No one dreams of a quarantined Christmas, but with the corona virus knocking on our door, this could be a good year to rethink your holiday traditions and find new ways to spread joy.
Here are some socially distant (but fun) suggestions on how you can still bring joy to this favorite time of year.
Send a card
Whether it’s a paper card you put in your mailbox or a virtual e-card, sending a card is a great way to let loved ones know you’re thinking of them.
Send some flowers
Who does not like to have flowers or a balloon delivered to them (even guys can appreciate it)? A good way to spread Christmas joy and beauty is to send a Christmas event with a holiday theme. By working with a local florist or an online supplier, you will surely find a bouquet that captures your emotions during this Christmas season.
You have seen the birthday parades that are organized during the summer where friends and neighbors decorate their vehicles with signs and balloons and drive past the birthday boy̵7;s or girl’s home. It is a thrill for both children and adults, especially older people who are at home. Just change the theme of the holiday and organize your own seasonal parade for someone you love. Note: You must first check with local authorities regarding restrictions for these types of events in your city or town.
Have a digital party
Invite your friends and neighbors to come together virtually through one of your favorite video conferencing platforms. Give it a Christmas twist by asking participants to wear an ugly Christmas sweater or prepare their favorite treats that they can enjoy virtually. You can also organize a holiday-themed game or talk about your favorite memory.
Host a party for Christmas bells
TeleParty (formerly Netflix Party), YouTube Party and Facebook Watch Party are becoming increasingly popular. These platforms allow you to watch your favorite movies and videos with others at the same time.
Arrange an outdoor event
If you live in a milder climate or if you do not mind bundling up and defying the snow, build a fire in the fireplace, bring out the video projector to show your favorite Christmas movies, warm up the hot chocolate and invite a limited number of friends and family over for an outdoor party. Ask everyone to wear a mask and keep their distance. Make worm-wearing into a competition by holding an ugly Christmas mask competition. Do not be afraid to ask guests to stay at home if they are not feeling well. Be sure to check the current restrictions for your area before arranging any personal event. Shameless self-promotion for Ballistic Products and a great bargain on a neat little knife for you. Accidents happen. Make sure you are covered.
We know that the holidays in 2020 will not be the same as they were before. But there are still many ways to celebrate safely with family and friends – and maybe start some new traditions as well.