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On behalf of everyone here, at Advantage Home Health Solutions, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We know, of course, that this year’s Christmas celebrations are bound to be a lot different than the ones you’re used to. COVID-19 has made it so that we all must be cautious about gathering in large groups. Smaller celebrations are recommended to help stop the spread of the virus.

With that said, you may be wondering how you can enjoy the holiday season without your traditional get-togethers. We have a few ideas we’d like to pass along. Here are three ways to safely enjoy Christmas during the pandemic:

1. Create sentimental Christmas cards.

There’s nothing quite like sharing your love during the holidays. Perhaps you didn’t have the opportunity to get all of your Christmas shopping done. After all, the pandemic has made in-person shopping nearly impossible. Are you still waiting on gifts that you’ve ordered online to arrive? Make your own Christmas cards and get them in the mail to your loved ones. Although they are likely to arrive after the big day, the heartfelt approach to sharing the season’s joy will not go unnoticed.

“We may not have the opportunity to see one another face-to-face this Christmas, but you can still send messages of hope and love, via Christmas cards,” says Alicia Dubay of World Vision, “Make them extra meaningful by making them yourself. Get your craft supplies out and unleash your creativity…but go easy on the glitter.”

2. Design commemorative ornaments.

2020 may be a year you’d rather forget. For many of us, it had more than its fair share of difficult moments. However, this holiday season might be the perfect time to consider how fortunate you are to have your friends and family. Making ornaments that commemorate the culmination of the year is both a fun and safe way to boost the holiday spirit in your household. It’s also an activity that helps to bring the family together.

“The 2020 holiday season is bound to be unique — so why not make an ornament to remember it by?” suggests Juliana LaBianca on GoodHousekeeping.com, “Mix a salt dough recipe (all you need is flour, salt, and water) and make a handprint or cookie-cutter ornament. Don’t forget to write the year in paint.”

3. Perform acts of kindness.

The holiday season is the season of giving. It’s important that we remember the importance of charity during the holidays. There are so many people who are in need of clothes, food and even toys for their children. Find it in your heart to offer some donations before the big day arrives. It will help to spread the joy of the holiday season that is so sorely needed right now.

Dubay points out that there are numerous ways to perform acts of kindness during the holidays. “There are so many ways to brighten someone’s day: buy coffee for a stranger, call a loved one unexpectedly, send a meal to a friend, donate blood,” she suggests.

To learn about the products offered by Advantage Home Health Solutions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 403-460-5438. You may also email us by filling out the form on our Contact page! Happy Holidays!