The nationwide lockdown has caused an era of social distancing, with more and more people turning to technology to help them stay connected.
There has been a boom in apps like Houseparty, allowing friends and families to virtually interact on group video chats, and Zoom with companies connecting with employees as they work from home.
However, there has been a rise in people using the traditional form of communication to stay in touch – sending cards.
Fiona Duncan, from Lincoln, hopes to keep everyone connected through her write and send service.
“I grew up writing letters and despite texts and emails having their place, nothing can compare to that feeling of having a letter or a card arrive on your doorstep.
“It’s something to look forward to and enjoy reading”, she said.
Fiona’s friends are in self-isolation, which promoted her to start her write and send service for those who cannot leave their homes.
“It just seemed sensible and it stops people feeling lonely. If I can leave my house on my daily walk, I can visit the post box and help people get in contact with friends”, she said.
Fiona’s cards are sold through Flamingo Paperie, formerly known as Phoenix Trading, an online company that sells greeting cards.
The cards are £2 each and if customers would like to use Fiona’s write and send service, then they are sold at a flat rate of £2.50 including postage.
The 61-year-old is also an artist and creates her own beautifully painted prints and cards which can be personalised with hand-written messages for any occasion.
She has been painting for 20 years, after being inspired by her sister’s artisitic talent. Her cards are sometimes framed by the recipients.
She said: “They are a little piece of artwork within themselves. Also, they are handwritten, hand-posted and sent with love”.