Celebrating your anniversary in a long distance relationship can be tricky. Here are some creative ideas to celebrate your anniversary when you’re miles apart.
You want to celebrate with your long distance love in person, but sometimes, it just doesn’t work out that way. Then you have to find a way to make your anniversary special when distance separates you two.
Thanks to technology, we can achieve much of what we need to do virtually. You no longer need to worry about missing important dates just because your partner is miles away. Modern technology offers several options to keep in touch with your long distance partner.
With a little creative thinking and the help of close friends, you can pull off a great anniversary celebration in a long distance relationship. If you are stuck for ideas, here are some to help you celebrate your anniversary in your long distance relationship.
10 Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary in a Long Distance Relationship
1. Surprise Gifts
Being miles away does not have to stop you from sending those gifts. Being far away may be costly and time consuming to send and receive gifts. However, you can still find means to send little gifts that are convenient and easy. Since shipping may be expensive, be creative as much as possible. The flat rate shipping boxes from USPS are great to use. You can also buy online and ship directly to your long distance love.
2. Video Message
Recording video messages for each other is always a great idea and never fails to impress. The only challenge will be your time zones. If your partner is busy at work when you are free enough to make the call, you will need time to plan for shared time. Y You may even turn it into a small competition. For example, make it a contest to find out who makes the funniest or most romantic video.
To make it more exciting, download apps that enhance video messaging. Use stickers, filters, or hashtags. With a smartphone, you have unlimited options in video messaging. Let your partner download the same app to share similar benefits.
3. Advance Planning
Knowing ahead of time that you will not be spending your anniversary together gives you a chance to start your preparations early. Once you are sure about missing a one-on-one anniversary, it is time to plan ahead. Send or leave behind a gift or box of letters with instructions only to be opened on the date of the anniversary. Make sure you schedule time off of work or school in order to chat with your long distance partner. Be together online at the same time so that both of you can share the moments of the gift opening. The virtual togetherness is better than nothing.
4. Enjoy Your Favorite Activities
Rather than feel bummed that you’re not with your partner on your anniversary, turn it into a fun day with your favorite hobby or activity Choose something you enjoy doing with your partner. Get out with friends who are available and engage in this activity. You do not want to do this alone because you will be missing the special person. When partaking in your favorite hobbies, you may check up on the person from time to time to keep them engaged in the activity too. With technology, you may send them photos and record video your day. You can also develop your own hashtag so they know where to find your photos together. Live streaming can also keep engaged in a close experience from miles away.
5. Virtual Dinner Date
A virtual dinner date might be an option if you guys can find the time. The essence of a date here is to participate in memories of favorite foods, drinks, and flowers. Once you are set up, dial them for a live video chat and eat or sip as if you were together. Enjoy the same movie or tv show during your date. Dress up a little so the date has a little more meaning.
6. Send Open When Letters
Opening when letters are a great anniversary gift. Before parting ways, write some letters and seal them. Send them to your long distance partner. Your love can only open a letter depending on the titles. The titles have to be relevant to make the game enjoyable. Here are a set of Free Open When Printables to help.
7. Play A Game
Keep your competitive spirits connected by playing an online game. This could become your anniversary tradition. It’s best to play a word or puzzle game that doesn’t have any time restrictions. That way, your long distance significant other can play on his or her time zone.
8. Feed them
A romantic home-cooked meal isn’t always in the cards for a long distance relationship. With apps, you can send them their favorite foods throughout the day. After all, the old adage is a way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. You can send them sweet donuts for breakfast, favorite sandwiches for lunch, hearty meals for dinner, and perhaps a fruit or chocolate bouquet to wrap up the night. Popular food delivery apps include GrubHub, Uber Eats, and Postmates.
9. Ask for help
If you have mutual friends at your partner’s location, try to reach out to them for help in making the day special for your partner. Ask if they can help decorate your long distance love’s office, room, or car. See if they would be willing to deliver special gifts or messages.
No shame in rescheduling your anniversary until you guys meet again. After all, being in an LDR means being in a flexible, non-conventional relationship. So rescheduling until you guys can celebrate together might just be your easiest solution.
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