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Being Festive At A Distance

Photo by Jeswin Thomas on Unsplash.
Photo by Jeswin Thomas on Unsplash.

With the advice from seasoned medical professionals urging Americans to travel less during the holidays to combat the spread of the virus, many of us are looking for new and exciting ways to be festive while social distancing. Large families will no doubt be powering up their computers individually and coming together on virtual spaces. However, there are other activities that you can engage in to bring even more holiday cheer this year. The following are some new traditions that you can adopt this holiday season.

Making New Traditions

Sharing the holidays typically means a table full of festive dishes. If you can't gather around the table and share your signature dish with your loved ones, why not deliver it to the ones that live nearby? Reuse that mound of take-out boxes you have taking up space in your kitchen and make a small care package for your family and friends. Leave it outside their door with a card and watch their reaction from the car. If you're not much of a cook, sneak over to their house anyways and shovel the snow from their driveway. You can even take a detour on the way back home and check out the Christmas lights around town.

You can also bring cheer and happiness to neighbors that do not have family close by. If you make sure to maintain your distance from doorsteps, you and your bubble can still go out caroling. Do you have a lot of Christmas decorations that you're not going to use this year? See if a lonely neighbor would allow you to decorate their porch for the holidays. Better yet, why not be a Secret Santa for them? Just like bringing food to your relatives, you could also leave presents on your neighbor's porches.

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