Staying home for the holidays? You’re not alone! Due to the pandemic, most people are staying home and not partaking in their usual traditions. But just because we can’t do everything like normal, doesn’t mean you still can’t have some fun! Here are some of our favorite ideas for making the holidays at home be festive and safe.
Whether it is with your family, friends, or coworkers, a gift exchange is a great way to have some fun, gift some goodies, and stay safe. Just mail your presents to one another and schedule a video chat for some added fun when you open them!
Binge away! Elf, The Santa Clause, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, the Christmas classics are endless. Enjoy some feel-good Christmas cheer and watch the films that make you feel all the nostalgia. Light the fireplace, grab your blankets, pop the popcorn, and put on your best holiday pajamas for the coziest night in.
Indulge in sweets and have a bake day! It’s the one time of year where calories are guilt free, so take advantage of it. Nothing feels more like the holidays than the smell of freshly baked cookies. If you have kiddos at home, this is a great way to get them involved and maybe even turn it into a math lesson or just a plain art class when it comes time to decorate. Want to help spread the holiday cheer? Drop some off on your neighbor’s or loved one’s porches for the sweetest surprise. Pro-tip: keep some hand sanitizing wipes on stand by for all those baking messes!
Whether it is for your little ones or yourself, get involved by making some holiday projects! Create ornaments that will last a lifetime or your very own wreath. A festive classic is a gingerbread house. Not only do you get to put your decorating skills to the test, but you have a tasty treat if things go south! Putting together these holiday projects is a sure way to get in the spirit.
Take A Stroll
Enjoy the holiday lights in your neighborhood and get out for some fresh air! Have a neighborhood nearby that goes above and beyond? Hop in the car, blast some holiday tunes, and take in all the magical lights.
We know it’s hard being away from loved ones and your favorite traditions this year. Make sure to stay connected in any way you can so we can get through it together. Whether it is a porch visit, a video chat, or a quick text, it can make all the difference!
We hope you have a safe and healthy holiday season!