Holidays and other important events are different during covid.
How do we make them special?
If you are wondering about how to make holidays fun and meaningful, you are not alone!
Usually, a big part of holidays and other celebrations is gathering with family or friends. Living alone or far from important people in your life may feel extra challenging this holiday season. And losing a loved one or welcoming a new baby can feel especially isolating during COVID.
It’s time to create new traditions.
Hopefully, some of them will be so great that we’ll keep them long after the pandemic is over.
We will continue to update this page, so check back for new ideas and info!
Connecting Across Distance
Well before covid, people have been thinking about how to connect across distance. Out of necessity, immigrants who can’t visit family in their country of origin, people who can’t travel for health or financial reasons, military families, and people who are incarcerated have come up with creative ideas for connection.
Since the pandemic began, almost everyone has celebrated a birthday, mourned a loved one, or observed a holiday remotely.
We gathered ideas from a variety of local community members and online sources. We would love to hear your ideas as well. Contact Ilana.
Holidays and Events
GRIEF, LOSS, AND MISSED MILESTONES DURING COVID
THANKSGIVING – also has ideas that are relevant for winter holidays
Wondering about traveling?
Know Your Travel Risk – A frequently updated page from the CDC with lowest to highest risk activities for several types of activities when traveling, including travel overall, who you are in contact with, lodging, food, etc.
Holiday Travel Tips – A one-page flyer from the Franklin Regional Council of Governments for the 2020-2021 Holiday season.