This year, the safest way to celebrate is to celebrate at home. COVID-19 cases are surging across the country, with hospitalizations and the daily death toll higher than ever before. Our hospital systems are under immense strain and experts predict things will worsen in the winter months. With this in mind, we urge you to rethink your usual holiday celebrations in order to save lives.
This year, staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. Traveling, and gathering with friends and family who do not live with you, can increase the risk of getting and spreading the virus. So, how can we make the holidays special for our little ones without the merry gathering? We’ve got a few ideas!
Fun Ways to Celebrate At Home During COVID-19
Get festive with outdoor activities such as ice skating, christmas light viewing, or a nice hike. Just remember to keep your distance and wear your mask around others.
Exchange meals, gifts, and treats.
Give and receive your favorite holiday dishes, cookies, and gifts with friends and family via contactless drop-offs and pick-ups. Make your own or support a local small business.
Get creative with cooking and crafts.
Cook up that cozy feeling with homemade hot cocoa and festive cookies. You can bake a pie or build a gingerbread house. Need more ideas? Try making ornaments or holiday cards. Decorating the house together can also be fun.
Settle in for a movie marathon.
Cozy up by the fireplace, or build an epic blanket fort, and stream your favorite holiday flicks.
We hope these tips help you find ways to celebrate at home. Stay safe and healthy! We’re here if your child needs medical care.