If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of the thousands who feel the weight of the global pandemic and we’re sure you’re here because you’re looking for ideas to make Christmas extra special. We know, we understand. It feels different, doesn’t it?
There are fewer people shopping and eating out, you only get limited travel options, and there’s definitely lesser get-togethers. And sadly, some even have lesser family members. COVID-19 has done so many bad things and with everything that’s happened in the past few months, it’s okay if you’re feeling down. Christmas won’t be the same this year but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun!
Let’s not allow the negative things take away one of the happiest times of the year. To help keep your Christmas spirit up, here are 6 Ways to Celebrate Christmas during a Pandemic!
Bonding with the family though DIYs.
A lot of people are stuck at home these days and some kids are stuck at home with the adults too! Why not spend some time together and make Christmas an excuse to bond? The good thing about working from home is that you get to save time and money. Time and money you can now spend making crafts and other DIY projects at home! Can’t think of a project?
Here are a few ideas for kids and kids at heart!
Create Christmas Video greetings
Christmas cards are nice to give out but why not take it up a notch by sending personalized Christmas greetings to your family and friends? You don’t need a lot of fancy gadgets to make this happen, all you need is your phone! With all the amazing tools and apps available out there, you can create wonderful Christmas video greetings for your loved ones to enjoy!
There are many ways for you to do this. You can talk in front of the camera or you can get creative with your kids and have fun with it. Millennials are crazy about online challenges. Give it a shot! You’re never too old for a Christmas dance craze!
Virtual Christmas Party
Can’t be with family physically? How about hosting a virtual Christmas party for the entire family?
There are many platforms to choose from these days. Get on a group call and say cheers! You can even mail out Christmas party packs filled with wine, decors, and party hats. Why don’t you include some of the crafts you created from when you did the first item on this list?
Games, games, games!
We’re not talking about using the computer or game consoles. We’re talking about games where you need presence! Don’t you just miss the times when you played with your family and their presence was actually, well, uhm, present? Instead of having everyone glued to their phones, why not bust out the board games that've been collecting dust in your shelf? It’s more fun to actually spend time with your loved ones because that’s when memories are actually made.
Christmas movie marathon
We all have a favorite Christmas movie growing up so why not turn it into a fun Christmas experience? Bring out the popcorn (or Christmas pudding) and snuggle with the family! This is the perfect way to reminisce about your childhood and share the moment with the family.
Virtual Gift Giving
You don’t have to go out and shop in physical stores. Online shopping is the way to go! And if you’re not great at wrapping gifts, then just order something with a gift box and ship it to your relatives. No need to worry about spending for shipping or buying Christmas wrappers and ribbons, just send them a piece that will truly mean something to them. And since you’re already reminiscing after watching your favorite childhood Christmas movies, why not get something that helps keep your fondest memories with your loved ones?
We’re not just telling you to buy ocean-inspired jewelry as a gift.. We’re telling you to buy a piece of the heart. Something that will keep your memories of the beach wedding you had or your tropical honeymoon, or the first time you took the kids on an island expedition, or the last time you got all the family on the same beach before everyone got busy with their lives.
Madison Ashley knows that you’re loved ones deserve the best so we came up with a Holiday Gift Guide, 12 Christmas Gift Ideas for Her, and Christmas Gift Sets for you. But if you’re still uncertain about what to give your loved ones, you can just get them a Madison Ashley Gift Card and have them choose whatever they like in our store!
Let’s not forget what this season is all about. It’s about family, friendship, love, and giving. Make someone smile through summerrific jewelry inspired by the sea.
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