postheadericon How to Stay in Touch with a Long Distance Family Member

It can be hard to keep up with people when they are far away. Here is how to make the distance a little easier.

How to Stay in Touch with a Long Distance Family Member

1 Add the family member on social media sites, such as Facebook. This is a good start. Through social media, you can see the basics of what your family member is up to and you can easily contact them.

How to Stay in Touch with a Long Distance Family Member

2 Call the family member. If you do not have their number currently, you ask them for it through Facebook or ask another relative. Calling now and then to catch up is a good way to keep in contact.

How to Stay in Touch with a Long Distance Family Member

3 Write letters. This is an easy way to keep in touch without having to talk for long periods of time. Exchanging letters every few months is old school, fun, and unique. This is a good way to keep in touch with older members especially – who don’t know much about modern technology. Also, this is convenient so that you can refer back to the letter if you want to recall what is going on in the life of your family member. Letters are also excellent for those interested in recording family histories and will be greatly cherished by future generations.

How to Stay in Touch with a Long Distance Family Member

4 Skype with the family member. Skype is easy to use and is a great way to keep up with people who are far away. It’s also very nice to see how someone looks different over time.

How to Stay in Touch with a Long Distance Family Member

5 Send out family email updates. If you do not have time for personal conversations with each family member, it is easy enough to send out email updates to relatives you want to stay in touch with. Simply give a few details on the latest news with you and perhaps some family members will do the same back!

How to Stay in Touch with a Long Distance Family Member

6 Send out holiday cards. Sending out pictures and cards for major holidays is a great and simply way to keep up-to-date with relatives, even distant ones. Many relatives will send these out as well so that everyone can stay connected.

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