With the holidays upon us, more people than ever are trying to figure out how they can still celebrate with their loved ones without actually being in the same place as their loved ones. Whether it’s because you’re worried about spreading sickness or you have a loved one in an assisted living facility, many people are having to spend their holidays only with those that they share a home with. But luckily, there are ways that you can still share moments and memories with those you care for.
To help you see how this can be possible, here are three tips for celebrating together when you can’t be together.
Do A Drive-By Party
If you live in the same general area as those that you’d like to celebrate with but are still hesitant to get too close to one another, Katherine Stano, a contributor to Hallmark.com, shares that you can try doing a drive-by party.
To get this event put together, you’ll want to have a designated area that everyone will meet with their cars. Then, everyone will stay in their own vehicle but will be able to see and speak to their friends or loved ones who’ve come to participate in the drive-by party. This can be a great way to celebrate the holidays for a few minutes with the people you love without putting anyone at real risk for getting sick.
Hold A Virtual Dinner
For those who are used to getting together with their loved ones for a holiday meal, this can still be something you do, just in a little different of a manner.
With all of the technology available, Addie Joseph, a contributor to CNBC.com, shares that you can put together a virtual dinner with those who you would have invited to your dinners in earlier years. Ideally, you’ll want to pick a time where everyone can tune into your live stream together and enjoy your individual meals at home while you talk and laugh with your loved ones who are eating their own meals at home.
Send Them Something Meaningful
Thankfully, it’s still completely safe for you to send something to your loved ones through the mail as a way to celebrate the holidays or other events together.
To make this even more special, UVM Medical Center suggests that you send mail as a pen pal to someone that will be sending you something in return. Then, when you both receive your letters or packages, you can open them and feel the love that your friend or family member has for you even without being able to see them in that moment.
While the holidays may look different this year, if you’re willing to be creative, you can still celebrate with the ones you love even if you can’t physically be with them.