“Home for the holidays” has a whole new meaning this year as we head into a holiday season during a pandemic. In other years many of us would be making plans to travel or host out-of-town guests in the coming days and weeks. But what does “home for the holidays” look like this year – and how can we make it one to enjoy and remember? We’ve scoured the web, and here are some of the best ideas we’ve found for making the most of this unusual holiday season.
Finally write that holiday letter
The tradition of exchanging holiday cards with friends and family is one of the season’s great pleasures. But life gets hectic around the holidays, and fewer people have time to write and send all those cards. How about making this year the holiday that you actually send out cards? You can make personalized cards online and have them shipped directly to your home. And it’s also a great time to finally write a holiday letter, letting your loved ones know what you’ve been up to this year (besides working from home and binging Netflix). Your friends and family will love it, especially those who aren’t on social media (like your grandparents).
Schedule an online holiday movie marathon
If you’re one of the people who love to watch holiday movies with your family, then you don’t have to miss out this year just because of the pandemic. There are many ways to watch movies together online with the people you love, even if your couches are hundreds of miles away from each other. Create a holiday movie playlist and invite your friends and family to join your watch party.
Experience the winter solstice
December 21 is the winter solstice. It marks the beginning of winter, and it’s also the darkest day of the year. There are many ways to observe and celebrate the winter solstice. One way that we really enjoy is to keep the lights off in the evening to fully experience the longest night of the year. Instead, light candles or sit outside around the fire pit and watch the stars.
Celebrate the silly holidays, too
We could all use a little something to celebrate, and not just on the big holidays. Why not use the time spent at home this year to celebrate the silly holidays, too? December 13 is National Cocoa Day. That sounds like a good reason to go for a walk in nature and then come home and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. December 17 is National Maple Syrup Day. You could start the day by surprising the family with pancakes for breakfast. There couldn’t be a better time to find the joy in our daily lives, and this is one fun way to inject a little magic into your day.
Contact the Clark & Gilman Team
Are you ready to spend this holiday season in your very own North County San Diego home? Then contact the experts at the Cristine Clark & Jamie Gilman Team at 760-758-1211 or [email protected] We’re standing by to answer all your questions. We hope you all have a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season!