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Three Easy Ways to Keep Your Family and Friends Close While Social Distancing

These trying times make it difficult to keep your family and friends close. Although phone calls and text messages can help you keep in touch, they don’t leave you feeling very connected to your loved ones.

Connecting With Your Loved Ones Is Easy

Nowadays, there are plenty of new (and older) ways to stay connected. You can now keep your family and friends close with just your smartphone…and you don’t have to be limited to just calling or texting. Here are three of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to keep in touch.

1. Video Chat

Child video chatting

It’s time to take advantage of that front-facing camera and start video chatting. Texts and phone calls are nice, but being able to see each other will boost your morale. Believe it or not, video chatting is almost as satisfying as an in-person conversation!

There are several video chat programs that exist, but some are more popular than others. Facebook Messenger is one of the easiest to use, and it works on almost any smartphone. You can video chat anyone on your friends list, and you can have up to 50 people in one call!

2. Mobile Games

Playing mobile games with family and friends

Mobile games are a great way to have fun with your loved ones, and you don’t have to be tech savvy to get started. No matter what you love to play, you’re bound to find something that you (and your friends) will enjoy! You can even play some games throughout the day and take turns whenever you have time.

There are plenty of games you can choose from, both classic and new. If you’re looking for a traditional board game, then you have options like Words with Friends, Monopoly, and even Life. There are also card games like Uno and versions of two-player Solitaire. 

3. Letters

Writing letters

Letters might be the opposite of “virtual,” but they’re a truly special and unique way to connect with family and friends. Letters are much more personal than a text message, and you can convey more emotions through physically writing and mailing a letter compared to drafting and hitting send on a phone.

A lot of areas are shut down, but post offices remain open; they’ll be some of the last places to close if they ever do. That means you won’t have to worry about losing this avenue of communication. This is also a great way to teach younger kids how to send a letter!

We’re Here for You

Even if you’re not ready to buy or sell a home, we’re here to help you in any way we can. If you have any questions about how you can keep your family and friends close, contact us; the Marsha Marsh team is always here to answer your questions.

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