Creating New Holiday Traditions in the Year of COVID

We know… it’s been a rough year. As we enter the Holiday Season, we are all struggling with what Christmas 2020 should look like for our families. For many, this is becoming a year of new traditions. Instead of continuing with current traditions that are normally enjoyed with more family members, consider starting completely new traditions! Check out some of our top ideas for new family traditions you can implement during this year of COVID.

Special Treats:

Start the day off with a new special treat like Hot Chocolate Bombs. You can make your own, find them online or get them at your local specialty shop. For dinnertime, mix it up this holiday season. Instead of the big ham dinner, let the kids pick their favorite foods for a fun and highly anticipated non-traditional meal. End your evening with a themed movie night! Make these easy Grinch Popcorn and Grinchy Ice Cream Float recipes to enjoy while watching the many versions of the Grinch who Stole Christmas. Or… enjoy some yummy Butter Beer and Cauldron Cakes and take on a Harry Potter Marathon!

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Family Zoom Calls:

Extended family may not be in the same room this year, but it can still feel like it. Try a family zoom call. You can chat during dinner or plan an “After dinner family game night”. You can include family from far and wide during these fun evenings together.  Check out these 12 games you can play on Zoom with your friends and family! You are sure to make memories and new traditions that will last for years to come!

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Family Gifts:

Keep the adventure at home with a fun family gift this Christmas! For under $20, get a smore’s maker for the ultimate Christmas dessert night. Make it a day-long event with an EPIC family board game such as monopoly or LIFE. Add excitement to the party with a Christmas Karaoke Night!  Do you have a family of gamers? Consider a Nintendo Switch or new video game for the family to play.

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We know this Christmas will look different for many of us. If you are facing an uncertain financial situation this year, please contact our team. We can discuss your situation and the specific options available to you. From our family to yours, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas!