it?
Even if it will take some discipline from me, I will try and realize my little greeting card project. And the first person who gets an american love letter from me will be my dear friends Christin.