This Holiday season is going to look different, no question about it, but it can still be fun and full of holiday spirit. Here are a few activities that we can all partake in to celebrate the holidays while still remaining safe. There is no reason to feel alone this holiday season, we must overcome and adapt and take our old traditions and tweak them ever so slightly so we are following COVID regulations and staying safe!
Bake cookies with family over FaceTime or Zoom
Baking Christmas cookies is one of my favorite holiday traditions! Who doesn’t love a good holiday cookie? Invite family and friends to a virtual cookie baking and decorating party! You can even make it a friendly competition and see who has the best decorated holiday cookies. Everyone is staying safe but also spending quality time together, even if it is over zoom or Facetime. We can still make lasting memories and enjoy our holiday traditions with family and friends, it will just be virtual!
Virtual Holiday Dinner Party
Host a virtual dinner party. It’s fun, easy, and safe! No need to cook for a whole house of people, you just have to cook for yourself. You still get to enjoy the company of others without the work. It allows you to safely socialize and enjoy each other’s presence this holiday season without having to leave your house. That is what the holiday season is all about, spending quality time with those you love.
Drive Thru Christmas Displays
Christmas lights are one of the highlights of the holiday season! Everyone can enjoy the beauty that Christmas displays bring. A great evening activity is driving around and looking at the Christmas displays others have put up. Some places have drive-through Christmas light shows where you get to stay in the safety and comfort of your warm car and look at the beautiful lights! If there are no drive through Christmas displays near you, check out social media as there are bound to be friends posting about neighborhoods that have decorated for the holiday season. Make a special outing to enjoy these lights on display!
The Classic- Watch Christmas Movies
This is a classic, and a staple in most homes for the holiday season. Dedicate a night to cuddling up on the couch and watching the classic Christmas movies. Make some hot chocolate, throw in a few, or more than a few, marshmallows and grab your softest blanket and get comfy! Make it a movie marathon, holiday edition!
Drop food off for your neighbors
The holidays are all about sharing and helping others. Spend the time you are “stuck inside” and be productive! Make a few of your favorite holiday meals and package them up and deliver them to neighbors, make sure to take any precautions necessary to keep both parties safe. You can leave the packaged meals on your neighbors door step and they can pick it up after you have left. If you are not much of a cook, you can always donate pantry items or canned food to a local homeless shelter or food pantry in your area.
There are plenty of things we can still do this holiday season. We will not let COVID take away our holiday spirit. It takes some flexibility and creativity but let’s make this holiday season one to remember, not because of the pandemic, but because of the traditions, new and old! Medical Temporaries wishes you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!!