Post # 1
Hi fellow LDR bees,
I thought it might be interesting to see how we each spend our Christmas season. Do you do anything special for your SO? Do you have any special traditions? Will you be able to spend Christmas together?
I’ll go first: Last year I hand-made him an advents calendar, which I can re-fill with sweets and suprises every year. I really went all out last year and felt rather uncreative this year, so the majority of presents are gourmet chocolates. I love that he waits to open his daily surprise until we talk- it’s fun for me to see his reactions or his comments on a flavor etc.
Being LDR, we don’t get to spend Christmas together. And what I especially despise about the season is that (since he is in school) it is also finals’ season for him. He does take the time to talk to me every day, but he is stressed out a lot and we don’t get to have long, deep conversations during this time. But the silver lining is that I will see him again just after Christmas and get to spend some real time with him <3
Post # 3
DH is taking 10 days of leave to come home for Christmas He hasn’t been home in 6ish months, so we’re planning on surprising his family and mine when he gets home. It’s going to work out perfectly and I am having such a hard time not telling his family. 🙂
Post # 4
i get to spend Christmas with FI! i’m really excited.
I’m sorry you’ll be away from your SO this year. 🙁 LDRs are tough
Post # 5
I’m not LDR, but my Fiance and I have spent every Christmas we’ve been together apart, he with his family in Canada and me with mine in Ohio. It is difficult!
Post # 6
This will be the first Christmas Fiance and I will spend together. We’ll be going down to Florida for a week to visit my family there. His family lives in Charlotte and they will miss him, but we spent Thanksgiving with them. We decided to start splitting holidays with our families.
Post # 7
He is doing a preceptorship about 4 hours away, since he graduates in a couple months. He technically has the 22nd to the 25th off, but finishes work at 6am on the 22nd and has to start work again at 6am on Boxing Day. I’ll see him from the evening of the 22nd until mid-afternoon on Christmas. I’m not looking forward to him leaving then, because my family is doing our big Christmas thing on Boxing Day so he’s going to miss it.
Post # 8
I’ll be in San Diego where Fiance is for Christmas 🙂 Christmas morning I’ll be with my grandma, sister and her Fiance but Christmas afternoon and night I’ll be with Fiance at his family’s Christmas party. I’m meeting his whole family for the first time so I’m very nervous but rly excited
Post # 9
I’m flying out to see my BF, and then we’re going to Hawaii for two weeks together! (His brother and sister live on Oahu) Soooo looking forward to it!
Post # 10
My SO is coming home in a few days! I live close to his parents, and he is a grad student and he has some time off, nuturally he is coming this way for Christmas. I am so excited!
Post # 11
My SO and I will be spending our first Christmas together this year. He has a two week break off from work, and will be coming to Chicago (from Ireland) in a couple of days to spend the holidays from me and my family. i am extremely excited!!
Post # 12
I am so thankful…Fiance will be home for my entire winter break. He hasn’t spent more than a few days in our hometown in quite a few years. He’ll get here on Thursday and leave after New Year’s. I can’t wait!! 🙂
Post # 13
I don’t get to see my SO for actual Christmas, but he is coming to my relatives’ celebration on the 26th! So that means I get to see him in 6 days!! Then we are going to his relatives’ celebration as well, which will be hectic, but we get to see most of the family. After that he is coming back to my place until classes start again, and we’ll get to do our personal Christmas and birthdays then!
Happy holidays to everyone, and to those who have to be apart- I hope you will be together again soon!
Post # 14
I won’t see Mister on Christmas, flights were outrageous, but I am leaving the 27th for 2 weeks with him and his family in his hometown. I’ve been so excited I’m giddy and break out in giggle fits. My family thinks I’m insane. I haven’t seen him in 8 months though, so this…. is WAY long overdue.
Post # 15
We’re both college students at the same university but we are from different states, so we are spending Christmas and New Years in different states with our families. It’s tough being away from each other especially at the holidays. In fact, the only major holiday we’ve been able to spend together so far was Thanksgiving this year. I’m just trying to focus on enjoying spending time with my family right now…we are both where we need to be. We WILL however being seeing each other in two weeks when I fly up to visit him in his home state for a week before we travel back to college together for the new semester. We’ll get to go skiing together and it will be a blast. So yes, if you’re not seeing them over the holdays, just focus on all of the good things about the holidays and open gifts over skype with him. 🙂
Post # 16
I know I dont post on here often (I am trying to get better about that!).. but my Fiance and I will be spending Christmas apart as well. I feel lucky that we had 10 days together at Thanksgiving though! But as a surprise he did mail me a new shirt, fresh with his scent as a Christmas surprise. (We typically dont exchange gifts, so I wasnt expecting anything)