It’s almost Christmas and you are probably seeing a lot of commercials and advertisements about the Holidays! Most of these consist of family and friends gathering together, sharing smiles, sharing amazing home-cooked meals, and exchanging gifts.
Instead of being happy, you actually feel sad just because – you are far away from your loved ones.
Of course, nothing can replace being with them, most especially this season. But that doesn’t mean you need to deprive yourself of being happy. Here are some of the alternative activities you can do to still enjoy the Holiday – even if you are miles away from your ‘gang’.
Spend Christmas with Newly-Found Friends
If you are new in the town, it’s about time that you widen your circle. Even if your closest friends are in another place, that shouldn’t stop you from making new ones. Perhaps, some of them are open to having you as a special guest. At least you get to enjoy Christmas with another set of family.
Send Simple Gifts to Your Loved Ones
Show your love by sending gifts to your loved ones back home. This doesn’t have to be expensive. You just have to let them know that you care. Why don’t you send a Christmas postcard? Personally, I would rather have the traditional cards than an e-card. That’s more personal, don’t you think?
Organize a Charitable Event
Pay it forward by sharing your blessings with the needy. If you and your friends are all spending Christmas away from your families, maybe you can organize an event such as this. I tell you, it will be awesome.
Video Call with Your Families and Friends
And lastly, you can still celebrate with the people you cherish the most. But this time, it’s going to be virtual. It’s the next best thing!
I remember my brother spending his New Year’s Eve in the Middle East. What we did was to set a video call with him. He was happily eating his ice cream from his hotel while watching fireworks thousands of miles away!
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