While the holiday season will be here before we know it, the way we celebrate this year will no doubt be different. Due to COVID-19, many of us are isolating to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. Despite the impacts the global pandemic has had on our daily lives, though, it’s still possible to enjoy the holidays.
The manner in which you traditionally celebrate may need to be completely overhauled. With the following tips, you can have a pandemic-friendly holiday season:
Photo Christmas Cards
This year, spread some cheer by sending something special in the mail. For starters, you could choose to design some fun photo Christmas cards. These will be appreciated by those you care about and remind them that they’re in your thoughts.
Additionally, if you have a family, you can take a silly selfie or a sophisticated group photo. For those living alone, you might like to include your pet on your Christmas card. Be creative and dress up using accessories from your cupboard.
You’ll be spending more time at home in 2020, so this is the year to mix up your seasonal decorations. Stick to a theme such as rustic, metallics or winter wonderland, as this will help you choose matching pieces. Decorating your home is the perfect isolation activity and will get you in the mood for the holiday season. Shop online for bargain sales, and if you’re feeling artistic, you can even create some homemade decorations.
The holidays are typically spent with family and friends, but travel and parties may not be possible this year. Virtual communication has become the norm in the workplace, and technology can keep us connected to people we miss.
Choose a platform such as Zoom, Skype or Google Meets and invite your family to a virtual gathering. Ask them to dress up for the occasion and have some champagne and snacks ready. While you won’t be able to hug your friends, seeing their faces and sharing stories is the next best thing.
A Restaurant Feast
If you live with family, a significant other or even a roommate, consider having a mini holiday celebration at home. Set up a faux restaurant in your kitchen and ask everyone to play a role. Even if it’s only two people, it will still feel like Christmas or Thanksgiving when you cook up a feast.
Create a menu and serve delicious cocktails to make the event memorable. Alternatively, you could avoid cooking and have your food delivered and then serve takeout on your best dinner plates to bring the restaurant experience to your home.
Arrange Gift Delivery
You may not be able to physically give gifts this year, but you can still have packages delivered. A surprise parcel on your loved one’s doorstep will make them smile. Right now, pampering gifts are a popular choice, such as candles, books, hand creams and soaps. Remember, everyone is in the same situation, and the perfect gift will make 2020 a little brighter.
Upgrading Your Holiday Season
The holidays might look different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate! Stay connected with your family and friends by sending them a photo Christmas card and a special gift. Or, why not turn your home into a restaurant for a fun night in. Then again, you could choose to host a virtual gathering with the people who mean the most to you. With some innovative thinking and a few stylish decorations, it can still feel like Christmas this year.