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Your Holiday Helper is Here!

‘Tis the season to get together with family and loved ones to feast, reflect and — of course — open gifts!

However, according to a recent survey we conducted with Harris Interactive, not everyone will get to be “home for the holidays.” In fact, three-quarters (77%) of Americans will be traveling away from their homes this holiday season, and one in four say they aren’t spending time with immediate or extended family this holiday because it’s too far to travel. Another 20% blame the cost of travel from keeping them apart from their families.

Thankfully, there are many ways Skype can keep you from missing a moment with your loved ones during this wonderful time of the year, including:

A Little Video Message Goes a Long Way

One in five Americans say they will attend four or more family holiday parties or gatherings this year. If you can’t make it to see relatives because of time and distance, send a  Skype Video Message. You will save time, money and face!

Dazzle from a Distance

You may not be venturing over the mountains and through the woods this season, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun. Throw on that festive dress or horrendous holiday sweater and attend the festivities via a  Skype video call.  You will save time, money and face!

Have a (Virtual) Full House

Travel isn’t the only thing keeping families apart – trying to accommodate different sides of the family can interfere with visiting with loved ones. In fact, one-third of Americans have to split up their holiday time with different sides of the family. Try using a Skype-enabled TV in the family room and setting up a  Skype Group Video Call to bring both sets of grandparents in on the joy of opening presents.

From You, to Them

The perfect stocking stuffers, Skype Gift Cards can be used to make low-cost calls to cell phones and landlines, to send and receive text messages and to use Skype WiFi from more than two million hotspots around the world. For as little as $10, get more than 400 minutes of calling and stay in touch with friends and family every day, no matter how far apart you are.

How will Skype be a part of your holiday memories this season? Tweet us your stories at @Skype using #MadePossible.

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