How to Connect With Family When You Can’t Be Together During the Holidays
The holidays are a time for celebrating and spending time with the people you love most. But for some families, the time apart is a big challenge. If you have relatives that live far away, it can be a challenge to connect with them during the holidays. Whether they decide to move away or they choose to get involved with a new career, your family is still part of your life and it's important to spend time with them.
Here are some easy ways you can make the most of the holidays when you can’t be together.
Connect with family on the phone
One of the easiest ways to stay in touch during the holidays is with a simple phone call. Surprise your family member with a call on Christmas morning, or plan a time in advance that works with both of your schedules. Even a short call to let your family members know you're thinking of them can help you stay connected when you're physically far away.
Get everyone together on Skype
If you want to catch up with family members that live far away, Skype is a great way to do it. You can use Skype to call your relatives and talk with them face-to-face via a webcam and microphone, helping it to feel more like you're actually together. Or you can use Skype to video chat with multiple people at once. Other similar video conferencing applications include Apple's FaceTime, Zoom, and Google Hangouts.
Send a greeting card
A holiday card is another great way to let your family know you are thinking about them. You can write your message on the inside of the card and send it through the mail or use one of the many online greeting card services that deliver right to your relatives’ inboxes. Some services even let you access your favorite photos to create your own cards.
Connect with your family on social media
There are many ways to stay connected with family members on social media, including Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and even LinkedIn. You can use these tools to share holiday photos and stories with your family members, and they can do the same with you.
If you're going to be away from your loved ones during the holidays, you can still let them know you're thinking of them by posting a message or status update that will appear in your friends' newsfeeds on Facebook and other social media sites. This is ideal for those who want to update a large number of people all at once instead of contacting each one of them individually.
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