The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design:
It’s amazing how much friendships have changed simply by introducing technology to the mix. Where before I mostly had friends from my local area, I now have close friendships with ladies from Pennsylvania, Kansas, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, Maryland, West Virginia, Alabama, and North Carolina. Through technology, I’ve gotten to know these ladies better than some of the people I see on a weekly basis.
There was recently some talk in the Skype group that Mandi and I are part of…wouldn’t it be fun if our kids got to know each other too? We didn’t necessarily want to turn them loose on Skype, but we did want them to enjoy the experience of having friends from all over the country. So we decided to go the old-school route of pen pals. Our kids are all completing a printable pen pals introduction form and sending a copy to each of the other kids in the group. After that, they can casually write to someone from the group from time to time and enjoy getting their own mail in the mailbox.
Do you have friends who live far away? If you want to try your hand at a pen pal project with your kids, download this introduction template to get them started!
Do your kids have pen pals? How has technology changed your friendships?
|Jason & Jennifer Bruce are the husband-and-wife design team behind New Season Design, where they work together to help clients put their best foot forward online. Jason is a pastor-turned-graphic designer, and Jennifer is a teacher-turned-blog designer who also blogs at Saving & Giving to help people save more, spend less, and give generously.