Everything looks a little different this year, and unfortunately, it seems like the holiday season will be a bit unusual too. With the pandemic still sweeping the globe, it’s hard to imagine the possibility of a decent holiday season. However, you shouldn’t give up altogether. You may not be able to enjoy a perfectly normal Christmas, but there are ways in which you can pandemic-proof your holiday season.
Covid Christmas – Pandemic-Proof Your Holiday Season
Apart from the company of your loved ones, food is arguably one of the most important aspects of the holiday season. With supply chains disrupted, it may be hard to get everything you’re after at the supermarket or corner store. That’s what makes gourmet Christmas hampers such a great idea. Everything comes nicely packaged, so you know you have all the ingredients for a delicious Christmas day spread and you don’t have to stress about running around to find things as they come to you.
Get In Early
If you plan to shop online this festive season, now is the time to buy. Postal services are experiencing delays worldwide, so if you want to be sure that your presents and preparations arrive in time, it’s a good idea to get started now. If you can’t afford to buy everything right now, focus on items that will be sent via general mail as specialty couriers seem to be experiencing less of a delay.
As much as we love getting together with our whole family over the holiday season, that probably isn’t going to be a possibility this year. You’ll be far less likely to be disappointed if you plan an intimate gathering rather than a feast with the whole crew.
Yes, this is disappointing, but it’s better than nothing. If you’re expecting a small gathering from the start, you’ll have less stress on your shoulders and more chance of your plans working out. Plus, if it turns out you can have more visitors, they’ll be a nice bonus and you can turn the holiday meal into a potluck dinner.
Be Technologically Minded
We’re all secretly getting a bit sick of video conferencing, but seeing your family on a screen is better than not seeing them at all. Find fun and inventive ways to turn a virtual gathering into a holiday to remember. There are plenty of games that can be played across video conferencing software. Get creative and make your Christmas calls more fun.
For The Business Owners
This last tip is for those who have clients or employees they’d like to show some love to this holiday season. You’re probably wondering how you’re going to show your appreciation for your team’s hard work over the last twelve months. The good news is that there are still plenty of options. Why not switch your standard Christmas party to a virtual one and send them one of the gourmet hampers mentioned above? If you’re looking for something a little more on-brand, consider a package full of fun and useful corporate gifts. Have your branding printed on the items and you’ve got the perfect thoughtful gift for staff and clients alike.
Just because things are different this year doesn’t mean the holiday season is a lost cause. At the end of the day, Christmas spirit isn’t the product of big gatherings, gifts, or even food (as delicious as it is). It arises from the love we share with those closest to us. Focus on meaningful connections rather than physical ones, and your holiday season will still be wonderful, no matter how big or small your festivities end up being.