How to Celebrate Your Anniversary in a Long-Distance Relationship

The Celebrate Team

It can be challenging to maintain a long-distance relationship. It’s normal to feel lonely, especially on your anniversary. But taking the time to celebrate your anniversary, you can reaffirm your love and commitment to one another and strengthen the bond that keeps you together. 

While you may not be able to take your partner out for a romantic meal or a night of dancing, there are ways to help them feel both loved and special.  We’ve pulled together here ten fun and creative long-distance anniversary ideas. 

10 Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary in a Long-Distance Relationship

Looking for ways to celebrate anniversary milestones? You came to the right place!😀 Have a look … some or all of these could be right up your alley!

1. Plan a virtual date

Planning a virtual date to celebrate a long-distance anniversary is a great substitute to connect and spend quality time together despite the physical distance. How about  a virtual picnic with food delivered to both locations, going for a virtual walk and/or hike? 

You could also consider a cooking class or wine tasting together. How about simply spending the evening having a long (or short) long-missed conversation and catching up — washing away the distance blues!

2. Exchange gifts

Exchanging gifts is a thoughtful and meaningful way to celebrate a long-distance anniversary. It can be a special way to show your love and appreciation for each other and to remind each other of your commitments. Consider sending each other small presents, such as a favorite book or a piece of jewelry. 

If you’re celebrating a special milestone, then keep the traditional gift options in mind. For example, celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary usually involves something silver!

3. Create a group video

Creating a group video message as a long-distance anniversary gift is about as perfect a  way to celebrate the occasion and give your loved one something special to treasure forever. It allows you to share your love and appreciation for your partner with a group of special people and to create a lasting memory of the occasion. 

A group video message is also a fun and memorable way to involve other people — especially friends and family — in your celebration, even if they cannot be there in person. Wondering what to say in the message? We have a few video messaging tips to get you started on making your romantic video!

4. Write a love letter 

Put your love for your partner on paper and send handwritten love notes. Writing letters is an age-old demonstration of love, offering a heartfelt and personal way to celebrate a long-distance anniversary — whether it’s a cute note or an extra special declaration of love.

Taking this idea one step further, you could create a scrapbook filled with photos and mementos from your relationship, along with handwritten notes and a personal touch or two. 

5. Share a special meal

With the invention of phones and video chats, sharing a virtual dinner date offers a simple and meaningful way to celebrate a long-distance anniversary. How about  cooking the same meal together over a video call, with each of you guiding each other through the process? Definitely a fun and interactive way to spend time together.

Alternatively, you could order from a favorite restaurant and eat in virtual togetherness over video chat, reminiscing about memorable meals you've shared.

6. Plan a future trip

Planning a future trip is fun and exciting … especially if you do it together … you can dream about checking off your bucket list and all the things you want to do when you are reunited. Start by discussing your travel preferences and interests, narrow down your options and start making concrete plans. 

This could include booking flights and hotels, researching activities and attractions, and determining a budget. By planning a trip together, you can look forward to a shared adventure and a chance to be together again, helping strengthen your bond and keeping the spark alive in your long-distance relationship. Time to block out your calendar spots for your next trip!

7. Virtual movie date

Use a streaming service to watch a movie or TV show simultaneously, even if you are in different locations and across different time zones. Pop some popcorn, pour your favorite drink … relax in a fun and low-stress way to spend your anniversary. Try to pick a movie or TV show that has special meaning for the two of you or something that you have both been wanting to watch. 

Whatever you choose, the important thing is to spend time together and enjoy each other's company on a virtual movie night.

8. Play a game together

Playing a virtual game with your partner is a fun and interactive way to celebrate a long-distance anniversary, sharing in the same activity even though you are physically apart. Depending on your interests and preferences, you could try playing a board game or card game online, or you could play a video game together using an online platform. 

Playing games together is also a fun and lighthearted way to celebrate your anniversary and add excitement and friendly competition to the occasion.

9. Share your favorite memories

In the same way that you’d celebrate a long-distance birthday by sharing your favorite memories, you can reflect on relationship milestones together. Pour a glass of wine, dial your partner’s number, and share your favorite memories. 

Reflecting on the past year allows you to look back on your time together and appreciate all that you have shared as a couple. It’s also an opportunity to look forward to the future and set new goals and aspirations.

10. Have a virtual spa day

Another great anniversary idea is to set aside some time for this special occasion and gather the supplies you'll need for a spa day. This could include candles, essential oils, face masks, and other pampering products.  Perhaps you can even send your partner a care package!

You can then use video chat to connect and spend the day indulging in spa treatments, such as giving each other massages or applying face masks. A virtual spa day is a super way to unwind and show love and appreciation for each other.

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Are you looking for an easy and fun way to create a personalized group video message for your loved one to celebrate a special occasion? Look no further than to make your partner feel loved on a special day, securing your spot in someone’s heart! 

With our all-in-one video editing app, you can create a meaningful and memorable gift with the greatest of ease and lots of fun!😃. Simply share the link with a group, record the messages, and definitely add a personal touch. Optionally add some pictures, some fun GIFs, some music and other creative touches — it's all easy to do in our app. Once ready, merge them into one amazing surprise video to share on The Big Day! Your partner will absolutely LOVE your thoughtfulness !

Don't miss this opportunity to make your celebration even more special. Try today!

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