With the end of the pandemic in sight and the kids now back to school, it is easy to forget quite how long it has been since we could last safely travel to go and see those who we are closest to, and even how much more time we have to go until summer when restrictions finally ease. Fortunately, there is plenty we can still do to stay in touch with our loved ones from afar. Here’s how to do just that!
1. Video Calls
Jumping on a Zoom call with your loved ones is a great opportunity to catch-up and see each other despite the distance between you. Scheduling regular conversations adds a sense of routine and reassurance to your life at a time of upheaval and uncertainty, allowing you to consistently stay in touch and avoid missing the small details in life. It can be tricky to get excited about yet another video call if you spend all day on teleconferences working from home but you can vary things up by having a drink, taking part in a quiz, playing a game, or even singing karaoke. There are plenty of great Zoom party ideas you should try to stay in touch.
2. Handwritten Notes
Sometimes something as simple as receiving a handwritten note in the post can really bring two people together. So, if you’re missing somebody who you’ve not been able to see for many months, then why not pen them a letter and let them know much you are looking forward to seeing them again? You could attach a small print photo to your letter to add that personal touch which your friend or family member can then display in their home until they get to see you next. It might seem old school but writing somebody a letter is actually one of the most thoughtful and genuine things you can do, especially in order to keep in touch at this difficult time.
3. Sending Gifts
Got friends or family abroad, then why not send a flower delivery to Italy or whichever country they reside in? Ordering flowers online couldn’t be simpler and there are plenty of sites which can accommodate order for across the globe. Alternatively, why not ship something more personal, like a photo frame of you and your family that your recipient can have to feel closer to you? Whatever you choose, sending a gift is a great way to stay in touch with loved ones from a distance and can really help you to still feel connected during these unprecedented times.
Hopefully, this short list of suggestions has inspired you to do more to keep in touch with your loved ones who are far away. The pandemic isn’t easy for anyone but it can be particularly tricky if you are on your own. So if you have any friends or family members who are isolated, then a quick Zoom call, penning a letter, or sending them a gift can make a real difference.