It is often hard to be away from home. No matter whether you’re on a holiday or you’re taking a break from your mundane life in your country or you’ve moved to a foreign country for work, there are times when you will yearn to chat with your mom, dad or your best friends whom you have left back at home. Thanks to the advancements in the field of technology that everything is now possible. Gone are those days when you had to write letters on postcards and wait for several days or even months to receive a reply. Now, everything has become prompt and fast and it takes a second to make an international call.
With the invention of international calling cards by Nobel and other chatting apps like Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Hangouts, staying in touch with your family members even when you stay abroad has become as easy as making a local call. Hence, here are few tips on the ways that you can adopt in order to make free calls to your family members and feel more at-home even when you stay alone abroad.
- Leave a message in Whatsapp
There are many who have been abroad since the last 10 years or more than that. How do you think they stay in touch with their family members and friends? They can leave a Whatsapp voice message so that the person on the other side can listen to your voice and then leave a reply for you to which you can listen. Once you add the loved one to the contact list, both can send voice notes which the person can listen at any point of time. This is a more personal option than texts or emails and hence they don’t need too much effort.
- Connect through video calls
Whether you use Skype or Google Hangouts or FaceTime, you can chat with each other by talking through video calls and by seeing each other. Since everyone is extremely busy these days, you have to schedule a separate time during which you can hang out with your friends and family members over the phone. You may choose a Sunday evening where you can chat for 5 minutes and share all the tasks and updates of the entire week.
- Send a personalized package
Baked goods, mail artwork or a definite keepsake from the specific location at which you’re staying. Or you may also choose a handwritten note so that you can let the family members realize that you’ve been thinking of them. How about sending gourmet gift baskets or a hearty wish to find out the best package for the most special occasions? Due to the fact that the gifts are personalized, this adds to the flavor.
- Record all the noteworthy events and send a video
If you just spent your birthday with your new friends, you can record the entire video of the cake-cutting ceremony, the grand lunch or dinner which you arranged for them and also the time when you started opening your gifts. Your family members who are sitting miles away from you will be overwhelmed to take a look at such videos. If you want, you may also put up these videos on YouTube and then share the link of the YouTube video to your friends and family members.
As we know ‘where there is a will, there is a way’, here too, if you have a strong desire to stay in touch with your loved ones, you will definitely find a way to stay in touch with them in this technology-driven era. Keep in mind the above mentioned ways of contacting them.