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5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Safely During the Holidays


5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Safely During the Holidays

Get Creative

There are so many exciting craft ideas out there for you and your family to explore. You can find all sorts of inspiration online on Pinterest, Instagram, and even TikTok. Ever heard of hot chocolate bombs?

And here’s a pro tip: A quick search for “hygge” on any social media platform will send you down a rabbit hole of all things warm, delicious, and cozy!


Learn Something New

Do you have any skills or fun hobbies you’ve wanted to learn but never had the time? Watch cooking videos and tutorials with your loved ones to plan a downsized holiday meal. Take a short calligraphy course and try out some fancy handwriting. The possibilities are endless!


Write a (Handwritten!) Letter

Many people are rediscovering the pleasures of writing letters by hand. There are all sorts of great stationery available and you can get crafty and festive with your letter by adding photos, stickers, or even your own art to your missives. Take some time to think of a few folks who would enjoy a handwritten letter from you (and even write one back!)


Get Outside

If you can safely go outside on a hike or a nearby trail for some fresh air, we highly recommend it. Look up some trails and parks in your area. If you live in a snowy region, your own backyard can be great for snow-filled activities. Getting exercise isn’t usually the first thing on our minds during the holidays, but it’s a great way to kick any winter blues to the curb.



Support small businesses when buying gifts

For your holiday shopping needs, try shopping locally. Many local stores have online shopping options available for pickup and shipping is lightning fast – especially if you’re a last-minute shopper. Etsy also has many unique handmade specialty items at affordable prices, so you can feel good when you support a small business rather than just the big retailers!

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