“Difficult” doesn’t even begin to describe the events of the year 2020. The world was faced with many challenges that stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s still not quite over yet. There are challenges families still have to face, but there’s hope on the horizon. The world will get back to some form of normalcy soon if you continue to do what you can in your community to avoid the spread of the virus.
It’s difficult not seeing your loved ones, and many people have had to forgo numerous special occasions over the course of the last year. You can keep your family safe by staying home, and there are still many ways you can celebrate all of life’s moments together while staying apart. From video chats, to hand written letters or a memory book there are many ways to connect and make memories with each other. Here are some ideas:
You might be tired of video chatting, but it’s the best tool to see and hear from your loved ones. Consider setting up virtual dinner dates to try a new recipe and cook it over video chat before sitting down and enjoying it together a screen apart. There are also services that make it easy to document and share life through photos with an app. With video and voice messages, you can share all the important moments of your life with your loved ones, and have a record of it too.
Send and Receive Letters
Reach out to your loved ones the old fashioned way. You can shoot them a text or email, but there’s wonderful benefits of handwriting letters. There’s something personal and comforting to see someone’s character in their writing. It’s also a way to be mindful and reflect on the things in your life. Not only will this practice make someone happy, but it may also ease some anxiety you may be feeling. Physical letters are keepsakes your family can cherish forever from a strange time in the history books.
Create a Memory Book
Speaking of history books, a lovely way to still celebrate occasions is by creating a memory book like Newlywords. Head to their site to create, print and send a keepsake to your family, friends or coworkers. It’s perfect for celebrating retirements, birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions during the pandemic.You can collect messages, letters and photos from your family, friends and coworkers and turn it into a memory book. It not only makes a great gift, but also a great keepsake to cherish for years to come and for future generations to learn from.
Life doesn’t have to stop just because you have to stay home. You can still create meaningful connections and make lasting memories with your family, friends, coworkers and the community you live in. Despite the current hardships, humans are built to adapt, and these are just a few ways to get through these difficult times together.