Christmas is the perfect time to reach out, sharing from our heart with those we love. Sometimes our friends are far away, but a loving sentiment can still be sent. Have you ever had a long-distance tea party? Usually the consist of an established time to 'take tea' alone at home, while your friend does the same at theirs. If you wish you can talk together on the phone, or send text messages back and forth, but I like it best when the tea is a quiet time to think of my friend and to pray for them. It's special, at the end of such a tea, to hand write a short note to them and drop it in the mail so they receive confirmation of your tea experience in just a few days. Sharing this idea with a friend can be done sweetly by sending them a specially wrapped package that contains a new teacup and saucer, or a pound of your favorite loose tea. Wrap them beautifully, adding a bow or some Christmas glitter. Then write a verse such as the one below on a pretty card and send your package on it's way. Here's the verse:
On Christmas day, at half past three
Brew yourself a cup of tea
I'll think of you while you think of me
Sitting beside the Christmas tree.