I saw the tweet as I was finishing work, and decided to do exactly that. I have two friends who are both working particularly hard at the moment, and I don't see either of them regularly purely because of distance. For all a text message lets them know I'm thinking of them, sometimes good old snail mail simply can't be beaten.
I wanted to send them a surprise, but knew I was heading away with work, and so ventured to Moonpig.com. I've never used the site before, have you? I managed to find a little edible gift for them both, for just a few pounds, and even better I then discovered that personalised cards were free with any gift. I couldn't find many "just because" type cards, but got there eventually with a bit of searching, and dropped them both a line.
I've heard from them both since, saying how much it cheered up their day to get a parcel (although I hadn't thought through that having to queue in the post office was extra hassle they could have done without!), and what a surprise it had been. It was so great to have made them smile, albeit from a distance, for no other reason than because I wanted to let them know I was thinking of them. This isn't a sponsored post, I just wanted to recommend both the service at Moonpig, and more generally, the idea of a bit of spontaneous gift giving! As well as hopefully making their weeks a little brighter, it has made my week happier too. I have been really excited, knowing that they would soon be getting an unexpected surprise, and so happy to hear from them when their deliveries arrived.