Hear us out... because when we say 'embrace technology this Thanksgiving', we're not talking about sitting at the dining room table and texting "yo, 👵 pass the 🍗" . Trust us, Grandma is getting real tired of your 💩. Put the phone down and make eye contact for goodness sake. That being said, there are ways to make technology work for you this holiday season, allowing you to spend more time on what really matters.
1. In The Kitchen
Just because 👵 was able to turn out one sensational dish right after the other without the help of the world wide web, doesn't mean you have to go it alone. When it comes to being prepared in the kitchen this Thanksgiving, both the IOS and Android apps stores are a bountiful cornucopia of helpful apps to give you the upper hand this year. Check out our list!
2. Calling Home
No need to explain this one. Being away from the ones you ❤️ absolutely sucks. Thankfully, technology makes this obstacle a little bit easier to manage. Video calling Mom and Dad may not be the same as actually being home, but programs such as Skype, Facebook Video Calling, and FaceTime gives you the benefit of the next best thing. If you're an NGL Connection customer, you'll be able to enjoy an additional speed upgrade to ensure calling home isn't a headache.
3. Roasting Chestnuts Around An Artificial Fire
Traditions are an integral part of the holiday season and for some families those traditions include watching classic holiday films on television or maybe catching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade before the big meal. Technology has made it easier to keep those traditions alive with programs such as Netflix and Hulu. No more sharing the television or being disappointed that Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer won't be shown on ABC Family this year. If you have DVR you don't even have to wake up early to catch the parade, just set it to record and watch it later while gorging yourself on 🍰 and ☕. If you're feeling especially chilly this year, Netflix even has a roaring fireplace to keep you warm on those cold Wyoming nights.
So, there you have it! If used appropriately, technology can help enhance your holiday experience. Feel free to share this article with your loved ones and have a happy Thanksgiving! 🦃