Bring something sentimental in your suitcase
If you know are going to be away for Christmas, pack something sentimental in your suitcase that will help you connect with the Christmas experience at home. Whether it’s a candle, ornament, or special food, this is a great way to make Christmas special and meaningful wherever you are.
Make a family recipe
It doesn’t feel like Christmas until you’ve eaten your family’s favourite Christmas food. And when you’re living too far away for them to reach you in the post, what better way than to make them yourself! Get your family together and make a day of it. Not only will this be a great bonding experience for you and your company, but it will help you feel closer to your loved ones that are missing out.
Our self-sufficient kitchenettes are a great option if you would like to enjoy the comfort of a home cooked meal away from home. Read more here.
Organise a Skype date
It’s very likely that all of your loved ones can’t fit in your suitcase, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on spending Christmas day with them. Organise a time to have a Skype date, where you will be able to watch each other open presents and share the joys of your day from afar.
When organising a Skype date, make sure you take time zones into consideration. Christmas morning might be the middle of the night where your family live! There are a number of helpful time zone calculators available online to help you pick a time that is most convenient for both parties.
Christmas away from your family can be difficult but luckily technology has made being apart easier. Although you are not physically with them, you can still share the specials moments with them with the help of a webcam.
Attend any public festivities
A great way to immerse yourself in the Christmas experience away from home is to take part in the community festivities wherever you may be! This is a great opportunity to explore various cultural tradition and experience a different kind of Christmas.