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Reconnecting With Loved Ones: Planning A Family Reunion

Author: Marguerite Willett

A reunion can help you reconnect with family.

As we grow older, it can be difficult to stay in touch with loved ones. It's not uncommon for family members to live hundreds of miles away from each other. When life gets busy, it can become harder to keep up with others given the distance between you.

If you feel like it's been too long since you last saw your siblings or your long-lost cousins, why not plan a family reunion? It may sound like a corny idea, but it's one of the easiest ways to bring everyone together and catch up over the course of a few days - and subsequently, remember why you moved so far in the first place.

In all seriousness, however, it's important to choose a location that's easy for everyone to get to. One idea is to hold it at a relative's house that most people are familiar with, but sometimes, it's better to think big when you're inviting dozens of people. If you want to choose to host it at a venue, pick an area that is close to a hotel or airport for those who are traveling to the event.

Next, it's important to pick a date and send out invitations at least a month in advance. Because people needs to make arrangements to travel and take off time from work, they need the opportunity to plan ahead. For your convenience, set an R.S.V.P. date as well.

Finally, make the event memorable. Hire entertainment and make sure you bring plenty of cameras to capture the reunion on film! This opportunity doesn't happen everyday - take advantage of the chance to reconnect with your loved ones when you have the chance.

In Brief

  • As we grow older, it can be difficult to stay in touch with loved ones.
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