Every year, the holidays are full of surprises. It seems like you never know what’s going to happen — which is both part of the fun and a big cause of stress. And that’s in a normal year!
After everything else we’ve all been dealing with lately, what could 2020 have in store in the holiday months ahead? Most people are already struggling on some level. It probably seems like the time to throw your hands up and just let the chips fall where they may.
Still, there are some ways to make the best of things. Yes, this holiday season will be different and it’s probably still difficult to make any concrete plans. But we all need to keep our spirits up, and it can be encouraging to start looking forward to these upcoming times of merriment and joy.
So, as the months continue to fly by, find something to look forward to. Consider the following ways you and your family can have fun during what is sure to be a 2020 holiday season to remember.
1. Arts and Crafts With so much time at home, there are a lot of opportunities to do things the old-fashioned way this year. In addition to bonding and passing some time together constructively, creating some new ornaments and decorations could make the holidays a bit more special.
Even better, why not try to work on some homemade gifts? Sure, the kids will probably want the latest video games, electronics, or sneakers of the moment. But now might be the perfect time to break out the sewing machine or workbench to make a few unique items for the people close to you. Not only will some holiday arts and crafts help cut through some boredom but the feeling of accomplishment can also give you a boost.
2. Connecting with Loved Ones While travel and in-person visits may still be limited — or at least challenging — later this year, there are still ways to stay connected. In fact, doing so may be more important than ever. It’s easy to make up for any lost time by spending a weekend, or more, under the same roof as your relatives. But, if that’s not possible, you’ll have to get creative. Nowhere does that make more sense than with a fun, clever, unique photo holiday card. Think about how you can go all-out and create family images that will uplift the spirits of your loved ones. Of course, you can also continue with Zoom calls, FaceTime, and other ways to stay connected from afar. But few things are as sure to put a smile on family members’ faces like a great family photo card that can be hung on the refrigerator.
3. Kitchen Delights There’s one great thing about being stuck at home. That’s where your kitchen is! In the past, it was likely often difficult to find time to bake and make other treats. But now?
Well, we’re still all busy — and adjusting to more time at the house isn’t necessarily easy. It should be a lot easier to pop some cookies and cakes into the oven, though. And what better way to truly enjoy the holidays? No matter how bad things might seem, a gingerbread man can at least add a little bit of joy to your day.
Home Is Where the Heart Is Holiday time is always special, and that won’t change this year no matter what’s happening in the world. Indeed, you can still find ways to stay connected and keep things fun and festive.
Start by dusting off your arts and crafts skills to add a personal touch to your décor and gift-giving; stay in touch with fun photo holiday cars and virtual calls; and keep the house smelling great with tasty treats.
‘Tis the season to be merry — even if it might be a bit more difficult this year. At the end of the day, the holidays are all about family. So, as long as you have that, you’ll have everything you need.
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