5 WAYS TO SHARE HOLIDAYS WITH LONG DISTANT LOVED ONES
1.) PLAN YOUR HOLIDAY DINNER TOGETHER : Every year my mom and I chat about Thanksgiving dinner and we brain storm ideas for her plans. I really love getting to do this because it makes me feel like I'm sharing in her Thanksgiving even though I won't be able to be there. We chat about side dishes, different kinds of salad, whether or not she wants to do turkey and who will be attending.
2.) SEND HOLIDAY MESSAGES : I don't send a lot of picture messages but I love sending and receiving them around the holidays. I love knowing that someone else is thinking of me enough to send me a picture and include me in there day.
3.) PLAN A SKYPE DATE : One year for my brother's birthday my mom and I planned a surprise skype date so I could be a part of his day. She set up her computer, we got all ready, and when Jacob arrived I was there singing him happy birthday.
4.) SEND A HOLIDAY PACKAGE : Receiving packages always brighten my day and I think they are a perfect way to share the holidays with other. Whether your spending the holidays with family or your celebrating afar, take the time to show them love with a sweet package in the mail.
5.) COOK A FAVORITE DISH : Every year my mom makes baked beans for the holidays, this is my favorite dish and has been since I was little. When Tyler and I moved away I started making it during our holidays. My mom and I may not be able to enjoy them together, but I always think of her and holiday of past when I make them.