Are you worried about your family members who have moved away? Do you have trouble keeping in touch with them and creating memories as a family? There are lots of ways to connect long-distance, and we’ve compiled the best ideas here to help you connect with loved ones, even if they live on the other side of the country or on the other side of the world!
Check out Facebook Groups
Facebook Groups are a quick and easy way to stay connected with faraway family members. You can create a group just for your immediate or extended family. here you can post updates that only your family will see. Plus, with Facebook's focus on groups, you're more likely to get notified when someone in your group posts, rather than arbitrarily reading (or missing) it on your feed.
Send Letters by Mail
A letter is perfect if you want to share something that doesn’t lend itself well to an electronic format, like a personal photo or a hand-drawn picture. You may not be able to write elegantly, but you can easily find online articles on how to make a stunning handwritten letter. The best part? It will arrive at its destination within days—and often much sooner! For those who live far away from their loved ones, sending a letter is also one of the most affordable ways to stay connected. Plus, wouldn't we all like to get something in the mail rather than junk or bills?
As technology becomes more advanced, it gets easier to connect and stay in touch with family members you live far away from. Tools like FaceTime, Skype, and Google Meet allow you to see loved ones’ faces when talking to them on your computer or smartphone. This way, you can feel like they’re right there next to you! Using one of these tools is easy—you just need a device that supports video calling; both parties should also be signed into their accounts.
Get an App For That!
Family can be far away, but technology is helping us connect better than ever. Think about it: Do you have an app on your phone that connects you to faraway relatives? Are there fun games to play together or silly videos to share? Do you use social media as a way to talk every day, even if it’s not face-to-face? Technology can help make life easier when people are miles apart—but only if we use it!
Even Storii has an app where your can share your family history and stories together.
Finally, Always Remember to be Yourself!
One of my favorite sayings is 'Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.' Words to live by when it comes to fostering relationships with loved ones, no matter how far away they may be. So... what would you do if you want to stay close to a loved one living somewhere else?