2020 is a year like no other. Add Christmas and New Year’s Eve to the list and we will have come full circle. Enjoy the annual traditions in a non-traditional way. For your consideration.
- Prepare For The Worst, Expect The Best. Unpredictable is the word of the season, so learn to adapt to last minute change of plans of guests, deliveries or citywide mandates.
- Make Your Online Presence Known. If you can’t be with your family in person, you can always be connected by computer. Let us never complain about the Internet again: it has been a lifesaver during these arduous times. If that’s the only way you can check in with your loved ones, keep your chargers charged.
- One Is A Lonely Number. Let us not forget people who live alone. We’re going on a year of being sequestered, and many people are ‘socially’ locked up. A phone call could make all the difference in their lives. Be sensitive to their situation especially when it comes to too much social media sharing.
- Take It Outside. It might be winter but this virus requires ventilation. If you can dine outside with family and friends, wonderful; just remember the extra layers, wine and hot chocolate.
- Shop ‘Til You Drop. With online shopping 24/7, for at- risk individuals it’s a great opportunity for retail therapy without leaving the safety of your home. If you can, shop local as small businesses have suffered.
- Safety First. Whether our household is two or six, make the day memorable and healthy. For safety reasons, only one person should be serving, and it’s not a bad idea to wear gloves while cooking even though you will have washed your hands multiple times. Keep the celebration short: the longer the gathering the higher the risk
Christmas in the city