This Thanksgiving was definitely not normal. It’s hard to not see your family, especially during the holidays. Despite not being able to meet in person, we have advanced enough technology to make it feel like they are here with us. During this uniquely challenging holiday season, here are some tips to bring your loved ones into your home safely:
- Make a zoom meeting, send it out to your family members and log on at the same time! You can all eat together and talk and celebrate the holidays Covid-Style.
- Make sure you are sending your loved one’s pictures, and even ask for them to send pictures back. They can be of anything: you, your pets, your decorations, your schoolwork – anything you have going on in your life right now.
- My brother and I have been sending my grandpa letters – it gives him something to look forward to. You could do that too! Draw your loved ones a picture, drop it in their mailbox or send it in the mail. I’m sure they’ll love it.
As abnormal as this holiday season will be, try to stay optimistic and do things that bring you joy and peace. If you love holiday lights, have someone drive you around the neighborhood to check out light displays. I love decorating my Christmas tree – check it out below! It brings a lot of joy during these tough times.
Written by Jenna Delisi, Girls Inc. of the Valley’s Communication Intern