Write an actual pen and paper, stamp and send through snail USPS mail. They are seriously hurting for funding so we should support our fellow citizens that work at the post office by dropping $0.44 on a note. Do you remember the last time you got something personal in the mail? Signed by a friend or family member with love or even XX's and OO's? It is a pretty feel good moment in a day - especially when arriving among bills and people wanting!
Two years ago, I was missing my best friend/roomie from college. We lost touch as often happens after graduating, getting married (her), kids born (hers again) and moving a few states away (her a third time). Life is demanding and it is tough to keep up. So after a year of intending, I wrote a long letter - we're talking 7 pages - just to tell her how important a person she had been in my life. Having had a dear friend like that is a great feeling. She played a tremendous role in my life and I wanted to share the good feeling I still get reflecting on that friendship. A month later and another 3 pages, I finally got it in the mail - with the DVD of one of our favorite movies from college days (Beauty and the Beast - we even had the movie poster in our room). I write all this because even 6 months later, I still feel good about writing her - giving her a gift of appreciation without any expectations of getting something back.