How to stay connected with your besties

We’ve had to put a pause on Sunday brunches, weekend getaways and birthday parties, so it’s time to get creative on ways to stay up to date on the ins and outs of our friends’ lives. From live gigs in your living room to kicking it old school with sending letters, here are five ways to stay connected with your besties while social distancing.

Share the memories

Take a trip down memory lane with your instax. Bring the laughs from your Hunter Valley trip to your living room and summer sunsets to the study by encouraging your friends to share their photos from your adventures. Use your instax printer to develop the photos and decorate your home!

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Embrace the tech

Thanks to technology, connecting with friends and family has never been easier. With an app for essentially everything, Friday movies nights, trivia Tuesdays or a quick game of Scrabble with your besties is possible at the touch of a digital button.

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Go slow

Now you’ve nailed the tech, why not turn back time and send some snail mail to your friends and family. Forget the phone, pick up a pen and paper and write a letter with goss from your week. Don’t forget to add a couple of instax photos in the envelope, whether they be shots from isolation or throwbacks, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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Hobbies for two

There’s never been a better time to take up a new hobby, so why not get a friend involved as well? Just because you’re not under the same roof doesn’t mean you can’t both learn a new language together or try something different in the kitchen and keep each other updated on progress.

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See bands from your bedroom

The bands you know and love may have had to cancel upcoming gigs, but don’t let that hold you back from connecting with your music-loving pals and listening to your favourite tunes. More and more musicians are hosting performances through Instagram Live and YouTube, giving you a front-row seat at your very own private concert!

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How have you and your besties been keeping in touch? Let us know in the comments below!