Long distance relationships: as much as we try to avoid them, it’s likely that at one point or another, you’ve had at least one. Whether you were the one who left, or you were the one who was left, distance is something that we’ve all had to deal with. As much as you know you’ll have new relationships, there is that fear that the distance will hurt your old ones.
There’s always that initial period of fretting: organising numerous Skype dates and phone calls, but, as time goes on, the calls become less frequent and slowly but surely, you find that you’ve drifted. Until one day, years later, you meet again and you’re both filled with apprehension, ‘Will it be the same? Will they even like me anymore?’. And then there is that moment when you first see their face and they crack that familiar smile, that you realise you were worried about nothing; there are some relationships that can survive anything.
Yes, long distance relationships - we all have at least one, whether it’s your best friend, boyfriend, parents or siblings who live millions of miles away. And sometimes, despite how much you love them, the distance can feel insurmountable.
But, in the face of these obstacles, they’re always there for you, in one way or another: through late night phone calls or cards on your birthday, through thick and thin. You may not get to see each other every day, but when you do, you’re right back to where you left off as if no time has passed at all.
They’re not the most convenient of relationships - time differences, life, family, and careers have a way of complicating even the strongest bonds. But as much as you hate living so far apart, in a way, sometimes the distance forces us to truly appreciate and celebrate the time that you do have together - a time that you normally might have taken for granted.
Here at MILK Books, we’re all about celebrating those moments, and while we know that seeing your precious memories in a book is an incredible feeling - sharing those moments with the people that you love is when the real magic happens.
For this reason, we’ve created the MILK Online Photo Book, the digital version of your MILK Books or Albums, that can be easily shared through social media or email with the people that you love, regardless of the miles that separate you.
Simply go to the ‘Online Photo Books’ page of your account and, with the click of a button, your best friend in Bali or grandma in Florida can be flipping through the online version of your wedding album with you. After all, if the distance hasn’t stopped your friendship, why should it stop you from sharing with them?
Facebook fan page or on Twitter using the hashtag #MyMILKBook, and you’ll be in the running. Help us celebrate the people who matter most to you; because these moments are best when shared.
Terms & conditions: Online Photo Book URL must be posted to the MILK Books Facebook page to qualify for entry to win a 24-page large MILK Archival Photo Album valued at US$250. Alternatively, share your Online Photo Book on Twitter to qualify for entry with the hashtag #myMILKBook. Competition will run each month until 30 June 2017. Winning book will be chosen on the last day of each month from the books shared during the current month and contacted via email. Winners decision is final by MILK. Gift voucher must be used within one transaction.