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Ways to Stay Connected During the Holidays

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and the next winter holidays are right around the corner. Due to COVID there are many virtual adjustments being made for most families and friends. A number of national holidays are coming up and those who have never used video chatting application are now learning new technology, to see their loved ones. COVID has forced people to become more open and comfortable with technology.

Whether you’re able to be in person with a few family members or have to connect virtually, there are still so many different ways to have fun. This year, technology is going to be a huge help throughout the holiday season when it comes to seeing the people you love. Check out some of our suggestions for some virtual fun below.

Creative Ways to Video Chat

Make a Game out of it

Do you enjoy playing board games or card games with your family members during the holidays? There are now online versions of games that allow you to stay connected with your favorite people. When it comes to virtual games there are so many different options. These games can be played over video chat and some include Monopoly, Scrabble, and Clue.

It will feel like you’re playing as you normally would. You can also play Pictionary through a random word generator online. Sounds fun right? 

There’s no reason you can’t enjoy yourself just because you’re not as close to your loved ones as you’d like to be. There are so many different ways to video chat online these days. We suggest Microsoft Teams through Office 365!

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Watch a Movie Together

A lot of families have a specific movie or TV special they enjoy watching together during the holidays. You now have the ability to do that virtually. Netflix now has an app called Teleparty. Teleparty synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to Netflix, Disney, Hulu and HBO. 

Not only can you watch your favorite movies together but you can chat while you do it as well. Technology will truly allow people to enjoy quality time together during the holidays.

Share an Activity like Cooking

One of the easiest ways to share some virtual quality time is through cooking. So many people have special recipes they only use during the holidays.

The ability to make those special cookies together will allow you to keep your traditions alive. In addition, you can set up a dinner or happy hour over video. Whether it’s cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie, a good video chatting platform will bring you together with your loved ones so no one misses out. 

Create New Traditions 

Whether it’s a game or a new recipe the holidays are a time for creating new traditions to share with your family and friends. Don’t let the fact that you won’t be physically together hold you back. A nice video chat through  Microsoft Teams will allow you to connect and communicate in a fun and familiar way. 

It can be extremely disheartening to be separated from loved ones during this time of year. There are a number of options out there to honor your traditions and create some new ones going forward. It will be worth it!

To learn which video chatting platform is best for you, contact The TNS Group today. Have a safe and wonderful holiday season.