It’s fair to say that, for a lot of people, the run-up to the festive period has been rather unusual compared to previous years. In fact, a lot of people are finding themselves feeling as though they’re almost completely devoid of Christmas cheer. And this is pretty understandable. After all, we’re all stuck at home as we wait out the global pandemic, a lot of people have had their Christmas plans entirely altered, and many more are unable to see the people they love at a time when they would want to see them the most. Some people have to have Christmas on a budget due to a change in their circumstances. But, this is the world we live in so there’s nothing to do but try and make the best of it. With that in mind, here are some things that you can do to survive Christmas in lockdown.
Make sure no one is forgotten
One thing that a lot of people have noticed over lockdown is that it’s incredibly easy to lose touch with the outside world when you’re stuck at home all day. However, that’s not something you should allow to happen at Christmas. If there are people who you would normally see during this period, make sure that they don’t go forgotten. You don’t have to make a huge fuss over every single person but something as simple as taking the time to give them a call or send flowers can make such a difference. Not only will it make their Christmas a whole lot better but it can help you stay connected to the people who matter to you.
Get creative with your traditions
Christmas is often about tradition and that’s something that can be difficult to manage when you’re in lockdown. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways to get creative with your traditions. Why not set up a laptop on the dinner table and have a socially distanced Christmas dinner? Or find some of those classic Christmas games you love to play online instead so that you can all play together even when you’re miles apart. Christmas is not going to be the same this year but by being a little flexible with your traditions you can make sure that it’s still a wonderful time.
Keep things intimate
One thing that you might want to consider is that being unable to have everyone round for Christmas might be a blessing in disguise. It gives you the chance to keep things small, calm, and intimate. It’s not the same as a big Christmas party but it has a whole lot to recommend it. It’s a way for you, your partner, and your kids to really feel close with one another and it takes a whole lot of stress and pressure off your shoulders.
Things are hard right now, there’s no doubt about it. But the most important thing is that you don’t let the problems in the world drag you down. Remember that, however long it takes, this pandemic is going to end eventually and when it does we can all get back to living our lives normally, with a whole lot more appreciation for it.