How to Stay Connected With Family and Friends This Holiday Season

There’s no denying this year’s holiday celebrations are going to look a little bit different than what we are used to. Our family gatherings are shrinking and moving on screen. Even though we may be missing the warm embrace of our loved ones this holiday season, we can still stay in touch via technology. Don’t let distance come between you and your loved ones this holiday season.

Thanks to technology, we are able to stay in communication with those who mean the most. Apps like Facetime, Skype, Google Hangouts, HouseParty, and, Zoom, have all made it possible for us to video chat with those who may be far in distance, but close in heart.

How to Stay Connected With Family and Friends This Holiday Season

Staying physically apart doesn’t have to mean staying completely disconnected. As the winter months in West Michigan approach and the holiday season is fully upon us, finding ways to stay in touch will become more important than ever.

Connecting Virtually For the Holidays
Keep reading for a few ideas to inspire you to hop online this holiday.

Plan Virtual Game Nights
Gather the family and plan your favorite games to play virtually. The HouseParty app has built-in games like Heads Up!, Trivia and Quick Draw. Kids might be happy with a few rounds of Hangman!

Virtual Meal Sharing
Not all holiday traditions have to change. Set the dinner table and share your favorite dish! Invite your family and friends to create and share their holiday favorites with you, virtually! You can still enjoy your favorite holiday meals surrounded by your loved ones!

Plan a Holiday movie night
Who doesn’t love a good movie night? Especially during the holidays. If your families Christmas traditions involve classic holiday movies, this is a feature you will love! Apps like Netflix’s Teleparty is a Netflix app which lets you schedule a movie or favorite program and invite others to join in a virtual watch party.

Stay Safe This Holiday Season
The holidays come and go quickly, and you can still savor ever moment shared with family and friends. However you choose to celebrate the holidays, be safe! If your state or local restrictions allow for an in-person gathering, remember to play it safe. There are still many memories to be made, and thanks to technology, we don’t have to put them on hold.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas West Michigan!

– I.T. Reboot family