My boyfriend and I don't live together but I've been staying at his place a lot over the past year. His mom lives abroad, and I have never met her in person, only video chatted with her. Now she sent a Christmas card addressed to the two of us. My boyfriend really made a huge point of showing me the card and saying, "look what she did". Is this considered a huge step in a relationship? I never experienced something like this before, but I told him to thank her and that it was very sweet of her.