While this year has brought its challenges, there are certainly matters to celebrate — and the holiday season is the perfect time to focus on the joy, health and happiness in our lives. Even though social distancing may be the norm, there are ways for you to take part in the holiday spirit and celebrate safely. At Springpoint, we’ve pulled together a list of some of the ways you are able to enjoy the holidays.
Decorate Your Home. There’s nothing quite like bringing the holiday spirit into your own home. Whether they are decorations you’ve used for years or brand-new décor you’ve recently purchased, turn on some music and take pleasure in decorating your home for the holidays.
Bake Seasonal Goods. It’s the time of the year for tasty treats! Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or consider baking one of your greatest hobbies, the cold winter months are the perfect time to warm up in the kitchen and whip up delicious baked goods. For inspiration, check out delish’s gallery of holiday desserts.
Organize a Community Gift Exchange. Just because you aren’t able to see friends and family as often as you used to, you can still connect to your local community by organizing a holiday gift exchange. Get a group of people together, draw names and find a gift exchange partner to secretly send a thoughtful gift to. This is a fun way to still connect to others while participating in a traditional holiday practice.
Create Holiday Cards. It feels special to receive mail, and now is the perfect time to explore your artistic side and create holiday cards to send to family, friends or even strangers. Craft your own holiday cards to put a smile on someone’s face with season’s greetings.
Take a Drive to View Holiday Lights. You’ve probably noticed neighbors in your community working hard decorating homes for the holidays. Turn your favorite seasonal radio station on, grab a coffee or hot chocolate and take a drive around the community to admire the displays.
Toast to the Holiday Season. Celebrate the season in style with holiday themed cocktails. Whether you’re enjoying them by yourself or with a loved one, a special holiday drink is just one way to celebrate the season. From warm tea-and-cider punch to sugar cookie white Russians, Country Living offers a list of more than 60 holiday cocktails for you to try.
Enjoy a Holiday Movie Marathon. Curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and watching holiday movies is a time-honored tradition. Whether your favorite movie is A Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th Street or even The Polar Express, be sure to set some time aside this holiday season to relax and appreciate the many movies out there that help to put you in the spirit.
Read a Seasonal Book. There’s nothing quite like curling up with a warm beverage and a good book —especially during the holiday season where the air is chilled and snow is falling. Get into the holiday spirit by choosing a seasonal book to read. To get ideas of the next book to dive into, check out the Goodreads Seasonal Book Lists which include categories like “Favorite Christmas Books” and “Winter Reads.”
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