I don’t know about you, but sometimes, my girl gang is my lifeline. There are more than a few times I want to scream from the rooftops, she’s my best friend!
The older I get, the more I realize that strong, female friends are important. As I age and lose people, I’ve become more aware how important it is to show those you love how much you appreciate them. It’s not only important to them, but will make you feel great too. But how do we do this without breaking the bank?
SOCIAL MEDIA CAN BE YOUR FRIEND
While social media can cause a lot of confusion, it can also be a tool for good. On birthdays, I make sure to find a great photo with a great story. I tag the friend and write a kick-ass caption alluding to the memory and wishing them a wonderful birthday.
Sometimes , I just find an old picture that sparks a memory and post that. It doesn’t have to be a birthday or a special occasion. In fact, I think the best posts are the unexpected ones.
GET TO THE POST OFFICE
I love cards! I generally buy blank cards and get all sappy with words. Not so good with words? Draw a picture or copy a poem they’d appreciate. A stamp costs $.49. If you’re an employee in certain office buildings, they’ll even mail through USPS for free.
EVER HEARD OF KNOCK KNOCK STUFF?
I heard about Knock Knock because a friend used these books to show me love. Under the section“fill in the love,” you can purchase books with titles like, “Why You’re So Awesome” or “Why You Make Me Smile.” They usually have 50 pages and are fill-in-the-blanks. Not only are they fun to complete, but pretty affordable, too, at only $10.
PICK UP THE PHONE
Talking on the phone is a lost art. Sometimes it’s just nice to hear someone’s voice. Don’t want to hold the phone to your ear? FaceTime works wonders. With FaceTime, you get a name and a beautiful face.
SPEND SOME QUALITY TIME
The most precious thing we can give our girl gang is our time. You can always get back money, but time, time you’ll never get back, which is why it’s the ultimate gift.
Most of your friends know your schedule. They know what you’re juggling because they are juggling too. Because they know you, when you give your time in spite of all the other things that are begging for your attention, they’ll really appreciate the quality time.
How do you show appreciation for your girl gang? Let us know in the comments below, and join the community on Hey! VINA on the app store.