It's the holiday season and even though the holidays are looking a little different this year, there are still some safe ways to enjoy a little bit a Christmas joy this year. Now that we're in flu season and with numbers continue to rise with COVID it's so important now that we stay safe, wear our masks, and stay away from others as much as possible. If you're looking for some ways to safely celebrate the holidays this year, I've rounded up some socially distant ideas to get into the holiday spirit for you all!

Socially Distant ways to celebrate the holidays

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'Tis the season! I know the holidays are looking a lot different for many of us right now and with 2020 being such a tough year it can be hard to get into the Christmas spirit. I know my brother and I had made the difficult decision to not see our parents this year for Christmas as the numbers continue to rise we figured it'd be too risky for the four of us to get together. As unfortunate and sad as it is, I know it's for the best and better safe than sorry. On the bright side, I'm able to hit up the after Christmas sales for their gifts this year and will have a little extra time shopping for them.

Even though holiday plans are having to shift this year and many of us will have to celebrate them virtually, there are still plenty of ways to safely get into the holiday spirit. I've rounded up 10 socially distant ways to celebrate the holidays in today's post.

Socially Distant ways to celebrate the holidays

1. Bake Christmas cookies

Is it really the holidays if the house doesn't smell like a warm sugary wonderland? Breakout your favorite cookie recipe and bake up treats for yourself and your loved ones to drop off at their doorstep. Trader Joe's currently has a few great pre-mixed cookies in store if you don't want to find a recipe and make it from scratch! 

2. Drive around and look at Christmas lights

There's something about Christmas lights that make me all giddy and feel like a little kid again. Hop in your car with some hot cocoa in hand and drive around to see the Christmas lights in your neighborhood. I'm sure it'll get you right into the holiday spirit!

3. Have a Christmas movie marathon

Home Alone, Elf, Santa Clause... Gather all of the childhood classics and your favorite snacks and binge-watch all of your favorite holiday movies. I actually just watched Elf for the first time last week! It's such a cute movie and def got me into the Christmas spirit.

4. Send out Christmas cards

Sending annual Christmas cards is one of my favorite things to do during the holidays. There's something so special about getting a handwritten card, especially in the age of all things digital. If you want, look up to see if you can send a holiday card to a hospital near you to thank the healthcare workers for all they've done during this pandemic. Just because it's the holidays doesn't mean COVID is letting up and I'm sure they'll appreciate the little bit of holiday cheer.

5. Have a virtual holiday cocktail hour/gift exchange

Safe to say holiday cocktail parties aren't going to be a thing this year but that doesn't mean you still can't enjoy a festive drink and catch up with your friends virtually. Sure it's nothing compared to being in person, but at least this way you don't have to worry about paying for an Uber home!

6. Show some extra appreciation to your local delivery drivers

Delivery drivers are already overworked during the holiday season but add a pandemic where people are online shopping more than ever to eliminate going outside you can only imagine how hard it can be on them. Show them some extra appreciation by leaving some snacks and treats out for them or just even a simple thank you note. I'm sure it will go a long way.

7. Build a gingerbread house

A holiday classic! Make a festive holiday drink, turn on some Christmas music and spend some time putting together a gingerbread house with your quarantine crew! Get one for each person and you can turn it into a gingerbread house competition!

8. Dress up and celebrate at home with your quarantine crew

If you're like me then you love getting dressed up for the holidays. I mean, velvet, sequins, and faux fur? What's not to love? Switch it up from your comfy sweats and get dressed up with your quarantine crew to take some fun holiday photos, eat a festive meal together, for a virtual zoom holiday party, or simply just because. It's the little things.

9. Take a virtual SkillPop class

From holiday hairstyles to learning to embroidered ornaments to cookie decorating, there are a wide variety of SkillPop classes you can take to help you get into the Christmas mood. Classes range from $20 - $25!

10. Shop for your loved ones and support some local small businesses

No surprise that the pandemic has taken a toll on small businesses this year. Consider shopping small this year for your Christmas shopping! I put together a gift guide featuring some of my favorite small businesses if you'd like to check that out! 

Socially Distant ways to celebrate the holidays

What are you doing this year to get into the holiday spirit? Let me know down below!




1 comment:

  1. Great Ideas! I think my personal favorite is a baking cookies and sippin' on a drink!