Coronavirus and Thanksgiving: Creative Ways to Safely Celebrate Amid the Pandemic
The season of gratitude, giving, and turkey is finally here! However, with covid-19 hovering over the whole nation, Thanksgiving might look a little different this year.
As a result of the long lockdown, many are excited for the holiday season to finally get the chance to see loved ones and celebrate the festivities.
However, according to CDC, this year's festivities will need some modifications in order to keep families, friends, and the community safe.
While it is a must that all of us adhere to the safety guidelines recommended by CDC during the holidays, there are still many fun and creative ways to celebrate Thanksgiving, such as the following:
Virtual Thanksgiving Party
Watch Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
According to Good Housekeeping, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio already confirmed that this year's Thanksgiving Parade would be done virtually. Although it will not be a live parade, this is still an opportunity to sit back with the family and enjoy the festivities.
Host A Small Thanksgiving Party
Although gatherings were not entirely prohibited, the CDC recommends to keep it to small gatherings. Additionally, you can hold it outdoors since this can reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you happen to have a yard or deck space, you can set up tables, chairs, blankets, warm drinks, and maybe even a fire pit.
Hold A Recipe Swap Challenge
One of the things to look forward to during Thanksgiving is delicious food. Recreate memories filled with delicious food by holding a Recipe Swap Thanksgiving Party.
This is a great family activity, so you can share family recipes that are handed down over the years and have fun at the same time.
Send A Treat To Loved Ones
This year, think of your loved ones that might be in different places across the country. Although you might be separated physically, you can still surprise them with a warm, sweet gesture. Be sure to send them custom gift bags or goodies to show your love.