Staying Connected: The Best Gift of All

January 7, 2010 at 10:08 am , by

Picture 1Ah, the holidays. That time of year when you gather together with your family and share some holiday cheer. But what if your family lives far away? My husband’s little sister lives in Florida, so we’ve never been able to spend Christmas with her. And believe me, she would love to see her nieces tear open their gifts. So this year, with the help of a little technology, we were able to make that happen.

It was Christmas morning and the girls had been up since 7:00 am. Squeals of Disney Princess joy were filling my parent’s living room. And then we got the best gift of all—the gift of being together. Without anyone knowing, my husband had sneaked away to call his sister on Skype, right before the girls opened their gifts from Aunt Paola. There was Aunt Paola right on the screen wearing a Santa hat! Pablo was even able to put the laptop on the floor so his sister could watch Sophia open the Barbie Glamour Camper that she sent. It was like she was really there—a perfect Christmas moment.

So, tell me: How did technology bring you closer to your loved ones this holiday season?

(Photo by me using my new techy Christmas present, a Nikon D5000!)