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How to Celebrate the Holidays with Your Family in Another Country

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Though the holidays are synonymous with family time, it can be hard to feel like celebrating when your loved ones are across the globe. Luckily, with a little creativity, making the holidays a little brighter may not be as hard as you think.

  1. If you’re in a new country, keep your spirits bright by discovering new celebrations! Many cultures around the world have some kind of winter holiday – so take the chance to learn something new and celebrate with your new neighbor.
  2. On the flip side, you can introduce your new friends to your own culture! Host a celebration at your place with your favorite traditions and enjoy introducing them to others.
  3. Be sure to connect with friends and family at home – set a time to video chat when you can join in on the holiday fun. Cook the same special meal they’re eating and enjoy it together (virtually), or watch the joy on their faces as they open gifts from you.
  4. If you do want to travel, but it just isn’t quite in your budget, consider traveling a few days or weeks before or after the actual holiday. Travel prices tend to drop during this time, and you’ll still get a chance to be with your loved ones.
  5. You can send money home for the holidays to help pay for gifts, celebrations and more with our easy online international money transfers. And when you pay with a debit card or bank account, you’ll get your 1st online transfer for $0 fees.* Send bank transfers online or in the MoneyGram® Money Transfers app just in time for the holiday fun!
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*Excludes domestic transfers. A currency exchange rate may apply. MoneyGram makes money from currency exchange.