Our wedding was a low-key, relaxed affair that my husband and I completely loved and thoroughly enjoyed. Everything came together the way we wanted it to, down to the handmade invites, the vows we wrote in spare moments in the lead up, and the song list that defined the key moments of the day. It was a backyard wedding — I was in a floral dress and sandals while my husband-to-be wore a suit he ordered from ASOS that arrived only two days before the wedding.
Yep, that relaxed.
Despite it being a lot less complex than other weddings, it was still a busy time for both of us. After we finally sat down and sifted through all the wedding cards and gifts, we were amazed that all that effort and time had gone into one day, and it was now just… over.
Which was why, a few weeks later when I received a simple thank you card in the mail from an aunty in Perth whom I don’t spend a lot of time with, I was intrigued to open it.
My aunty’s words read, “It was a unique and beautiful wedding in its honesty, freshness, simplicity and sincerity.”
“We find ourselves relating to the day’s celebrations and commitment ceremony time and again.”
Tears sprung in my eyes as I read it out to my husband, so touched that all the little elements we strung together, so meaningful for us on our wedding day, had also been meaningful to my aunty. Meaningful enough for her to reach out and write those words to me. It was the most beautiful thank you card I have ever received.
Her effort at reaching out to me like that has since spurred me to always make that extra step to contact people and let them know my feelings, whether it be a special occasion or no reason at all.
Here are some simple ways you can reach out to people in your life to show them that you care, with out being awkward about it.