This Year Is Surely Different – But That Doesn’t mean It Can’t Be Fun & Safe
There’s absolutely no doubt that this year’s holidays will surely be drastically different form holidays in years past. After all, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed virtually every aspect of how we gather, interact with one another, and spend time together. This year, it might be difficult to accept the fact that gathering how we normally do for the holidays isn’t the best option if you’re looking to have a COVID-friendly holiday.
With that said, we’re proud to provide you with some creative, fun, and COVID-friendly ways to celebrate the holidays this year. Let’s take a look down below to learn more about what you can do to keep the holidays special.
Keep Your Family Cooking Traditions Alive
For so many families, holiday cooking is more than just a necessary action to fill the plates of your loved ones – it’s a tradition. Families far and wide come to share their favorite recipes and revive old family recipes during this time of year, and it’s always a nice sentimental moment to share with one another.
If you’re unable to do it in person this year, there are still ways to keep the tradition alive! For instance, you can start a group Facetime chat or schedule a Zoom video conference, where all of you gather together in your kitchen and cook together. While you might not be standing next to one another, you can enjoy cooking in your own space. Not to mention, you allow everyone to social distance from one another and still share the same conversations, memories, and more.
Keep Your Santa Traditions Alive
One of the most joyful memories for children revolves around Santa Claus. Sure, when we grow up, we know it was just old Uncle Ed or Cousin Pat who dressed up in a Santa outfit – but when we were just 5 or 6 years old, we were convinced that it was really him! This year, you can keep those traditions alive by planning a virtual Santa visit! Have one of your friends or loved ones dress up as Santa Claus and have him pay a special visit to your children via Zoom or Facetime.
Keep Your Gift Giving Traditions Alive
One of the best ways to share and spread joy during the holiday season is to give gifts. While you might not be able to have your big Christmas celebration this year, where you all gather around the tree and exchange gifts, you can still make it fun! Start a Secret Santa game and drop the gifts off of your recipient’s porch on Christmas Eve night. That way, when they wake up in the morning, they’ll find an anonymous gift right outside of their front door.
Stay Safe This Holiday Season
It’s important to keep your traditions alive, all while being safe this holiday season. Use the ideas above to keep your holiday COVID-friendly.