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Best Friends Celebrating Christmas 2,000 Miles Apart
Finding joy in best friends celebrating Christmas while they’re 2,000 miles apart may be difficult. I’ve shed so many tears over the past 2 months of my BFF of 18+ years moving away, it’s hard to go from someone who has all your secrets being right down the road to now being over 2,000 miles away.
Enjoy Your New Life
We had many deep conversations before she left. Being honest and open about how scared we were on the impact this move could have on our friends, we’ve never been more than 30 miles away from each other.
Almost every morning I would go over and have a cup of coffee with her and just talk about what stresses us out, what’s making us happy and what we would do if we won a million dollars. I’m thankful that we still try to keep our coffee dates via video chat. It’s hard not to laugh out loud when we put the filters on to try and forget that we just can’t hug each other.
This year instead of exchanging Christmas gifts in April, thanks to our overall forgetfulness that’s just how it seemed to happen every year. I’m able to send her over a gift she can enjoy right away with PayPal’s P2P.
With PayPal P2P, you can securely send and receive money with family and friends using just a phone number or email address between PayPal accounts. Be it food for Friendsgiving, the taxi to a holiday party, or that group gift for Mom and Dad, there are many reasons to use PayPal P2P payments this holiday season.
Along with the gift, I included the names of some places she may enjoy and they checked out the first one right away, the Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield. My niece got to feed a giraffe (her favorite animal), see live reptile shows and have a gaze at this albino alligator.
You can send a PayPal P2P digital greeting by simply logging into your account on PayPal.com, select Send Money, enter the recipient’s contact information, designate the amount, click the gift box, select your favorite greeting, personalize with a message, and send. The funds go right into their PayPal account; if they don’t have an account, they can quickly open one for free.
They have a great variety of fun designs that you can choose from that will suit anyone!
It’s a practical gift for us now, without having to deal with high shipping fees and the possibility that I get something she already has. Or worse, a gift card that she can’t even use out there.
I know that her adventurous spirit won’t die down out in Arizona. That it’s going to grow and grow with how beautiful it is out there. I hope she can enjoy the gift I gave and put it to some use seeing the wonderful sites out there.
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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