How to
SAFELY CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS
22 December 2020

Although Christmas will look different this year, we can still welcome the holidays with festive cheer. We’ve put together five ways to safely have a memorable Christmas

1. Keeping with old traditions

Everyone welcomes the holiday season in their own way. Even with the challenges of Covid-19, try honouring these. If each year you and your family bake cookies, do DIY Christmas crafts, or sing carols together on Christmas Eve, continue these traditions through virtual platforms, such as online video chats or zoom parties.

2. Deliver your gifts

Home deliveries are undoubtedly the safest way buy presents this year. Amazon is the first online store that comes to mind, but it’s not your only option. Most local and neighbourhood shops are happy to arrange delivery services for their customers. Inquire with your favourite store today to see if they are offering home shipments for the holiday season. Just remember to purchase your gifts early so that they get to their destinations on time.

3. Make new traditions

Try hosting a virtual holiday party with Christmas-themed games and activities with family and friends. Here’s a step-by-step guide to successfully throw your own Christmas virtual party and get everyone in the holiday spirit. Make the evening special with homemade treats and a hot chocolate bar for a jolly holly twist.

4. Spread joy to your community

As the Grinch said, “Maybe Christmas (he thought) doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.” In these challenging times, small acts of kindness brighten up the lives of everyone in our communities. Go the extra mile and share the holiday spirit by sending thoughtful Christmas cards
or home-baked cookies to your neighbours, local charities, hospitals, or nursing homes. After all, ‘tis the season of giving.

5. Live stream Christmas mass

This year, practice safety and social responsibility by observing Christmas mass from the comfort of your own home. Many churches and other religious institutions are making arrangements to live-stream celebrations. Check online to see how you can support and partake in this year’s traditions.