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Get Creative and Start a New Holiday Tradition

with COVID closures and cancellations, here are a few ideas to try something new

Caitlin Boyle |

This year, try getting in the holiday spirit with some new festive traditions. Photo courtesy of Unsplash.
This year, try getting in the holiday spirit with some new festive traditions.

The big question this holiday season is: How can we celebrate the holidays during the current COVID-19 situation? If you usually plan to have a large family gathering for Thanksgiving or Christmas, a smaller, quieter celebration may be the way to go this year. Try gathering virtually to watch football or a family movie together. Holiday shopping, too, will look quite a bit different. Many local stores will offer their products online, by curbside pickup, and with limited people in store in order to comply with social distancing guidelines. Buying gifts that align with the new COVID normal may be thoughtful and useful: Think about purchasing gifts such as coffee or book subscription boxes, along with attractive and stylish face coverings. If you want to start a new tradition with your family, get creative! One idea is to make a “Night Before Christmas Box.” The box could include items such as new pajamas, packets of hot cocoa, popcorn, a new Christmas book and a Christmas movie. It will be a personal and thoughtful tradition your family will want to continue for years to come. The most important thing is to stay safe, and have fun!