Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other holiday during December, it is normally surrounded by friends and family. Unfortunately, this holiday season is a lot different.
With the exception of grandparents who provide childcare, and those living alone, most of us aren't able to spent some much needed time together. However, just because social gatherings are being kept to our own bubble, doesn't mean you can't stay connected to everyone virtually.
Tips for Staying Connected During the Holidays
It's hard to remember a time when the only way to talk to someone was through a landline or lettermail. Technology has given us the ability to social distance without feeling alone. Here are some tips on how to spend holiday 2020 with friends and family by still staying apart.
- Zoom and Houseparty are both apps that anyone with a smartphone or computer can download to see friends and family instantly. Houseparty even has interactive games you can play with up to 8 people.
- Portal by Facebook is device that connects to your TV and with your Messenger or Whatsapp account giving you the ability to video call any one on your friends list - hands free. It has filters, story mode, and games to add more fun to all your calls!
- Physical distancing walks are a great way to still see those you care about in person by still staying apart. Homes are still being beautifully lit up at night for you to enjoy during an evening stroll. It's a fun activity for the whole family - especially those with kids!