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How to Nurture Your Long-Distance Friendships

One of the best feelings in the world is being with your friends. It can be the highlight of your day to just be with your bestie. You don't even need to physically be with your friends to get that blissful feeling. If you have far-away friends, keeping in touch with them and making new memories is far easier than it might seem. To help you nurture those relationships, here are a few fun ways for you and your long-distance friends to hang out!

Grab your popcorn because it's movie night!

These days, you don't need to be in the same room to watch some of your favourite shows together! All you need to do is pick something you want to watch, get on a call together, and start watching. If you're not feeling the energy for a call, then it's also easy to choose a start time for your session and message each other while you're watching. We almost forgot the most important step: grabbing your favourite snacks before the show!

Make a call for a quick hello

With text and messaging being so prevalent in our lives these days, it can be easy to forget how important it is just to hear the voices of the people we care about. It might seem weird at first to give your friend an actual call, but they'll definitely appreciate it! Even if you don't have much to say, feel free to just say "hello" and tell them a funny story.

Transform your homes into a restaurant for a night

Even if this one requires a bit more coordination, it's absolutely worth the effort! It can be so much fun for you and your friends to plan meals that you can eat together over a video call. Bonus points if you all cook (or order) and eat the same thing! Make it even more exciting by acting as if you're all going to a nice restaurant. You can all get dressed up and put on some nice background music for your long-distance dining experience.

Plan your long-awaited vacation together

Just because you don't live near each other doesn't mean you can never see each other. Getting together every once in a while is a wonderful opportunity that you'll both cherish! Even short weekend trips can be exactly the experience you needed together. The planning can be just as fun if you're doing it together!

Goof around on social media

While you're probably already using social media to communicate with each other, you can take it to the next level to have a bit more fun with it. While you're scrolling through your feed, tag your friends on funny posts or memes to share your laughs with them. Bring back old memories by posting photos of you together and sharing why you cherish that time and those photos.

Surprise your friend with a fun gift

Getting fun mail, especially when it's a surprise, is always a wonderful experience. No matter what you send your friend, it'll be sure to make their day! That being said, the best thing that could arrive in the mail is a gift made just for them. Unsure what kind of gift to send? oh-hello! has you covered. Our small and fun personalised gift boxes are sure to put a smile on your friend's face.

oh-hello! boxes are an easy and budget-friendly way to send a loving gift to your friend and let them know you're thinking about them. You can easily place an order online, and if you have any questions, you can get in touch with our awesome team by emailing hello@oh-hello.com.au. We're excited to help you show your love and appreciation for your friends!