The COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 a tough year for everyone, and the majority have spent most of this time in lockdown. While in some parts of the world restrictions have been lifted, in other areas, these limitations continue, and people are now facing the prospect of spending the festive season at home. If you’re in that position, you might find yourself lacking in the Christmas spirit, feeling disappointed you can’t see your loved ones or carry out the usual holiday traditions you’re used to. It is a shame that Christmas won’t be quite the same this year, but there’s no reason why you still can’t enjoy it and revive that annual festive glow.
Here are some top tips on how you can still enjoy the holidays during a pandemic.
Get Some Tasty Treats
One of the best parts of the festive season is the delicious food, and there is no reason why you can’t still enjoy that this year. This is one of the only things that might remain normal! Usually, buying enough food to go around your family and guests when they visit for Christmas can get very expensive, but this year you might be able to save a little if you’re not hosting Christmas dinner this year. This is why treating yourself to something a bit more luxurious this year, like these incredible chocolates from Mozartkugeln is a must.
Organize a Family and Friends Video Chat
Although you may have rarely relied on Facetime or Zoom calls before the pandemic, by now, most people with access to video chat apps have gotten used to communicating with people this way. It’s not quite the same as your friends or relatives being in the room with you, but it is the next best thing. If you can’t see certain loved ones face to face for Christmas this year, make sure you organize either a group video chat with all of you together or make time to have individual calls if you would prefer. If you’re calling each other in the evening, both make some festive cocktails for the occasion!
Remember playing board games with your family when you were younger? Why not invest in some classics if you don’t have any at home and play with your kids this year? It’s a great alternative to watching re-runs on TV and is a fun activity you will all enjoy. These kinds of activities are perfect for family bonding, and you can listen to some cheesy Christmas songs in the background while you play. See if you can find Christmas themed games to make it even more festive.
Get New Decorations
It’s always nice to refresh your Christmas decoration collection occasionally, and this year is as good a time as any way to make a change. Searching for new, pretty decorations for your home will help you get into the Christmas spirit, and creating a winter wonderland in your home is a great way to cheer you up. You could even spend some time making decorations with your kids, as this is an activity they will love, and it will help keep them occupied while they’re stuck indoors.
Don’t let the pandemic turn you into Scrooge this year, try these tips to help you get into the festive spirit and make the most of it.