(Closed) Long distance holidays–how are you managing?

posted 9 years ago in Long Distance Relationships
Post # 3
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m glad you’re remaining positive about your situation!! Your first Christmas together will be EXTRA special next year ๐Ÿ™‚

My Fiance and I spent last Christmas together & we will do the same this year. Last year I went to the US & spent Christmas with his family… this year he’s coming to Canada to spend Christmas with my family. We have discussed our future holiday plans & we’re going to alternate every year once we’re married & even when we start having kids.

We’ve never actually spent ANY of our birthdays together! That hurts my heart more than not spending Christmas together. My 25th b-day will be our first b-day spent together… ever! Ahh.

Post # 4
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

we don’t spend the holidays together since it’s so expensive to travel during that time for the few days we would be able to spend together. though the past two years i would fly out the day after christmas to visit through new years [last year was the first time we spent nye together and it was such a touching moment…for me because i was the only one awake. ahaha] but this year i won’t be able to fly out after christmas.

i am looking forward to spending the holidays with him some day but until then we’ll just keep ourselves busy hanging out with family and friends.

@rb, in our almost 5 years together, we have only spent one birthday together as well! he was able to come out for my 27th birthday. it was so nice waking up and spending my actual birthday with him. enjoy that!

Post # 5
815 posts
Busy bee

I am really blessed that he is coming home for the holidays!  I wish I could describe just how happy I am to be able to spend this time together.  He is taking a few days of leave at Christmas so he will be home for about a week!!  He will probably be in Afghanistan at this time next year, so I am counting my blessings.  I realized that I hadn’t taken any time to think of how to make it special, so for now, I am going to squeeze him and smooch him and tell him I how much I love him.  (That was super cheesy, to make it worse I was getting a little emotional.  Sorry guys.)

Post # 6
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We’ll be spending them on the phone ๐Ÿ™‚ at least for a little while. I wish we could be together, but it’s just not realistic for now. I’m just happy we’ll be together on the 1st, that’s soon enough!

I’m soo sooo soooo happy for everyone who does get to be together though!

Post # 7
2205 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

This was really really hard on me when we were apart!  We spent Easter and Thanksgiving together on different years, and last year, we spent New Year’s together, but this is our first Christmas together of the last 3 we’ve been together!  I’m so excited to spend it together.

@tea I hear you on the expensive travel costs…but it’s also the only paid time off I had from my job!  We used frequent flyer miles whenever possible and bought tickets early on inconvenient flights to save money.


It’s going to be hard in the future to coordinate holidays, though, because our families live thousands of miles away from each other.

Post # 8
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@Latte – frequent flier miles are my silver lining, hehe. I love watching them wrack up on our accounts (what? I book his tickets for him… I find better deals! hehe, or I’m a control freak) and knowing that we’ll be able to use them once it comes time for us to be not-quite-so-far-apart ๐Ÿ™‚

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