6 Tips To Survive A Covid Christmas | Golden Rules Gal

Category: Holiday Etiquette Pandemiquette

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

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