Different Ways to Celebrate Christmas During a Pandemic

Yes, the vaccine news tells us that it is around the corner, and we may not need to think about lockdowns in a future time. However, it looks like this Christmas is still under Coronavirus rules. We just need to find new (old) ways of enjoying it without breaking the law. Right?

I do confess Christmas is not my thing. My tree is up, but it is so minimalist that you probably would not even notice the existence of it. But it is still there in my lounge. Lit up every evening, until the battery ends up.

My husband and I will not be cooking a big turkey. I am not very keen on routines, and I think is not that British when it comes to following traditionally. But we do like challenges though, and it means – cooking a different type of food every single Christmas. Even when my parents were here a couple of years, ago.

We did go for Brazilian food without a turkey on Christmas day. Last year, it was all about Indian. In 2020, we will see, but it is likely we will have a takeaway to help the local businesses that struggle the whole year. It does not mean we will eat a kebab or fish and chips. After all, living in Birmingham means being spoilt for choice when it comes to great food.

Anyways, if you are determinate to have your Christmas jumper on, and still want to make this holiday season special, I have some tips on how to celebrate the Christmas in 2020 without putting yourself or your family in risk.

Throw a Virtual Party

I guess this is no secret to everyone in 2020. We had virtual baby showers, birthdays, girl’s night online, and even a simple meeting to catch up with friends and families when things get a bit boring.

The good news is that now you can plan a virtual Christmas party with all features of a “normal celebration” adding more excitement to the online event. From virtual murder mystery to a cocktail workshop and wine tasting. Everything without receiving extra households at home. How cool is that?

Give it Back

It has been a while since we do not exchange presents at Christmas. We prefer to donate for charity and this year, I am going for DOCS Foundation- an orphanage in Nepal.  Check the inspiring history of these young boys and girls, and get involved if possible.

2020 has been a kind of different year for all of us. And if you have blessings to count, why not giving it back for those who need? We can make it finishes in a better way of helping charities and organisations that are struggling to keep their projects at this moment. The time is now!

Buying pressies? Choose local Businesses

I could not help myself, sorry. I had to roll some eyes when I heard people would be queuing at Primark shops this week. I think we can do better than this. Are you celebrating Christmas in a way that you probably won’t forget it; so why not thinking out of the box this time too?

By the way, I have prepared an Ethical and Eco-Friendly gift guide for those looking for affordable, sustainable presents. Yes, it is possible to find an amazing pressie for friends and family online. Something with special meaning that can certainly make a difference for businesses that are facing a hard time this year. Just go for it!

Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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