Communicating With Loved Ones During Social Distancing

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There is nothing as valuable as one-on-one time with the people you love. With the current social distancing guidelines, you may need to get creative with how to stay in contact. Fortunately, there are many options to see loved ones when you can’t be in the same room, including apps like Zoom, Skype, Facetime, and Facebook Messenger!

When contacting your loved ones, here are several ideas to help brighten up their day:

  1. Talk about a favorite memory.
  2. Talk about exciting future plans.
  3. Sing a song together.
  4. Read a book together.
  5. Read an original poem to them.
  6. Write a story together.
  7. Create a recipe together.
  8. Share some old photos so that you can enjoy them together.
  9. Learn a few good jokes to help them laugh.

Online games are another great way to spend time with a loved one. Popular online games include Bingo, Scrabble, Card Games, and many more.

With all of this technology, traditional letter writing has gone to the wayside in recent years, but there is a definite warmth associated with a carefully handwritten message: the unique script that belongs to a friend, the feel of the paper in your hands, and the excitement that comes with the arrival of a letter meant only for you.

A personal letter is certain to brighten up a loved one’s day, and along with your letter, you can also send original artwork. Using your favorite artistic media, create a bright and beautiful piece of art that will bring a smile to your loved one’s face.

There is no time like the present to let the people in your life know how you feel about them. Let your loved ones know how they have positively impacted your life. It can offer a great amount of comfort to those who may be feeling isolated.

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