How do you create links in a template that will work properly in sites created from the template?

I just started using the New Blog Template plug-in, and it seems to bring all settings and content over just fine. On some pages, I had relative links to other pages on the site (for example, to link to my Contact page I used: <a href="/contact/>Click here to contact me</a>). When the new site was created, those links went to the Contact page in the original template site (which is in my root directory), instead of going to the Contact page in the new site. If I manually change the links to absolute URLs, they work properly. Is there a way to create them in the template so they will work properly when a site is created from it?