Although the holidays are usually a time to gather, this year we all need to find ways to keep the holiday spirit while staying socially distant. A wonderful way to bring some joy during a difficult time for all is to stay home and let our creativity flow with new ways stay connected.
Knit Away Winter Blues
With old man winter knocking at our doors it is the perfect time to pick up a cozy hobby. There is no better way to cure a case of boredom than to relax with a new knitting project. As the hustle and bustle of going out to do holiday shopping needs to take a pause this season, use the time saved from running around to make some wonderful gifts from the heart. Knitting is great way to relieve stress and also a cost-efficient way to make gifts on a budget. There is no need to trek into the cold either when you can access the biggest online yarn store from the comfort of home. Take advantage of having more time at home by knitting some festive gifts for everyone on your list, like these cheerful ideas:
- Bulky knit scarf
- Cozy knit slippers
- Knit cup cozy
- Fingerless knit mittens
- Knit hats and headbands
Be as creative as you want by making each gift unique or picking yarn colors that embrace the season. For anyone that has hit a creative block, find gorgeous knitted gifts to make in a jiffy easily online. Knitting is a sure way to cure any case of winter blues and spread cozy cheer to those we love.
Turn Plans into Virtual Visits
The holidays are traditionally a time for friends and family to come together in celebration of the season. Since this year calls for staying at home that does not mean staying apart. The perfect way to stay together this holiday season is by putting our technology to good use. In general, most of us have a device that has video chat capabilities that we can use to connect this holiday. There are plenty of ways to digitally gather in holiday cheer, such as:
- Set up a device to capture everyone at their respective table for a virtual holiday meal
- Email a list of holiday songs then set a time for all to join a FaceTime carol
- Record season greetings to share with friends and family to open for some holiday cheer
By turning our plans into virtual visits, we can still enjoy the company of family and friends while staying safe at home.
Bake Special Holiday Treats
A sure way to bring out holiday cheer is to bake a delicious treat. There is no need to be a chef in the kitchen to make a festively themed snack, like whipping up a traditional and easy sugar cookie recipe. The best part about sugar cookies is that you can decorate them to really embrace the holiday spirit. Have fun by decorating sugar cookies like snowflakes and reindeer to lift holiday spirits in the sweetest way.