It's hard growing up, growing apart, moving away and moving on. Sometimes it is our choice, and sometimes it's not. But just because distance might separate you from a cherished friend or family member, that doesn't mean you are not a part of their lives and you're not a part of theirs. As the old saying goes, "absence makes the heart grow fonder."
Often it isn't distance that keeps people apart; it is simply time. As you grow older and take on more responsibility at work or try to keep up with the sport and club practice schedules for multiple children, it is hard to make time to see friends and family that even just live down the street.
Let people know that you're thinking about them with a Miss You card. Missing someone and saying it doesn't make you weak. It makes you strong enough to realize that someone has had a big impact on your life and makes you a better person. Those relationships need to be celebrated and remembered and cherished. Whether you choose a card with a simple "I miss you so much" message and a soft floral design or you go all nostalgic and create a personalized card with a photo of you with the person you're missing, it is a heartfelt gesture that will be appreciated and remembered.
Life isn't fair in that we can't be with everyone we love all the time, but with all of today's technology, it is easier to keep in touch. But even when you want to send a text, think about sending a card instead. The physical act of opening a mailbox and seeing an unexpected piece of mail that isn't a bill or a piece of junk mail is just a treat. Tell people that you miss them and keep all of those good memories alive for the time when you can be together again.