A handmade birthday card for a friend who turns 5 next week.
An actual paper card.
Not a text, email, or Facebook message. Something you can actually hold.
Mail just for you with your name on it.
Proof that your birthday wasn't an after thought. I had to think about it at least a few days in advance in order to have it arrive in your mailbox on time.
Yeah, I'm a big believer in birthday cards. Sure, Facebook is great for people you don't know that well or really only know in the cyber world. But for good friends, and definitely family, in my opinion, a card (or phone call) is important.