One of the main reasons that I write this blog is to keep my friends and family updated on our lives, especially as Isabelle grows up. It’s a great way to let the family that we do not see often due to distance know what we are up to.
We have friends and family spread out all over the world and although we cannot speak to or visit them as often as we like to there are ways that we have been able to keep in contact over the years and when daddy has to work away.
First off we take a lot of pictures, we share these on the blog, over social networking pages, by email and we often post copies along with cards for special occasions. This is great as our blog is always there, people can go back and look at past post and see our progress over the years.
One of my favourite ways of keeping in touch with relatives abroad is via the nifty VOIP services like Skype which enables us to have real time conversations with our friends and family using a webcam and microphone connected to the PC. There are specific phones that you can use to which offer the same services so you don’t even have to be linked up to a PC to benefit from the services.
We have good old snail mail, I have a dear friend over in the US whom I try to send witty/peculiar postcards to when I come across them. Handwritten letters are completely underrated now, it’s something that I hope my little girl will continue as she gets older. Along with the letters we love to send parcels to friends and family, whether it’s in the UK or abroad we have no problems sending presents and gifts to our loved ones. Using Parcelforce we have been able to send packages for a fraction of the cost overseas and the best part is that I can track the delivery of the parcel using the online services. It comes in handy being able to send parcels abroad, now I never miss Christmas and presents for special occasions.
Lastly there’s the email option, I use email far too much nowadays, it’s simple and convenient as well as saving lots of time. It’s the quickest way of me keeping in touch with others but it doesn’t feel as personal to me.
Keeping in touch with friends and family has never been easier
Disclaimer: This post has been written in collaboration with Parcel Force