5 Ways to Celebrate Big Occasions When Away From Loved Ones

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Big occasions don’t happen every day and it’s important to make the most of these moments, especially when away from our loved ones. With a little effort and imagination, you can ensure that your next big occasion is as fun as it would be if you were all together in person.

When you can’t be there with your loved ones to celebrate big occasions in person, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out altogether. Modern technology has made it easier than ever for us to stay connected with our friends and families, no matter where in the world we are located.

Whether you choose to be creative, sentimental, funny or caring, there are ways to get involved in your loved one’s celebrations, even when it feels like you are worlds away.

You only need to search online to see the imaginative ways that people have shared their love across the world on various special occasions.

From hilarious video recordings to surprise flower delivery in South Yarra, personalised gifts from online providers, or simply picking up the phone to say hi, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate life’s big occasions, even when you’re not there in person.

Let’s take a look at a few ideas to help you celebrate in style with your loved ones, regardless of where you are located.

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#1 – Call Or Video Chat

Sometimes, it’s the simplest solutions that have the biggest impact. If you are away from your loved ones when you should be celebrating a special occasion together, simply pick up the phone, jump on Zoom, Skype, Whatsapp or any of the other services you use and call your friend. While photo collages, videos and birthday gifts are great, sometimes there’s nothing more meaningful than time. 

#2 – Send Them A Video Message

Sometimes being in different time zones, having to work or otherwise being unavailable, doesn’t allow for you to dial in easily at the opportune moment in the celebrations. Recording a thoughtful message to share on the big day is a great way to be a part of the celebrations. Video messages can be played for everyone at the party, bringing everyone together, if only for a few minutes. 

#3 – Order A Gift Online

Just because you can’t be together on a big occasion, doesn’t mean that you can’t give a gift. From your regular high-street stores to online boutique shops and personalised gifts, there is no shortage of ideas when it comes to gift-giving. Most people love receiving unexpected deliveries in the mail, so sending a thoughtful gift is always highly recommended.

#4 – Post On Their Social Media

Making a fuss on social media about a big celebration has been common for a while now. You can take this any direction you want, whether it’s a sentimental throwback, a barrage of embarrassing snaps, or a collage of your funniest moments together. Posting on social media can be a very personal yet very public way to share, in the occasion, and be a part of the celebrations. 

#5 – Make An Extra Effort

Go the extra mile to make the occasion that little bit more special. If you’re celebrating a birthday, why not organise to dress up in the same theme while hosting a virtual get-together? For couples that are apart, try ordering delivery food at the same time and enjoy a romantic meal virtually to mark the occasion. Whatever you are planning, be sure to use your creativity and imagination to give the celebrations an extra special touch.

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  • Reply AmberB Friday 4th May, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Love the main photo

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Wednesday 4th April, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    lovely 🙂

  • Reply ellyloves Friday 25th November, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Punk princess!

  • Reply bluebird93 Wednesday 12th October, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    lol the 5th one 🙂

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