6 Tips on How to Celebrate the Holidays During a Pandemic
Just because we are in the middle of a pandemic doesn’t mean the holidays are canceled. There are many ways to celebrate safely, and many of these ways will look just like traditions in previous years. Embrace those things that are Covid-friendly, and tweak a few other activities to include social distancing. Take a look at these ideas:
- Decorate All of It: Pull out all of your ornaments, snowflakes, menorahs, and stockings and go all out this year. Deck out your home in holiday cheer. Make your space a winter wonderland with lights everywhere and holiday music blasting.
- Drive-Thru Lights: Dress in pajamas, grab some hot chocolate and drive around to see everyone’s holiday lights. A lot of communities will be putting on drive-thru light shows this year. You can enjoy the festivities from the safety of your car.
- Cook and Bake: Make every nostalgic treat you can remember. Find new recipes to bake with your children. For Thanksgiving, make the full spread and enjoy the few days off of work to spend time with your immediate family. You can still watch football, eat yummy food, and take a long nap—all the Thanksgiving essentials.
- Share Over Zoom: Get creative with virtual calls. You can meet together virtually and share what everyone is grateful for. You can have a holiday sing-along over video calls. Don’t forget to include Grandma and Grandpa on Christmas morning as you unwrap presents. They will love to FaceTime in and watch.
- Holiday Movies: Bring out your favorite holiday movies and include them in your countdown to Christmas or Hannukah. Snuggle in on the couch and enjoy your favorite movie, or look for options in your town for a drive-in movie. Many towns are playing old-time holiday favorites at the drive-ins this year, unique to Covid times.
- Virtual Call with Santa: You won’t see long lines of people waiting to sit on Santa’s lap this year. Take advantage of other options. Some websites offer virtual calls with Santa or a pre-recorded message.
Make the best of the holidays this year. Do the activities that practice socially distancing already. And take advantage of the traditions that can go virtual to keep us all safe during the pandemic.
Here at Greenwald & Gerke, we always have your safety in mind. If you are a senior or have a senior in your life that you care about, call us now to maximize the joy in their life: (844) 782-9674.
Greenwald & Gerke Realty Team
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