Valentine’s Day presents a special opportunity to express how much you care for your loved ones. Unfortunately, there are many who are separated by distance. Although oceans and land can divide us, technology has a wonderful way of bringing us back together. Here are some tips from Microsoft that will help you stay in touch on Valentine’s Day:
Turn on your web cam!
Most laptops come with built-in web cams, so use it! Connect through Skype or a Google+ Hangout and sing a lovely song to your special Valentine. If you don’t want to be stuck indoors, grab your tablet or HP ENVY x2 to continue the conversation outside.
No need to fuss over where to eat. Schedule a dinner date and arrange for his or her favorite food to be delivered during your web chat. Grubhub allows you to order from hundreds of restaurants in major cities all over the United States. Just make sure to send dessert since it is Valentine’s Day after all!
Enjoy a Flick
Who says you need to be in the same room to watch the same movie? Cuddle up with some popcorn, pizza or some not-so-healthy treats and watch a romantic comedy from your Surface Tablet while you’re on the phone together. Just make sure it’s a movie you both want to see.
Compete for his or her love
Are you and your loved one the gaming sort? Head over to OMGPOP, a site full of multiplayer games such as Pool or Putt My Penguin. What better way to spend Valentine’s than with a little friendly competition to spice things up. If you are a Windows user, HP’s WildTangent website is filled to the brim with games you can enjoy with your significant other.
Make a Digital Timeline
Remind your loved one of where it all started and how your relationship has grown over time. Upload a series of your favorite pictures together onto a Digital Picture Frame and send it to them. If you’re running short on time, use your ENVY 23 TouchSmart AiO to create a slideshow complete with music and photos. The extra creativity is sure to impress!
Send some love
Brighten your loved ones day by sending them a custom card in the mail. It will show them that you thought ahead of time and created something just for them. If you don’t have time to mail it, don’t worry, online sites like Snapfish have a “mail for me” option that makes sending custom cards that much easier!
I am sharing these tips provided by Microsoft through my work with them as a Microsoft Windows Champion. As a Windows Champion, I occasionally receive Microsoft products such as hardware, software, and accessories to assist me in developing content for my site. No compensation was received for this post.