In a perfect world, families would all be together in one place to celebrate the holidays. But as families grow and spread to different cities, it’s often not feasible for everyone to attend holiday events in person. Fortunately, video chats — via services such as Skype, FaceTime, and Google Hangouts — allow families to be “together” wherever they may be. Using a tablet is a practical option. You could pass it around to family gathered for the gift exchange, for example, so the person being streamed into the room can share in the excitement as each gift is unwrapped. And you don’t have to limit video chatting to major holiday events either. They can keep you connected at any time of the year!