How to celebrate Christmas with long-distance friends

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Does your bestie live many miles away? Is it too far to ‘pop round’ for festive fun? Have no fear – there are plenty of ways to celebrate Christmas with friends that don’t live around the corner. Here are the best ways to show them that you’re thinking of them and create lasting memories this season. 

Catch up on a video call

Are they too far away to catch up in person? That doesn’t mean you can’t have an hour-long chinwag! Use Skype or Facetime to video call them from the comfort of your sofa and chat away to your heart’s content. Thanks to high-speed internet and advanced technology the quality of video chats is better than ever before, so you’ll feel like they’re right there in front of you!

Challenge them to a competition

If you want to do something together, then you could challenge them to a little friendly competition. This could be something like a scavenger hunt in each of your local areas. Create a list of ten fun things you need to do by Christmas Eve, like drink a pumpkin spice latte, buy an ugly Christmas jumper or watch a festive film like Home Alone. Snap a picture every time you tick one off the list and send it to them – it’ll make you both feel connected to one another. 

Organise a pre or post-Christmas celebration

It’s understandable that you may be too busy to make a long trip around the holiday if you have lots of family gatherings and friends’ parties to attend. So why not arrange a pre or post-Christmas catch up with your long-distance friend? Pick a date that you’re both available for a long weekend so you have the time to travel. It doesn’t matter that it’s not technically within the festive season – you can still celebrate!

Send a carefully chosen card and gift

Let them know that you’re thinking of them even if you’re on the other side of the country by sending a carefully chosen card and present. There are so many great gifts that you could send, so the key is to make sure it’s thoughtful and personal. For example, if they love artwork you could send them a new print in a frame for their house. Or if they’re a foodie, send a hamper filled with their favourite treats. If you do this, it’s important to use a large parcel delivery service that will get your gift to your bestie in one piece.

Now that you’ve got some tips and tricks for celebrating Christmas with your long-distance friends, we hope you have a fun-filled festive season!

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