A picture tells a thousand words.
A homecoming photograph can often say so much more than trying to describe the emotions of having your soldier home safe.
As the handover from Herrick 16 to Herrick 17 nears completion, so many families will be welcoming home loved-ones.
Other people will just be getting used to their soldier being away again, and encouraging children to draw pictures for their serving parent can be a lovely, easy way for them to put pen to paper, even if they're young or not keen on writing.
Whether your soldier is at home or away, communication doesn't just have to be about words.