Have a Holly, Jolly and SAFE Holiday Season

Wrapping presents

It’s a different holiday season. While we all want to gather with loved ones and create good memories, the country is still dealing with a pandemic that makes it difficult to continue old traditions.

To help take some stress out of the holiday season, we want to share these tips before the full season gets underway.

  1. Shop online and buy now! Try shopping at small businesses using curbside pick-up and delivery when possible. We also know there will be a lot more presents coming through the mail. That means packages will take longer than usual to arrive. To make sure your holidays aren’t happening in the New Year, look for an order by date on the company’s website that tells you when you the last day you can buy in order to get your gift on time. Don’t forget to thank your mail carriers!
  2. Digital Gatherings. We all know that it’s going to be harder to see friends and family this holiday season. There are plenty of tools that make it easy to see each other digitally and still celebrate, even if we can’t travel across states. Take advantage of free tools like Zoom or Facebook Messenger to make sure you stay connected to those who matter most.
  3. Keep Gift Giving Practical. A lot of people are more stressed than ever, both emotionally and physically. If you know someone who might be facing difficult times and they normally get you a present, reach out to set a fair price limit or offer to do something in the future. My friends celebrate Christmas in the summer because we all have large families and it gives us an opportunity to spend but not feel cash strapped.

These are just a few tips to help you get through the 2020 holidays. Have some of your own? Share them with us in the comments below!

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