This is a personal, non-sponsored post by a member of BuzzFeed's ad content team.Buzz·Posted on Nov 24, 202012 Exciting Ways To Use Technology This Holiday SeasonWith the holiday season being a bit different for us all this year, count on technology to keep your loved ones close.by davideazevedoBuzzFeed CreativeFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Memes Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF @nbaontnt / Via giphy.com Everyone loves a hilarious holiday meme. Find the right one to send to your family group chat. 2. Streaming parties Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF @boomerangtoons / Via giphy.com Grab some snacks and tell your friends. It's time to stream your favorite holiday movies. 3. Social media posts Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF @transparent / Via giphy.com Whether you're recording yourself decorating the tree, or taking a picture of the holiday dinner you've prepared, make sure you click that share button so your loved ones get to see how you're spending the holiday season this year. 4. Holiday playlists Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF @spongebob / Via giphy.com Drop a few classic holiday songs into a playlist and send them over to your crush. 5. Group chats Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF @colbertlateshow / Via giphy.com Keep the siblings group chats alive, even while they're sitting right beside you. It's like new-age whispering. 6. Online DIY videos Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF @HBOMax / Via giphy.com Set some time aside to connect with your loved ones over a DIY arts and crafts project. You can even video chat with a family member and have them judge whose project came out the best. 7. Video caroling Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF @kimmyschmidt / Via giphy.com Organize a video chat with friends, set up your festive background, and surprise your loved ones with some caroling. 8. Customized holiday cards Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF @Bounce_TV / Via giphy.com We all have that one funny cousin who's quick with the jokes, and now's the time to finally get them back. Take that hilarious photo you have of them from last year's party, edit together a customized family holiday card, and text it to the family. 9. Virtual cooking sessions Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF @Bounce_TV / Via giphy.com Pick a meal, buy the ingredients, and coordinate a time with your loved ones to make a delicious meal together via video chat. 10. Gaming Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF @snl / Via giphy.com Whether you're gaming on a console or playing online mobile games with your parents, friendly competition is a great way to stay connected during the holidays. 11. Online gift guides Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF @barryhbo / Via giphy.com Don't spend hours at the store looking for a gift your mom will wear once before donating. Browse different gift guides, shop online, and get your family something they'll love. 12. Vlogging Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF @tkyle / Via giphy.com Record a thoughtful video about what makes the holiday season special to you and share it with your loved ones. Make this holiday season one to remember.