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6 ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day Long-Distance

6 Ways to give gifts of love this Valentine's Day around the world

Valentine's Day can be a reminder of just how far away your loved one is. Whether it's a significant other or a family member, here are 6 ways to bring them closer.

There are lots of ways to celebrate together, even if you're far apart. Here are a six of our favorites.

  1. Video Conference Recipes: Cook a meal together over a video call.
    Get together and pick a recipe online, shop ahead of time and create a new dish together! Share tips, compliment their cooking skills. Set the table with pictures of each other and eat the meal together (online). Don't forget to light a few candles to celebrate the occasion.
  2. Co-Stream a movie together.
    Pick your favorite romantic comedy, a scary movie or a deep love story, enjoy watching it together. Start the video call, then start the movie. Find a streaming app that offers, "watch party" functions that sync or show the movie for you both.
  3. Write a love letter and send it via snail mail ahead of time.
    Can be done through email but make the extra effort ahead of time. Think about receiving a hand-written letter or meaningful card? Show your loved ones, the things you love about them, and send in time for February 14.
  4. Create something together.
    Like the meal activity above, find a fun Valentine's Day craft online and ship the supplies in time for Valentine’s Day. Make something together over a video call. This works well for parents and children living separate but abroad.
  5. Go explore the world together (virtually).
    There are lots of virtual tours of famous landmarks, wonders of the world, zoos, cities and more. Tale a virtual tour together and discover a new place or go on a virtual tour of your favorite places in each other’s respective cities.
  6. Send them money transfers with MoneyGram.
    Sometimes it is hard to ship gifts and other physical items abroad. It is always easy and affordable to send your loved one money transfers with MoneyGram for Valentine's Day!

The MoneyGram® : Send Money Online app and online transfers start at just $4.99 fees* with lots of receive options – including sending money for cash pickup, wire transfers to a bank account, or currency transfers to mobile wallets. It's easy to get started, reliable and fast so you can show your loved ones just how much you care, Just download the MoneyGram International Transfers app for Android or to send money on Apple iPhone or visit MoneyGram Canada website to get started sending money online today for Valentine’s day.

Disclaimer: *A currency exchange rate may apply. MoneyGram makes money from currency exchange.