Staying home for the holidays


Many houses are decorated for the holidays.

Riley Jamo, Staff Writer

Through all the chaos of 2020 with the coronavirus, the happiness the holidays bring is much needed. Although the pandemic may have thrown a wrench in your holiday plans, there are still many ways to make it the most wonderful time of the year.

Here are 5 things to do this holiday season that are COVID-friendly.

  1. Bake some cookies in the comfort of your home.

There are endless recipes of cookies you could make this season to truly get you in the spirit. Here is a link to ‘Taste of Home’ where they have made a collection of 150 of their favorite Christmas cookie recipes. 

  1. Drive around and look at all the lights.

Many houses decorate the outside of their homes to spread the holiday cheer. You would be socially distanced but still be able to enjoy the lights.

  1. Make Christmas cards to mail to friends and family.

You may not be able to celebrate with your loved ones as you have in the past, but this shouldn’t stop you from making new traditions. Whether you make homemade cards or write a note in a store bought one, your loved ones will appreciate the thought.

  1. Make DIY ornaments.

Continuing on the path of crafts, another holiday activity that is COVID friendly is to make your own ornaments for the Christmas tree. Below is a link to over 70 DIY ornaments.

  1. Host a Zoom Christmas party.

With many Christmas parties being cancelled this year, you can still celebrate with friends and family with the help of technology. Play games, bring your own food and drinks and set up a fun, festive background.