As the temperature drops low, snowfall covers treetops, and Christmas decorations shine brightly as far as the eye can see, it is surely beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Though we all want to have the time of our life surrounded by our loved ones, however, during the second wave of the global pandemic, it feels farfetched. No doubt the world has turned topsy turvy due to the obstruction caused by covid’19. Nonetheless, we need to muster up our holiday spirits and try to make the most of Christmas 2020. 

Though we are aware Christmas will not be the same this year, nonetheless it is not all gloomy. Let’s look on the bright side, you get to stay home and explore new fun and creative ways to celebrate the most awaited holiday of the year. Who knows, some of the ideas may turn into new traditions you might want to keep around for years to come. Not to mention you will not have to make excuses for not attending all the Christmas parties you usually attend due to obligations.  

Ways to Make the Most of Holiday Season 2020 

If you are ready to enjoy yourself, stay with us to learn five exciting ways to lock and load fun into the holiday season. 

Celebrate Christmas Outdoors 

Deck the halls with boughs of holly not only indoors but also outdoors. Double the fun by going all out this year with Christmas decorations on your patio. If you have vulnerable family members at home, or you want to have a few guests over, you can entertain them outdoors while following covid’19 SOPs since there is a much lower risk of the virus spreading outdoors. 

We recommend creating a cozy little nook for entertainment with preferably a bonfire or a personal space heater you can use when you have company over. Keep the expensive glass ornaments for the lounge, instead use unbreakable outdoor Christmas decorations. Add colorful fairy lights for a festive touch to your space.   

When keeping gathering outdoors, try your best to plan them for daytime during peak sunlight hours, so it is warm and bearable to sit in the open air. Get biodegradable, eco-friendly disposable cups and plates to serve hot foods and drinks to make sure your guests feel welcome. You can even make a picnic out of it, enjoy snow-fort making, or playing snow fight. Since you will be outdoors, make sure you keep a Herbion Hand Sanitizer bottle at your guest’s disposal at all times, so everyone can sanitize before and after eating snacks or indulging in activities. 

This Instant Hand Sanitizer has a mild fragrance and a quick absorbent formula made with 70% ethyl alcohol that eliminates 99.99% germs. The portable bottle comes in an unbreakable exterior which makes it ideal for placing outdoors. Head over to Amazon to shop online for speedy delivery across the USA. 

Enjoy Creating New Christmas Traditions 

Being cooped up at home with nowhere to go can be a one-way ticket to boredom. Add a fun twist to the holiday season by creating your own family traditions. Have each family member write something fun they want to do and put it in a Santa hat. Pull out one to two activities every evening and make the most of spending quality time together as a family. These activities can be watching someone’s favorite Christmas movies, singing karaoke, or playing secret Santa. You can also try your luck at arts and crafts, make Christmas cards, play board games, or even charades. 

Embrace the Spirit of Giving 

One of the biggest lessons to take away from this year is that we should live in the moment, enjoy what we have, cherish, and value those around us. This holiday season, take the time to feel grateful for your loved ones. Along with gifts write down short notes or long letters if you please, showcasing how much your friends and family mean to you. 

You can further spread the joy by donating either money, clothing, food, or even toys to those who need it the most. Moreover, you can give fresh fruits or pies at the nursing home, share Christmas cookies at the children’s hospital, or prepare a homemade meal for a neighbor. These little acts of kindness can add happiness to someone’s day and remind them they are not alone even while social distancing. 

Get Your Christmas Gift Shopping Done Early 

This year gift-giving will also be a little different. Since the second wave is going strong, we do not recommend visiting outlets. Instead, put your feet up, make yourself a yummy snack, grab a cup of tea, and enjoy Christmas gift shopping online. Browse through your favorite online stores and fill up your e-cart with things you know for a fact your friends and family will love receiving. 

Be sure to shop for plenty of environment-friendly gift-wrapping papers, ribbons, and scotch tape, so you do not run out of them last minute. If you have family members or friends who live in different cities or countries, be sure to get plenty of stamps and mail their presents before the holiday season is in full swing. This Christmas, postal and courier services and online stores will witness an overwhelming demand. Therefore, to have your package/mail delivered on time, make sure you plan accordingly. 

DIY Christmas Gift 

The supermarkets are already jam-packed with advent calendars filled with chocolates, snacks, and candies. Take the same concept and plan super cute 5-minute activities with your family for the whole month, now place all these ideas in a homemade advent calendar. These can include having Christmas pancakes for breakfast, taking pictures near the fireplace, or going for a brief family walk. 

Keeping up the DIY spirit of making things at home, you can also enjoy making DIY presents for your family members. Make winters cozy by giving the gift of homemade hot chocolate bombs to your loved ones. They are super easy to make, taste incredible, and the best part is you can customize it as per their preference. Here is one of our favorite recipes to make six yummy hot chocolate bombs: 

  • ¼ Cup white chocolate chips 
  • 1 Cup mini marshmallows 
  • One 12-ounce package of dark chocolate chips 
  • ¼ Cup white chocolate chips 
  • 1 Cup mini marshmallows 
  • One 12-ounce package of dark chocolate chips 

Directions: 

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt dark chocolate chips for 30-second intervals. Make sure to stir in between each interval until they melt completely. 
  1. Take a spoonful of melted chocolate and spread it in a half-dome silicon mold, using the back of the spoon. Make sure you repeat this process on 12 molds. You can set aside the remaining chocolate for later. 
  1. Refrigerate the chocolate to let it cool completely. 
  1. Once it sets, remove it from the mold and add some of the hot cocoa mix, along with peppermint candies and marshmallows to six domes. 
  1. Reheat the melted chocolate, dip the edges of one empty dome in it and stick it on a filled dome to create a chocolate bomb. Now smooth out the edges with your finger. 
  1. You can melt white chocolate chips at 15-second intervals. Fill it in a piping bag and drizzle all over the hot chocolate bombs. 
  1. Lastly, garnish with crushed peppermint pieces and tada you are all done. 
  1. Wrap these in a transparent wrapper with a bow and gift it to your friends and family members. 

Conclusion 

No matter how cold it gets or what life brings our way, we have to make a conscious decision to enjoy life to the fullest. Let’s get in the holiday spirit, take your fuzzy ugly sweaters and decorations for Christmas out, and have a jolly good time.