Unconventional Ways to Keep in Touch Over Winter Break

Your friends are always by your side in college. From your roommate that you see from morning until night to your class friends that you always grab lunch with, you’re practically never without a companion within arms reach. But now that winter break is here, it may be a month or so until you have these good friends around again. That’s why we’re listing out some unconventional ways you can keep in touch.

Set up a Google Hangout.

Google Hangouts are often overlooked, but it’s a great way to get a bunch of friends together at once. You can even step it up a notch and create a winter break book club that meets over Google Hangout. Or, how about creating a virtual lunch or coffee date?


Make use of snail mail.

With text messaging and social media around, no one really snail mails handwritten letters anymore — but why not switch things up and try it? It’ll give you and your bestie something to look forward to (When was the last time you got excited to get the mail?!), and it’s much more heartfelt than a quick text or Snapchat.



Going on vacation? Send postcards.

Just like snail mail, postcards went out of fashion when technology made it possible to simply send love from your tropical location through Instagram and Facebook photos. But, how cute would it be if you brought the postcard tradition back?


Send a gag gift.

Are you and your best friends the ultimate pranksters? If so, this one is a must. There are actually services that can ship your friends the most random and unusual things, like messages on eggplants or boxes of nothing…Yes, literally nothing.


Stay connected through gaming.

With services like Xbox Live, you can actually chat with your friends while you’re playing video games together — just like you would if you were actually hanging out! But if you don’t have a gaming console, there are plenty of free apps and internet games where you can battle it out with your friends as well.


Send a care package.

Nothing says “I’m thinking of you” more than a care package filled with your friend’s favorite candy, snacks, and other goodies. You can even give them a taste of your hometown with some of your favorite local goods.

What else can you think of? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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