We’ve all heard the mantra of ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’, but we all know that sending and receiving gifts is a sure-fire way of putting the spark back into any long-distance relationship (excuse the pun). There’s nothing better after weeks or months apart only to be greeted with a present from your loved one, and with the help of our logistics lovebirds, we’ve put together a guide to the best packages you could send to your other half!
So let’s bring a new meaning to love letters, and show your significant other that sending romantic packages is ‘part and parcel’ of any
1. Traditional telegrams
While you’ve sent many a letter and bouquet, why not be old-fashioned at heart – with the use of a telegram? You can recreate your own using a variety of templates available online, and the element of surprise is bound to put a smile on your partner’s face. Make history with this historic form of communication today!
2. Message in a bottle
OK, so you’ve tried telegrams – now try making your own message in a bottle! Simple to make, all that’s required is a water bottle (or glass bottle, but be sure to package carefully!) then write a letter and place into the bottle. Now that’s a memento worth mailing!
3. Mix tape/USB
Remember the days of the mix tape? Why not compile a playlist of your favourite love songs for your partner to keep them company when they next visit you? Ideal for long flights and drives as well as a soundtrack for when you’re together in person, the songs will serve as a romantic reminder of your relationship.
4. Baked treats
There’s nothing sweeter than getting sweet treats in the post – right? Prepare a selection of heart-shaped cakes or passion fruit puddings to enamour your other half. For a twist, why not make your own fortune cookies? Write a personalised fortune that is significant for the both of you – and who knows? It might just come true!
(Important note: always check the list of prohibited items just to be on the safe side)
5. Sentimental scrapbook
With all the flight tickets and coffee receipts you’ve collected as part of your souvenirs from your romantic travels, put them to good use by collating them into a scrapbook both you and your loved one can share. You could also glue cinema ticket stubs or menus from the times you’ve spent together – the world’s your “scrapbook”!
6. ‘Documenting’ your love
All those letters you’ve sent to one another, have you stored them somewhere safe? How about the thousands of emails you and your partner have exchanged? Well here’s a great way of ensuring they’re in one easy to access place – by turning them into a book! There’s loads of companies who will take your documentation (both online and offline) and have them printed into a book – assembling them into chronological order so you can keep a timeframe of your relationship. Plus it makes for great reading material the next time you embark on your long-distance reunion!
What other heartfelt ways can you think of that would make a thoughtful parcel? Let’s see what long-distance care package ideas you have in mind – and whether they’re worth being “signed, sealed and delivered” to our loved ones!