The lead up to the holiday season is the perfect time to pause and reconnect with others. Something wonderful happens when we stop to give someone our full attention; whether that’s through having a real face-to-face conversation or by sending your thoughts in a letter. By being fully present in the relationship and showing the other person that you really care, we have the power to strengthen and build these bonds.
So to inspire you to reconnect, why not take part in this Gratitude Challenge and write a card to someone special? Use these tips and ideas to get started.
1. Take your time
Whether you’re writing one card or getting started on your Christmas list, set aside enough time so that you’re not rushed and can enjoy crafting meaningful messages to each recipient. Divide your Christmas card list into groups, then schedule an hour or so each week to write your cards or, alternatively, write one or two each night. Then love sitting down and really focusing on the task and the person you’re writing to.
2. Reflect on the year
How has this person made your year wonderful? How have they inspired you? How have they helped you or supported you? Ask yourself these questions when writing your card. Let the recipient know the wonderful impact they’ve made on your year.
3. Express your gratitude
Take a moment to really notice and appreciate the wonderful things each person has brought to your life; from the big to the small. Be sure to include a line letting them know how much joy their actions bring to your life and how appreciated they are.
4. Make plans to catch up
While writing your card, why not make plans for the next catch up? Whether it’s face-to-face or a Skype session, suggest a date for a fun activity and love having something special to look forward to together.
We hope these ideas inspire you to reconnect with the wonderful people in your life that you might not see as often as you’d like. Be sure to share a shot of your card writing with #kikkiKGratefulHeart. We’ll be rewarding our favourite posts each week.