Although this Christmas is looking like it will be a lot more normal than last year, for some families, meeting up isn’t very easy or is not possible. This is not down to Covid-19 in many cases, it is just a matter of geography as well as working hours and a difficulty with travelling, especially over long distances. Although Christmas is traditionally a time when many families will come together, it is also a time to rest and relax and for many people this can be difficult if they are expected to travel large distances to visit family. Even if you want to see family members, it may be something that is not always practical at this time of the year.
However, there are lots of things that you can do to ensure that your family are in your thoughts this Christmas, even if you are not together. Keeping in touch and letting family that live further away know they are loved is easy to do in these modern times – here are just a few ideas for you if you want to let your far away family members know that you care about them…
Send them a gift – You don’t have to personally hand deliver a gift to a loved one, you can have it delivered for you. If they are in this country, you can even do this very last minute if you have left your Christmas shopping a nit late, by using a service such as this couriers Bracknell based company www.uk-tdl.com/same-day-courier/same-day-courier-bracknell.html who will be able to do same day delivery for you. It is also possible to order something online to be delivered to someone and this is something that you can do whether they are in the UK or abroad. If you are sending a gift to another country that you have b ought it is a good idea to check the import rules and regulations for the country that the gift is destined for to prevent it from being seized at customs!
Give them a Call – One thing that the pandemic brought us was ways for us to be able to stay in touch with each other even when not in person. You can give someone a good old fashioned phone call of course, but you can also arrange to have a family catch up via Zoom or through a video call service. You could even get a family quiz organised – so you will be able to have festive fun without having to travel to one another. Something else that you can do that is something sadly overlooked nowadays but that people love to receive is to write them a letter. A letter and card at Christmas can really bring cheer to someone, and of course it is something that can be kept and treasured in the future.