How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Remotely?

Thanksgiving, a cherished holiday filled with delicious food and heartwarming traditions, is a time for families and friends to gather, express gratitude, and create lasting memories. But in today's interconnected world, loved ones are often scattered far and wide. The good news is that, even from a distance, you can celebrate Thanksgiving while nurturing that same spirit of togetherness and gratitude. This article explores creative ways to celebrate Thanksgiving remotely, with a special focus on how Lovebox can add a heartfelt touch to your celebration.

What is Virtual Thanksgiving?

Virtual Thanksgiving is the high-tech, long-distance hug that keeps family and friends close even when they're miles apart. It's a celebration where screens become our holiday table, connecting us for a virtual feast, gratitude sharing, and a dash of online mischief. While it may not replace the warmth of in-person gatherings, Virtual Thanksgiving ensures that the spirit of the holiday, along with its cherished rituals, endures, bridging physical gaps and creating new ways to celebrate the togetherness that defines this special day.

How do you plan a virtual Thanksgiving?

Coordinate a Time: Choose a specific time when you and your loved ones can gather virtually. This may be before or after your traditional Thanksgiving meal, depending on everyone's schedules and time zones.

Use Video Calls: Platforms like Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet are fantastic for virtual gatherings. Create a virtual room where you can see and interact with each other, just as you would around a physical Thanksgiving table.

Prepare a Digital Feast: Share your Thanksgiving recipes and cook together virtually. While you may not be in the same kitchen, you can still enjoy a Thanksgiving meal while sharing stories, laughter, and the joy of cooking together over video.

How do you celebrate Thanksgiving virtually?

1**. Virtual Thanksgiving Games and Activities**

Enhance your remote celebration by incorporating games and activities that everyone can participate in. Try a Thanksgiving trivia quiz to test your knowledge of the holiday's history and traditions. Share family photos and stories, or watch a classic Thanksgiving movie together via streaming platforms. These activities can add an interactive and enjoyable dimension to your virtual gathering. Here are a few examples of online games :

Family Bingo: Create a Thanksgiving-themed Bingo game with customized bingo cards featuring holiday-related images or terms. Mark off the terms or images on your cards as you progress through your virtual gathering. The first to complete a line or fill the entire card wins a prize, even if it's just the satisfaction of winning.

Online Trivia: Organize an online trivia game with Thanksgiving-themed questions. It's a fun way to challenge your family's knowledge of Thanksgiving traditions, history, and even pop culture related to the holiday. The winner can receive virtual bragging rights or a small, virtual prize.

Pogo Games Logo white on blue

Pictionary: Play a virtual game of Pictionary, where family members take turns drawing Thanksgiving-related words or phrases. The others guess what's being drawn in a race against the timer. It's a great way to have some artistic fun and keep everyone engaged during your remote celebration. Games Logo

These interactive activities not only add a layer of enjoyment to your Thanksgiving gathering but also create a sense of togetherness and fun that transcends the physical distance and can bring new ways to celebrate Thanksgiving with your family.


2**. Virtual Thanksgiving Decorations & Inspirations**

One of the wonderful aspects of Thanksgiving is the opportunity to showcase your creativity through decorations, recipes, and various festive elements. In a remote setting, you might wonder how to capture the essence of the holiday season and share ideas with your family.

Decorate your video call background with Thanksgiving-themed items. Use digital decorations, or get creative and make your own. Whether it's a fall foliage backdrop or some virtual turkeys, decorating your virtual space can help set the mood and make it feel more like a traditional Thanksgiving gathering. For instance, this website sells the best digital decorations:

Create a shared Pinterest account with your family and share your mutual inspirations for this holiday like decorations, recipes, activities, and more. By creating a shared Pinterest account with your family, you can establish a virtual space where everyone can contribute and explore ideas for Thanksgiving.

3**. Lovebox - The Heartfelt Connection**

While technology is great for virtual gatherings, you can add an extra layer of connection with Lovebox. Lovebox is a unique device that allows you to send heartfelt messages and pictures in real-time to your loved ones. It's like sending a personal handwritten note, but with a modern twist. Incorporate Lovebox into your Thanksgiving celebration to share your love and gratitude in a tangible and special way, creating moments of joy and connection despite the distance.

How does it works?

  1. Gift a Lovebox to someone you love
  2. Dowload the Lovebox app
  3. Create your own personalized message on the app 
  4. Send it to the Lovebox 
  5. Your favorite person receive your Love note. 

    Celebrate Thanksgiving like you never did before with Lovebox. 
Lovebox Color & Photo with open lid

Here are a few examples of Happy Thanksgiving Messages to send in order to get your creative juices flowing:

  • "Though we're miles apart, my love for you knows no bounds. Happy Thanksgiving!"
  • "Gratitude fills my heart this Thanksgiving, and you're at the top of my list."
  • "The distance may separate us, but our love keeps us close. Wishing you a warm Thanksgiving!"

Download your Lovebox App now and discover our new templates specially created for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is all about expressing gratitude. Make it a tradition to share what you're thankful for while using the Lovebox. Seeing your family's heartfelt expressions of gratitude can be a heartwarming and unifying experience. You might be surprised at how this simple practice can bring everyone closer, even when miles apart.

How do you celebrate Thanksgiving away from home?

Thanksgiving is all about gratitude and togetherness, and with modern technology, we can celebrate even when apart. Enjoy a virtual feast, share heartfelt gratitude, and have fun with games. Plus, add a personal touch with Lovebox for a special connection. In our changing world, Thanksgiving's essence remains the same—gratitude, love, and togetherness, even from a distance.

Back to blog