Christmas is around the corner. But due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Christmas this year may not feel as festive as it generally does. Especially with the isolation and restrictions that people are grappling with, it’s not really possible to throw a huge party and gather friends and family for the celebration.
But this doesn’t mean you need to have a dull and boring Christmas. With a little imagination and creativity, you can manage to organize a jolly and spirited day even during the pandemic. You might have lesser guests on your list but, you don’t have to have less fun.
Here are some amazing ideas for celebrating Christmas during the pandemic.
1. Give Your Home a Festive Spirit
What if you can’t have too many guests at your house this Christmas? You can still make it feel spirited, warm, and welcoming with some beautiful decor.
Make every room in your house feel as festive as possible with lights, Christmas trees, and some nice DIY crafts.
It’s a great way of adding a holiday spirit to your house and make it feel all the more vibrant and lively. You can also create a Christmas-themed photo booth next to your Christmas tree to make some memories with your family, friends, or anyone visiting you. You can also bake cookies and cakes for everyone present in the house. Don’t forget to cook some delicious food to end your day.
2. Organize a Video Call with Santa
Christmas for kids is incomplete without their dearest Santa Claus and his magical gifts. Some children eagerly wait for this day only with the hope of getting a good present from Santa.
If your children do that too, why not organize a video call with their favorite man. That way, they can see him even if they can’t go out to the mall or to the neighborhood where they usually get to meet him.
There are several apps that let you talk to Santa for free. You can download one of them and schedule a call with him at any time you want. Just gather all the kids in your house and surprise them with the video call. You can also buy some gifts for them and distribute them on behalf of Santa to make them feel extra special.
3. Spread Some Joy
Christmas is going to be different this year. You may not get to see many of your close friends and family in person due to the strict restrictions in several parts of the globe.
But that should not stop you from letting them know that you still love them. After all, Christmas is about spreading love.
A great way of doing that is to send them gifts with a postcard or a simple message. Write to them about how much they mean to you. You can also share a happy memory from before to make it even more delightful.
Sending postcards and letters may be a thing of the past in today’s video conferencing times. But it still has an element of surprise and mystery that everyone loves.
4. Have a Caroling Party
Christmas carols can instantly light up your mood and make you feel more festive, happy, and positive. Of course, you’ll sing and play some happy carols this time too like you always do. But it can also be a fun idea to have a caroling party in the neighborhood.
Select a few happy and positive carols and invite your friends and family to join the caroling party. Decide the route in which you would like to go. You might also want to consider having a dress code to make it feel more Christmassy.
Carry a torch or glow sticks or cute mini lanterns to light up your way. You’ll surely cheer people up by appearing on their doorstep to sing for them.
The pandemic will definitely change the way you’ll celebrate Christmas this year. Instead of opening wrapped up presents, you might open Amazon boxes. Instead of meeting your dear ones in person, you might just do a Zoom call. But no matter how you celebrate it, keep up the festive spirit and make it as memorable as possible. After all, celebrations are meant to bring happiness and joy.