Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year celebrations are almost upon us. Prison inmates need feel like they are parts of the celebrations. There are various ways of contacting your incarcerated family and friends this holiday season.

Getting in touch and staying connected with loved ones prisons is very important during the holiday. They will appreciate it more than you can actually know. It’s vital that they actually care, especially during these times, when even people on the inside tend to get emotional.

Be the angel in their lives by contacting your incarcerated family and friends this holiday season with letters, cards, prison visits and more.

Be the angel in their lives by
contacting your incarcerated family and friends this holiday season with letters, cards, prison visits and more. Image Source: Pinterest

5 Ways of Contacting Your Incarcerated Family and Friends This Holiday Season And Thereafter

Incarcerated loved ones love to think that people keep them in their thoughts during festive periods. There are various ways to demonstrate your love to prison inmates during Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and other holidays and special days they cherish.

1. Prisoners Love Getting Mail: Write Personal Letters

Inmates use money on their books to have custom designed gifts made, like this handcrafted card, for their loved ones on the outside as Christmas gifts.

Inmates use money on their books to have custom designed gifts made, like this handcrafted card, for their loved ones on the outside as Christmas gifts. Image Source: pinimg

Incarcerated loved ones love to receive personal letters from home. They appreciate the time and effort it to site down and write a letter from the heart. Letters demonstrate that you are always mindful of their situation, and miss them dearly.

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Be sure to include family news and social updates in your letters. Inform your incarcerated loved ones of your progress with life and how much you and the rest of family miss them. Update them with details of school, work, the kids and neighborhood events that they have missed.

When contacting your incarcerated family and friends this holiday season, make them feel as if they’re enjoying the festivities right there with you. They want to know about the Christmas parties, the kids’ school plays, the gifts you’ve bought so far, etc…

2. Prisoners Love Pictures from the Outside: Send Holiday Photos

Prison letters can do a lot for incarcerated loved ones, but including photos can do much more! Prison inmates get connected emotionally when they see photos of their kids, spouses and parents. They want to see pictures of their families engaging with friends and just living life.

Photos help your incarcerated loved ones create their own time capsules of images. You can attach the photos to personal letters that you send, send them in cards, or just send them with a quick note.

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When sending pictures to your incarcerated loved ones this holiday season, send them photos of you and yours during Thanksgiving dinner. They want to see holidays photos of this year’s Christmas tree and the gifts up under it. Make sure to send pictures of the kids in the school plays.

And, if you’re a prison spouse, send a little something sexy of you in your Santa suit. Now, that’s a seductive way of contacting your incarcerated family and friends this holiday season.

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Charles Omedo has a degree in Mass Communication and a PGD in Digital Communication. He worked as a newspaper/magazine reporter and editor for many years. Now, he writes daily news articles for private clients. Charles has written for US/UK/Canadian/Indian clients on various niches. He currently writes prison news for loved ones of inmates on the Prison Rideshare Network.