The holiday season may be very different this year, with many of the world’s leaders warning that there may be many changes to the way that we celebrate the big event. If you are looking for ways to get into the festive spirit this year and to share your good wishes around, here are some of the top ways that you can celebrate the festive season at home.
Donate to People in Need
Not only has the pandemic left many more people in need than in previous years, but charities are also struggling to get the same amount of funding as they had before coronavirus. Many people are still struggling with non-COVID-related problems this year too. Although you might not be able to volunteer as normal or hold a huge community fundraising campaign, this does not bring an end to your holiday giving. Instead, you can donate to the people that need it most by gifting a donation in the name of a loved one, giving the present of helping someone else to enjoy a special Christmas.
Set-Up a Virtual Christmas
The coronavirus pandemic does not mean that you have to be without your family on the big day, though. Instead, you should consider preparing for a virtual Christmas day by getting all of your loved ones set-up on a video conferencing application, such as Zoom or Skype. There are many fun games that you can enjoy at a digital Christmas gathering, and you could even ask everyone to dress up in their favorite costumes or Christmas jumpers.
Check on Loved Ones Who Live Alone
Covid has been particularly hard on people who live alone. To make sure that everyone can have a merry and bright holiday season, you should call or visit those who are struggling or who may not have company on the day itself. You should also look out for vulnerable members of your community, such as lonely elderly people, and ask them if there is any way that you can help them.
Plan Alternative Activities Inside
Christmas can never be canceled, and even though carol services and events may not be happening this year, there are many activities that you can enjoy inside. For instance, you should consider investing in festive board or video games, plan a movie night, or even simulate the events that you are missing, such as putting on your own carol service.
Make Your Home Festive
Although you may not be able to get out as much to enjoy the Christmas lights and switch-ons that normally occur, you can have just as much fun decorating your home. From hanging up mistletoe to putting the fairy on the tree, decorating every room can help you to maintain the celebratory mood throughout the season.
With many people struggling this year, why not start your festivities early? By putting up the tree a couple of weeks early or starting to make Christmas crafts and bakes as soon as you hit December the first, you will be able to soak up the festive atmosphere for longer and ensure that the world seems that little bit brighter throughout the colder days.