Technology has made it incredibly easy to remain close to your college buddies during the summer months. Facebook and Twitter updates let you know exactly what your friends are up to on any given day and if you haven’t heard from them in a while, sending a text or an email to say hi is quick and effective. This may all start to feel a bit routine after a while, and slightly impersonal, so we have come up with a few creative ways to keep in touch (KIT) during the summer.
Everyone loves getting snail mail, even more so when it doesn’t involve a bill. Send love from your travels or your hometown this summer with a postcard from a local tourist spot or of a funny picture or quote. Postcards are usually inexpensive and you typically don’t need a regular stamp (but check with your post office before sending!), making this perfect for a college student’s budget. You may find even more creative pieces to send – I found a message in a bottle postcard at my beach town!
Sharing is Caring
Do you have an item that a friend just absolutely loves? Take a picture of yourself wearing whatever it is (a tee, earrings, sweatshirt, etc) during your next fun summer activity. Then send both the picture and the item to your friend and ask them to send you something in return. The challenge will be to see how many times you can each wear the items while doing something fun and then send them back to each other. This doesn’t have to be limited to only 2 people, feel free to add more friends to the mix! By the end of the summer, you’ll have a great collection of photos from your group’s summer.
Did you know that July 21st is Monkey Day? Or that Friendship Day is August 7th? Now you do! Browse free e-card sites, such as 123greetings.com, and find a card to send a friend you know would appreciate one of these random holidays. You can also search for occasions more relevant to your friends’ lives.
Using Facebook or another social media tool, create a group exclusively for your friends to post messages or pictures and share exciting plans for the summer. Then add in some fun and make it a scavenger hunt! Share a list of items with your friends and challenge each member in the group to be the first to take and add pictures of all the stuff to the group’s page. You can add in your friends from home to make teams or play solo. As an added incentive, the winner gets dinner made for them when everyone gets back to school.
How do you and your crew keep in touch when you’re apart? Share your ideas with us below!