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Keeping in Touch With Loved Ones

Get stationery suggestions, photo organizing tips, reunion advice, and more ideas for staying connected to friends and family.

Writing Inspiration

Stationery for Every Occasion
Follow this paper primer to the letter and you’ll be inspired to write your heart out

7 Noteworthy Pens
Say goodbye to generic ballpoints with these striking writing instruments.

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Your Tips for Staying Connected

Whether by phone, mail, or in person, readers reach out to those they love.
Photo: James Baigrie

How to Write the Perfect Note

At a loss for words? These tips―and examples―will help you write a heartfelt message.
Photo: Anson Smart

Organizing Your Digital Photos

From online albums to digital photo books, the easiest ways to show off your pictures.
Photo: Monica Buck

A Family Reunion Planner

Plan a fun and stress-free get-together for your clan with this essential guide.
Photo: Rob Howard
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Family Time

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10 Ways to Be Closer to Your Siblings
10 ways you can strengthen ties with your family

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Get to Know Your Family and Friends Better
A list of questions to ask those you love. Plus, how to get the conversation started

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Mail-Organizing Checklist

You've got (too much) mail. Tackle those persistent piles of paper with these mailbox-managing strategies.

  • Create an in-box. Designate something as a mail in-box, such as a pretty basket or tray. It can be anything that will hold about a week’s worth of mail, but no more than that.
  • Set up a recycling bin. Place a recycling bin or trash can near the in-box, so you’ll have a place to throw all the junk mail that you don’t intend to open.
  • Buy a shredder. Consider a paper shredder to dispose of documents with personal information and account numbers. This will help reduce the risk of identity theft.

    Related: The Best Paper Shredders

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