As November passes and December comes along, you may feel the Holiday cheer as lights go up and Christmas music starts playing over the radio. Christmas is my most favorite time of year and I feel the same joy every year when it comes around. I’m excited about getting to spend quality time with family as well as picking out gifts for them that I think they will enjoy. I also love decorating as much as I can.
However, for those of us who are in a LDR, despite all that joy we may be feeling for the Holidays, there is always one thing that is missing. The person who we love the most in the world is not by our side. We are not able to share all these festive moments together; putting up the Christmas tree, baking holiday goodies, wrapping presents, sipping hot chocolate as you snuggle up on the couch and watch Christmas movies together. Not going to lie, it actually puts a pretty big damper on that joyous feeling you would usually be having.
All is not lost though. We are in an age with great technology after all! So what are some ways you can still enjoy the Holidays with your other half?
Watch those Christmas movies
Ok, so you may not be able to snuggle up together on the couch. But who says you can’t still watch Holiday movies together? Pick a time when you are both free, make some delicious hot chocolate or whatever your favorite Holiday drink is and pick out a movie. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation has always been my favorite. Then all you have to do is fire up Rabbit, for example, and watch away!
Put up your Christmas trees together
Again, you may not be working on the same tree in the same place. But by signing into Skype or whatever you use to video chat, you can still watch and help each other put up the tree, giving each other suggestions on what and what not to put on their tree.
I have done this with John before when I baked something. You can both bake something, or one can watch the other. Or, you can both bake the same thing together! Set up your camera in a space where they can see most of your baking space and still hear you as well. Make a video call and voila! You can now help each other out through the baking process.
Listen to Holiday music together
If you are wanting just a quiet and relaxing morning/afternoon/evening together, you can always play some Holiday music quietly in the background as you go about your activities.
Wrap presents with each other
But be careful you don’t let them see what you got for them! Set up a video call together and place them in a spot where you can both watch each other wrap gifts. You can even listen to some Christmas music together as well!
Share your festive outings with each other
When you are going out for the Holidays, whether it be to visit family, friends or go to town festivities, your other half may not be with you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t share these moments with them. Send them videos, pictures and even video call them if possible so that you both can have that small feeling that they are still part of the event.