Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Family fun during the holidays


Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that usually means it’s time for the three F’s: food, football, and family. This is the time of year to be thankful for the people we have in our lives and the time we get to spend with them. Here are a few suggestions from TracFone of traditions to start this year so you can connect better.

Holiday games
This year, bring a few board games that are great for groups to gather the big family together. Before dinner (or before the post-dinner nap), gather everyone and have a little fun in preparation for the big feast. Try to play a game that requires teamwork. You’ll probably learn something new about someone you’ve known your whole life.

Recipe exchange
Your aunt Carol’s famous cheesy potatoes... Grandma’s perfect pumpkin pie... And how does your brother Jay get the turkey to stay so juicy? This is the perfect time to get an inside look at how your favorite Thanksgiving dishes are made. So lend a hand in the kitchen or offer to exchange recipes. We’re sure you have a few delicious tricks up your sleeve…

Get out and about
Being cooped up inside watching football has become a holiday tradition, but who says the guys on TV get to have all the fun? Head outside and get a little fresh air this year. Get a game of two-hand touch going or just throw the football around. Make sure to capture all your memories from this holiday on your TracFone! The important part is to make sure you’re having a good time with your family and making a stronger connection.

Just don’t forget to share some of your Thanksgiving traditions with us on the TracFone Facebook and Twitter pages!



Monday, November 9, 2015

Become Fluent in Emoji


Texting has become about more than just using words and acronyms these days. What happens when you’re trying to express an emotion but can’t really get the right words? What if you’re trying to say something simply? What if you want to respond in a playful way? Enter: emojis.

Emojis are small pictures, sent by text and are all the rage. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you become fluent in this new picto-language.

1. Keep it simple

When it comes to emojis, getting your point across is easy if you don’t overthink it. If you’re trying to say something like, “I will pick up a pizza and be home at 7,” you don’t need an emoji for each word. To get the point across, just use something simple like :

  

2. Use them unexpectedly

If you’re having a text conversation with your son or daughter answer them using emojis.

For example, if they want to stay out past their curfew, send them these:


If they got an A on their algebra exam, send these:


If they ask for your infamous candied yams recipe, send these:

They will be floored.

3. Have fun!

Emojis are supposed to be fun so use them in interesting and creative ways. You can have an entire conversation with emojis. Or you can just pepper them in when you’d like. But now you know how to read them and most importantly you can enjoy them with your family.

Having particularly good emoji conversations? Feel free to share them with us on the TracFone Facebook and Twitter pages.