Somehow, someday, you’re going to be in one place for a holiday . . . a birthday . . . a new baby . . . a graduation . . . a wedding — and the people you want to celebrate with are going to be somewhere else. It happens to everyone, and even more often when you’re cruising. So how can you celebrate from afar?
不可否认，它与实际存在的情况也不一样。但是您可以为您的家人和朋友培养一些新的传统。手机，FaceTime和Skype可以帮助 - 如果您有互联网或手机覆盖范围。延长游轮上的许多船也有电子邮件。但是，我们中的许多人都想要更多地与我们遥远的家庭和朋友有关。
One day, we were invited to a birthday party for another cruiser’s adult son. No, he wasn’t there — we were in a remote anchorage in the Sea of Cortez and he was in Alaska. But she baked a birthday cake, complete with candles, and invited 6 of us over to sing “Happy Birthday” and have a slice.
3. Celebrate When You是Together
Other friends “saved up” special occasions and then celebrated them with family when they were together. Yes, a true “Christmas in July” with all the traditional food, presents and even a (fake) tree! You might not be there to see the grandkids’ faces when they see their Easter basket, but how about an Easter egg hunt when you是there? Or if they won a trophy, why not use it as a centerpiece for dinner one evening on your next visit?
4. Exchange a “Party in a Box”
一对夫妇在另一个船知道他们将be apart on their anniversary — he was on a delivery while she was tending to their boat. Before they left, they exchanged boxes for the other to open on the big day. Not just a present, but a “party in a box” for them to have a bit of a celebration with friends where they were. We were invited to share her “box opening” — a Happy Anniversary banner (in Spanish, since we were in Mexico), some of her favorite chocolate, a picture from their wedding, a CD with party music, margarita mix and a bottle of tequila. Having a box gave her something to look forward to as well as a reason to invite a bunch of friends over. And the box she sent off with him made a fun diversion for the delivery crew — mostly treats, but a few old photos of the groom in his oh-so-70’s tux for the guys to laugh over!
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