Christmas this year is definitely not going to be the same as Christmases past but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it fun and memorable. It may take some tweaking but the festivities can still go on!
Since the most recent covid updates have shown a spike in cases, most are deciding that staying put this year is best for everyone. You just never know what you might pick up at the airport or on the plane so better safe than sorry!
As Christmas draws near, you may be wondering what you can do to make the best of the distance in between, whether it’s local or across the miles, that will help sprinkle some much-needed holiday cheer into your home as you share with loved ones near or far. So if you’re on the hunt for some ideas to put a twist in your holiday traditions, below are a few Santa-approved activities to help you stay connected and shed some light this holiday season – all while keeping it safe and practicing a healthy distance.
Virtual Secret Santa – Just because you may not be together this year, doesn’t mean you can’t play Secret Santa. This gift exchange generator makes it easy and I thought it would be a cute idea to share with you. Go ahead and give it a try!
Send gifts by mail. Then set a date and time to hold a virtual party for everyone to gather around and share this favorite Christmas tradition together as you open your gifts one by one!
Host a Movie Watch Party – You may not all be together this Christmas, but you can still enjoy a movie marathon in each other’s living room. Thank goodness for the internet, right?!
Make it a Virtual Dinner Party – Stream it from your TV or desktop computer as you gather around the table for your holiday meal and raise your glass to another year of health, wellness, life and sanity! This year may have been a lot of things, but the gifts of health, life, wellness and your sanity, are priceless and definitely something to celebrate.
Hold a Virtual Gratitude Session – Expressing gratitude fuels wellness, happiness and peace. God knows, there’s always something to be extremely grateful for. So what better way than to share in gratitude with family and friends this holiday season. When you do it together, it creates a domino effect and makes it that much more powerful.
Gather around as you Zoom or FaceTime and speak out loud what you are grateful for – one by one. Go around several times. The more times you go around, the more you will find things to be grateful for.
Hold a Christmas Carol Sing-Along or Karaoke Party – Have everyone gather up their favorite holiday tunes, print their playlist and lyrics and be ready to fire it up after dinner! Who says you can’t have fun from a distance? You got this so keep it going! 😉
Virtually Open Gifts Christmas Morning – I know it may not be the same, but you can still share in your Christmas morning traditions by sharing your experience from home on TV or your computer. Be sure to snap some screenshots while you’re at it so you can later create a Christmas scrapbook or canvas prints from everyone’s living room to put up on your living room wall around Christmas 2020. It will definitely be one to remember!
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I recently came across Mixtiles which is a really cool site that makes it easy to add your pics to 8×8 photo tiles. You can then just add these photo tiles to your wall by sticking them up instead of nailing them. I’ve never tried them but I thought they looked really cool in case you want to check them out.
Hope this list of ideas has helped get you started on celebrating the holidays with those you love, no matter where you all are. If it did, please let me know. I’d love to hear how you’re doing and how things are coming along for you this holiday season.
Sending you love and light,