As 2020 comes to a close, we are all trying to find creative ways to make this holiday season a special one, despite the hardships of this past year. If recent events and restrictions have you staying home for the holidays, we’ve rounded up a few ideas for how to make the most of your Holiday staycation!
Plan a Special Menu – Just because the restaurants are closed doesn’t mean you can’t eat well this Christmas. One thing that isn’t shut down? Grocery stores. Now is the perfect time to dust off your favorite cookbook (or even try out a new one), put on your chef’s hat and cook up some extra special holiday meals and treats! Bonus tip: Start your own cookbook so you can have all your favorite recipes in one place.
Family Movie Night – You may not be able to go to the movies this Christmas, but you can still enjoy a nostalgic cinematic experience. With so many different ways to stream movies online, you can cuddle up on the couch and enjoy your favorite Christmas flicks from the comfort of your own living room. So pop some popcorn, change into your holiday jammies, and press play!
Record a Digital Christmas Card – If you didn’t get the chance to have photos done or order Christmas cards this year, you’re not alone; but it’s not too late to wish your loved ones a Merry Christmas. Sit down with your family and record a special holiday greeting or your favorite Christmas Carol and send it via text or email.
Take a Christmas Lights Tour – Grab your thermos and your favorite hot beverage and walk (or drive) around your neighborhood to take in all of the glorious Christmas light displays!
Cozy Up in Front of the Fire with a Good Book – With our world a little quieter these days, now is the perfect time to get lost in the pages of a new book, or revisit one from your collection that you love to read time and time again.
Play a Game – this may seem like a no brainer, but when is the last time any of us turned off the TV and actually sat around the table to play a game? If 2020 has taught us one thing, it’s to learn to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. So take your monopoly board down from the attic and brush up on your real estate skills.
FaceTime/Zoom with Friends and Family – this year has been a challenging and isolating one, and we could all use a little more encouragement. Carve out time this holiday season to connect with the ones you treasure most and let them know how much you love them and appreciate them.
Spread a Little Holiday Cheer (safely, of course) – pick a charity to donate to, sponsor a family for Christmas, or find a place to volunteer.
Let’s use this holiday season as a chance to pause, indulge, rest, reconnect, give back, and embrace the coming New Year. Happy Holidays to you and yours!