If you’re lucky enough to have close friends and relatives who like to keep up to date with the major events in your life, you need a simple way to get an annual message out. There are traditional ways to keep people informed and there are modern ideas that weren’t available to your grandparents back in the day. If you want to keep the important people in your life informed of all your exciting news, use one of these three update ideas.
The digital age has made it possible to stay in touch with people through the click of the button. If all of your friends and family are on social media or have an email address anyway, why not use these as a medium for your yearly update? You can post a status update or other post to your profile, and most social media sites will also let you attach pictures. Some sites also allow you to tag people in your post, so you can ensure specific people are notified of your update.
A traditional update is to write or type out a letter on stationery of your choice and send along a few pictures. Especially in an age where technology reigns supreme, taking the time to compose a letter, print out pictures, place them in an envelope, write down an address, attach a stamp, and mail it shows how much you care.
Choose your favorite photos of the year and compile them together to create unique collage New Year’s cards or other holiday cards. Even if you don’t include a picture with it, a photo is worth a thousand words. And with a photo collage, there will be several thousand words’ worth of pictures. If you want to make it extra special, get the collage printed on a mouse pad or magnet as a gift.
There are many different ways to provide friends and family with a yearly update on your life. Be it traditional or modern, get creative and make sure the update is an expression of who you are.