Well here we are again. Another holiday swirling with concerns about physically spending time with the ones we love. Should we do it? Should we not?
We are all faced with some really tough decisions right now and it’s not easy, no matter which way you look at it.
Fortunately, there are ways you can still connect with your family even if you aren’t physically together this year.
Here are some ways you can still make memories together:
1. Pick a favorite family recipe and cook it together virtually. My mom came up with this idea over Easter and we had the best time cooking my grandmother’s coffee cake together over Zoom.
2. Buy the same children's book to read together virtually. Have the whole family buy the same book so everyone can hop on a virtual call and listen to grandma and grandpa read it to all the grandchildren.
3. Build a gingerbread house together. Have everyone buy the same gingerbread house kit and then build it together virtually.
4. Do family interviews. Write out a list of questions and interview each other virtually. This can be a fun way to connect with any member of your family and you may even learn something you never knew about them before.
5. Make cards and letters to send to each other in the mail. Who doesn’t love getting mail!? No matter how old you are, EVERYONE loves getting meaningful mail that isn’t bills and junk. Have the kids make a fun card or write a letter to their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and/or cousins.
6. Do a virtual craft together. Similar to the gingerbread house, everyone buys the same supplies for a craft and builds it together virtually.
While nothing can replace spending time with your family, we hope this list lifts your spirits and inspires you to make the best of the situation we find ourselves in this year.
Let us know if you have any ideas to add to the list below!