Bonnie - posted on 09/22/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )
I used to send my daughter real cards instead of emails when she was in University and it really made a difference. She looked forward to checking her mail at college and I like to think that it helped her a lot. I even sent a few care packages with items that she could use and enjoy (new socks; Kraft dinner; licorice; sticky notes; pens; usb memory sticks; new toothbrush & toothpaste, etc.). I had fun picking out items and putting the parcels together and she loved getting them!
It really helped us stay close. It really doesn't matter what you send, so it doesn't have to cost a lot. College kids can use just about anything, and the cards come from your heart. It's just about showing them that you miss them and how special they are to you.
Our daughter kept every card I ever sent. She even sent us a few and I kept those. Try it. Have fun and let me know how it goes. It will make a difference to both of you.