While we may face less than ideal circumstances for the winter holidays this year, that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun and enjoyable. We still have the ability to celebrate together even when we’re apart.
We can still carry on traditions with our loved ones through the magic of the internet and we can use this opportunity to create new traditions that we can celebrate for years to come. It’s all about focusing on the good in your life and choosing not to dwell on the things you can’t control.
- Start a Gratitude Journal to help you focus on the positives.
- Decorate for the holidays! It’s never too early to make your environment merry and bright
- Phone a friend in the coming days to connect and just catch up. Let them know you are thinking of them.
- Try to spend time with your loved ones from afar with some kind of family game session every few weeks via video call. Grandparents would love to play Go Fish with the little ones on a video chat.
- Donate money or needed supplies to a local shelter.
- Make your holiday cards to connect with friends and relatives this year.
- Watch a different Christmas movie every night with the family.
- Color – Kids do it and adults can too! Grab a coloring book or some colouring pages and relax while you create.
- Try a brand new recipe and start your own Christmas tradition.
- Don’t want to create a full feast? Make a meal plan and include your favourite holiday dishes to make over the coming weeks.
- Have a tradition of making a dish with a certain relative? Plan a video call where you make the dish in your own respective homes!
- Organize a cookie bake-off on a video call with friends or relatives where you all bake cookies, taste test, and then exchange recipes.
- Dive into a new creative hobby this holiday season to engage your hands and mind.
- Video call your family Christmas day and play a game together — or just chat.
- Wear a mask, stay socially distant, and have a wonderful holiday.