The Thanksgiving holiday is almost upon us, and every year it reminds us to unplug and make the most of our time with our friends and family.

We here at Iconic love technology — it brings us together in so many ways, and enables us to do things our parents and their parents could never have imagined. But technology can drive us apart, too. At the same time that it brings us closer to people far away, it can have a tendency to shut us off from the people closest to us.

So this Thanksgiving, take a moment to turn off the phone, shut down the computer, put away the Kindle, turn off the TV. Spend some time with the most important people in your life. Really spend time with them. Being in their vicinity does not equate to quality time.

Technology is an amazing tool. But the holidays are a wonderful time to remind ourselves that, while it makes the business of living a little easier, sometimes it can get in the way of the business of life.