Christmas Day only comes around once a year, and for some families it’s the only day that everyone can be together. Spending quality time with friends and family is the most enjoyable thing about this time of year, so we are asking that you put down your laptops, phones and tablets, and enjoy a tech free Christmas.
You might find it strange that a social media company are telling you to stay away from the digital world, however, even we think that it’s unnecessary to share your hourly updates on Christmas Day. Some of you may freak out at the thought of not updating your Facebook status, tweeting about your presents or uploading a photo of your Christmas dinner to Instagram… but is it really the end of the world if you postpone it until tomorrow?
It’s a fact of life that we are becoming more and more involved with technology, but does it surprise you that we spend longer on our phones than with our partners? Or, that we spend more time on tech than asleep? Yes, we thought so. We these are hard facts. For one day, let’s take it back to the old school and enjoy the company of those around us.
If you’re panicking at the thought of a tech free Christmas, here are some ideas to keep you busy and off your media devices:
Instead of playing on your tablet, rally your family together and suggest playing a board game. After all, you won’t remember that Christmas when you passed level 3 on Angry Birds, but instead, you will remember that squabble you had with your siblings about whether or not you can use proper nouns in Scrabble.
Leave that WhatsApp group alone and have a good old chinwag with your grandparents. After all, they will most likely have a better story to tell than your mates, who are still chatting about how awkward it was bumping into your old teacher in the local pub.
Take out your iPod earphones and have a sing along to a few Christmas carols with your family. Your father might be tone deaf, but you’ll all have a good laugh in the process.
We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and remember to tweet us (on Boxing Day) about how your tech free Christmas went!