Alright, so today’s blog post is a little bit different than usual! Setting aside my usual OOTDs and style tips, I’m going to be sharing some super fun ideas for long distance couples to try during the holidays.
Long distance is always hard, but it can get especially harder during the holidays, and more so if you’re spending the holidays apart from your significant other. If you’re in that situation, you can’t do much to change your circumstances, but you can try a few new things to make the holidays a little warmer in the absence of that extra body.
Advent Calendar Messages:
If you’re a long-distance wiz, you probably know all about “open when” letters and the little rush you get when you feel like your partner is speaking to you in a particular moment in time. Well this is similar, with a little Christmas twist. Taking to concept of the “gift-a-day” advent calendar, get into the season by sending your loved one a message a day. You can do this by phone, by text message, voice message, or if you prepare ahead, you can even old fashion snail mail it!
Okay so, it may not be much of a secret because hopefully you only have one significant other to choose from; but nonetheless it would be nice to send the smallest and sweetest little gifts periodically throughout the month. Nothing big (unless you like to go big) but just a little something to let them know that you’re thinking about them and that you care. My recommendation, would be small photo books or albums, books they’ve been meaning to read, they’re favorite candle or fragrance, and other things like this.
Every relationship is different, but I find it much easier to cope with the existing distance when we are planning for a future together. So something to get you through a cold holiday apart could be planning for all the future warmer holidays together. You can share all of your existing holiday traditions and decide on which ones you guys will want to bring to your future households when your fight with distance has finally and triumphantly ended.
25 Days of “I love You’s
I know these seem to be getting pretty repetitive, but so do the Skype calls, goodnight calls, and text messages; am I right? So another message type idea you can start with your person starting December 1st (or anyway for that matter) is what I like to call the 25 days of I Love You’s. This I when you take a minute out of every day to remind your significant other of something you love about them! You can add different twists to this as well by choosing to send things like a memory you both really cherish, a secret you’ve never told them, or even a plan you have for when you’re together. Really the whole theme is to make sure they know how much you love them 365 days a year, but especially these last 25 leading up to Christmas.
And that’s all I got for you folks! Hope all my LDRs of the world are feeling inspired and warmed of for this holiday season! Even if you don’t get to see your person this Christmas, make sure they know how much you care!