Celebrating the Holidays during a Pandemic


As we head into the busy holiday season, we wanted to share some great ideas we found from solvhealth.com for how to celebrate while also keeping everyone safe and healthy.

Host a Virtual Family Gathering
Most video conferencing platforms allow multiple people to join at once, which means everyone attending your family gathering can be logged in at the same time to chat and visit with one another.

Deliver Meals to Friends and Neighbors
If you’d like to give thanks to your friends and neighbors this year, prepare your favorite meals or desserts and deliver them using a contactless delivery method.

Watch Sports or Movies Together over Video Chat
Tune in to the game together or start the movie at the same time, then keep a video chat session open on your computer or mobile device. This gives you time to be with your friend or loved one as you enjoy your holiday TV time.

Attend a Virtual Parade
Check online and with your local news outlets to find out when parades have been scheduled so you can log in to support your local community members and businesses.

Do a Contactless Holiday Goodie Exchange
Instead of distributing your holiday goodies door-to-door this year, arrange to do a contactless holiday goodie exchange with other bakers in your community. Set up tables at a nearby park or courtyard in your neighborhood and have everyone put out individually wrapped bundles of goodies.

Play Virtual Board Games
Board game nights are another favorite holiday tradition that can be taken online to minimize exposure to COVID-19.  Many games–like Scrabble, Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit–are all online.

Have a Holiday Movie Marathon
Have everyone in your household choose a holiday movie, then make plans to have a movie marathon on Christmas, or watch one movie per night during the week leading up to Christmas. Stock your home with lots of holiday goodies you can snack on during each movie, along with beverages like coffee, tea, and apple cider.

You can grab more ideas here.  How will you be celebrating the holidays this year?



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