74 per cent of Canadians say it is important to stay connected during the holiday season and one in two rely on their mobile devices to do so, according to a survey commissioned by Wind Mobile.
“The holidays are a time for creating lasting memories with loved ones, but the demands of travel, family, and careers mean we can’t always be in close proximity with them,” says Kimberly Moffit, a relationship expert. “Keeping in touch via technology is now more essential to your relationship than ever.”
Moffit suggests three ways to stay connected with loved ones this season.
1. Make Board Games Digital. You may have grown up playing board games with your family in front of a fireplace, but what to do when everyone lives across the country? Try different activities that can be done online like putting together a family album over Flickr or playing video “board games” like online Word Feud.
2. Skype, Text and Call to Your Heart’s Content. The holidays aren’t the time to worry about calling or texting people too much. Everyone wants to feel loved and connected this time of year, so if you’ve been hesitant to reach out, do so now.
3. Write Homemade Christmas Cards. In our digital age of phones and email, there’s something to be said about being on the receiving end of a non-digital form of communication. Hand writing a letter or card might take time but makes a lasting and heartfelt impression.