As the holiday season is about to begin, this marks the beginning of all things festive and it is a time that we all look forward to every year. It really is the season to be jolly. From Christmas presents shopping to spending time with family, to lighting up the Christmas tree with your significant other while drinking hot chocolate, we can all agree that it truly is the season of giving. When one of you is in a different state, it can be difficult to do these together, at least if one is in a long-distance relationship. Here are some ways to make up for that missed midnight kiss and Christmas cuddles you may have missed. Here are some ways to make up for it.
Connect Through Technology
I think that this is much more of a clichéd, yet very effective way of overcoming the holiday depression caused by a lack of cuddles. Make sure there is a date, time, and atmosphere that you both enjoy. Enjoy some wine and some candles, and try to recreate the experience of dining together if you were both together.
Surprise Gifts Through The Mail
It is a good idea to try to surprise your SO at Christmas by sending Christmas gifts to their home well in advance. If there is anything as delightful as opening a present from a loved one and discovering just how much they remembered about the wallet they told you about, there is nothing more wonderful. If you are missing your partner on Christmas day, send long distance relationship gifts to let them know you are thinking of them.
Twinning At Christmas
Rather than sharing the same bedroom, how about sharing a Christmas jumper together? Make it really memorable by getting matching PJs for everyone to wear on Christmas morning.
Have A Movie Marathon
If you feel like spending a night watching movies, you should give it a try. Pick an entertaining movie, whether it’s a romantic movie or a comedy movie, and enjoy watching it together at the same time. Make sure there is some popcorn available, and you can discuss moments from the film occasionally with the help of text messages.
During the holiday season of December, dessert aficionados are in their element. We’d love for you to try baking a cake together. Trying baking a cake together will indulge your sweet tooth. Let’s go on Skype and if you want to add a little sweetness to your day, try to pick up that same recipe. Afterward, you can talk about which pastry is the best.
Make News Resolutions Together
At midnight, FaceTime each other to welcome the new year and perhaps share some resolutions that may be in store for the upcoming year. Work on it as a couple and see if it can be accomplished.
Although it may be hard in a long-distance relationship during the holidays, the tips above should help to make you feel close even though you are far. Do you have any other ideas that could help? Please share them in the comments below.