More than anything in the world — from fancy cars to diamond rings — our relationships are our most prized possessions. And like most important things, they require dedication. After all, you can’t leave a relationship on the shelf to collect cobwebs and then expect it to function as it did before.
One of the best ways to strengthen a relationship is to show the other person just how much they mean to you. This can be done in many ways, from keeping in touch and checking in often to surprising them with unexpected gestures like a fresh bouquet of flowers. (But luckily, there is no wrong way to show someone how much you love them.)
And don't worry — if you're coming up empty trying to find a way to express how much someone means to you, Bustle teamed up with Hallmark to round up the easiest and most effective ways to strengthen the relationships that make life so sweet. These ideas came straight from the Bustle community, and their answers might just make you laugh, cry... and then mail your BFF a card that makes them laugh and cry.
Any of these tips can go a long way toward adding more joy and fulfillment to your life. But when it comes to leaning into the most personal way to strengthen your treasured relationships, there's just something about surprising a loved one with a thoughtful card that will never lose its charm.