Home for the holidays: how to use today’s technology to bring your family closer together
Traditionally, the holidays are for family. For many people, it’s a chance to see family members that may live a great distance away, spend time with new in-laws or new arrivals, and of course, exchange gifts. But frequently, those very gifts actually separate us from our family, isolating us from others. Popular items such as smartphones, tablets, and video games can encourage us to run away from our family and hide in another room playing with our new toys. But that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, these new high tech gifts can actually encourage us to spend more time with our families — and can make that experience better than it’s ever been.
  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Exposure: 1/50th
  • Focal Length: 18mm

Home for the holidays: how to use today’s technology to bring your family closer together

Traditionally, the holidays are for family. For many people, it’s a chance to see family members that may live a great distance away, spend time with new in-laws or new arrivals, and of course, exchange gifts. But frequently, those very gifts actually separate us from our family, isolating us from others. Popular items such as smartphones, tablets, and video games can encourage us to run away from our family and hide in another room playing with our new toys. But that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, these new high tech gifts can actually encourage us to spend more time with our families — and can make that experience better than it’s ever been.