Long Distance Things
This is the first in a series for all those finding themselves living afar from their lovers. Now, my partner and I are only 2 to 2.5 hours apart depending on the day and traffic pattern. This may not sound like the worst to some, but it does limit our every day physical interactions, which sucks for me. I am a hugger, affectionate, attention hogging girlfriend. Guilty as charged!
One of my largest love languages involves the written word. As a person who expresses themselves in writing and appreciates words of affirmation, I appreciate when a partner can do the same. The notes that Shawn writes remind me of that connection we have in writing. We text a lot as well, which actually kind of lends itself to a long distance relationship. Words can be super difficult for me, whether the issue is great or small. I get especially tongue tied on topics of tough atrocities (remember I am dramatic; wearing dark brown and black together can be an atrocity to me.)
WRITTEN WORDS OF AFFIRMATION
Living away from your significant other can be difficult most obviously. Things that would be easy for a typical couple to do are impossibilities for long distance partners. Now, the one simple thing that crosses my mind the most is showing that love and care on a daily basic through those little things that make the other one smile.
My boyfriend Shawn is big on hiding notes around my place as this is something I love. Now, in this series, I will give some ways I try to remind this man I adore him on a more daily basis. This first one is a do it yourself post card, long distance thing 1.
DIY POST CARDS
Step 1: Pick and print some photos you love!
So the first thing you need to do is pick the photos for the post cards and get them printed. Now I wanted to pick photos of places so I could make it like a real post card.
Step 2: Personalize the front- add place, date, etc.
Step 3: Setup the postcard with a ruler and a marker.
OTHER MISCHELLANEOUS POST CARD TIPS
Love languages are so real. I am so lucky I have found someone that mirrors and matches mine so well.
Long distance is hard. You have to work to make sure you are still doing the little things that made you find each other when you were near.
Good luck, long distance lovers. Hope this DIY is something you’ll enjoy.