It is no surprise that festivities have be a little different this year. COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot in our lifestyles because of how we are trying to curtail the spread of the virus.This year, Christmas will be one-of-a-kind, and that’s for sure. But it will also be a time of joy, of laughter, of enjoyment, and of togetherness. As long as we all adhere to safety guidelines and practice social distancing, Christmas can still be the most wonderful time of the year.
Christmas celebrations don’t have to stop because of the pandemic, however, they do have to be more carefully thought out and planned. Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate Christmas during the pandemic.
Limit the Size of Christmas Gatherings
If you are planning to throw a little Christmas party to keep the festive spirit alive, then its best advised to keep the list of attendees short. Coronavirus is still very much a threat and large gatherings can pose the risk to everyone around. When making a list for your Christmas party, please ensure your guests haven’t travelled recently to any city with large number of COVID cases. Also, please asks your guests if they are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms, and ensure that, during the party or gathering, social distancing is maintained at all times.
Celebrate Christmas Online
Bummed that you won’t be have the secret Santa in your office this year? Why not send e-cards instead? Or why not send Christmas gifts from Amazon. There are a plenty of websites like punchbowl.com or 123greetings.com from where you can send beautiful holiday e-cards to your friends and family via e-mail for free.
The beauty of the internet is that everything is accessible! If you are too paranoid to attend family gatherings, plan an online Christmas party instead. Catch up with your loved ones on Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet, and play online games, sing Christmas songs together, or just talk. The best part about this is that one is not limited by geography, so family members outside of the city and even country can all join together for online Christmas party and have some fun, virtually of course!
Christmas Movies on Netflix
We know that it’s a long Christmas weekend, and if you, like me, prefer to stay indoors, then we have madea list of some of the best Christmas movies on Netflix 2020. Binge-watch your way through the weekend while drinking mulled wine and gorging on delicious plum cake.
Bake Christmas Goodies
Wear your bakers’ hat and bake some delicious cakes and cookies with plenty of holiday cheers. You can browse through several baking websites like https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/best-christmas-cakes/, https://www.delish.com/holiday-recipes/christmas/g1307/christmas-cakes/, and https://www.recipetineats.com/christmas-cake-moist-easy-fruit-cake/ for delicious Christmas cake recipes.
Dress Up for Christmas
Just because you’ll be indoors, you can still keep things special. Get out that special dress that you save for Christmas. Save your Christmas jumpers and cosy PJs for the rest of the day.
Although this year’s Christmas celebration will be small, don’t forget to take pictures to remember this unique occasion in the future. With all of these safety precautions in mind, we will be one step closer to ensuring a safe, healthy, and fun holiday season for all.