When you’re running a business or managing a lot of responsibilities at work, it can be really difficult to stay on top of your relationships. However, the holidays are not the time to forget about your friends. In fact, this is one of the most important times to check in. Even with a busy schedule, consider the following ways you can think of your friends and show them love during the holiday season.
1. Send a gift.
Chances are you probably have tons of friends who live out of town. When this is the case, it’s going to be difficult to visit them all. Instead, consider sending a thoughtful card and a beautiful gift. As a gift, you can send flowers, cookie gift baskets or stunning jewelry. Consider the friend and what you think they’d like. Take a look at their social media presence. This might give you a few hints regarding what they’d really appreciate.
2. Host a party.
Throw a holiday party. If you have enough room, throw a big party in your home. If you don’t have enough space, find a local room to rent for a few hours. You can opt to cater the food or make it yourself. Purchase tons of great snack foods and desserts for everyone to enjoy. Make it an awesome game night. You can also opt to make it a themed party where people need to dress up in specific attire. Hire a DJ or some forms of entertainment to make the party even more special. This is a great way to enjoy your friends all at once.
3. Schedule a visit.
If you take time to schedule visits with your friends, you’ll be able to show them specialized attention. Take a look at your calendar. Whether it’s two or three nights out of the week, dedicate 1.5 hours each time to spend with one of your friends. Bring cookies, the latest awesome book or another sweet Christmas gift when you go. It might feel like a sacrifice at first. However, the more you get into the groove of doing this, the better you’ll feel.