Christmas 2020 Made Special: How To Do It Amid Pandemic
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How To Make Your Small Christmas Celebrations Special

How To Make Your Small Christmas Celebrations Special

Luxury | December 14, 2020
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While we all remain socially distanced and safe by staying at home, it is but essential to make our Christmas celebrations special—regardless of our world’s troubles

As the sounds of Christmas bells ringing become more pronounced, we anticipate the exciting festivities this season usually brings. With the pandemic, however, our celebrations have become limited. But there are many ways on how we can continue celebrating this meaningful season. Of course, remembering what Christmas commemorates is the first of these ways. Here are a few things you and your small celebration group can do to make your 2020 yuletide party memorable.

1. Celebrate it only with your closest family and friends.

One of the best things you can do is to ensure the safety and security of your loved ones, especially that our country doesn’t have a COVID vaccine yet. Keep your celebration small so that the chances of getting exposed is kept minimal. Make sure that the people you cheer Merry Christmas with are the ones that will surely make everything worthwhile. Christmas is only once a year. You better not waste it with strangers or people you wouldn’t want to be with.

Even with just two of your best friends, Christmas can be a blast. | Image by Olia Danilevich

2. Give simple yet meaningful Christmas gifts.

While you can afford expensive gift items, make sure these are unforgettable pieces. Perhaps a watch that reminds you of your loved ones or an artwork made by his/her favorite artist. You don’t have to search too far for the perfect gift if you give something that’s from the heart. It may help them feel good by splurging on really nice items but upgrade your gift-giving intentions by adding purpose to them.

Even small, DIY gifts can be special. | Image by Julia Larson

3. Support local food businesses for your noche buena.

Tough times, call for reinforcements. Call your favorite local cochinillo makers and bakeries and help their businesses survive and prosper even during the pandemic. Filipinos, after all, are excellent with the culinary arts and you will never run out of local food artisans that can make world-class feasts for your celebrations.

Make your holiday feast local, loud, and proud. | Image by PicJumbo

4. List down all the things you are grateful for.

Something so simple can be extremely helpful to your mental well-being and 2021 mindset. Amid our country’s troubles this year, there is so much to be grateful for. The fact that we are living is the first thing on my list. By listing these things, you’ll be reminded of reflections, realizations, and reasons to be hopeful for next year. Fight the 2020 cancel culture, there’s so much more you can do with the little time we have left for this year. Stay positive!

What are you thankful for this Christmas? | Image by Dima Valkov

5. Donate to charity.

Philanthropic efforts and acts of benevolence will surely make this season special. As many others cannot enjoy the season the way they used to, it would help lessen their worries by lending a hand, be it through food or monetary donations. This way, not only are you making your Christmas special, another family will have it the same way too.

There are lots of charities online where you can donate. | Image by KoolShooters

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