Dec 01, 2020
Posted By Heimlich Heroes
There is no denying that this holiday season is strange and different. The CDC urges us to modify holiday plans and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Let’s keep our friends, families, and communities healthy and safe. (Perhaps the best gift of all.)
How and where to celebrate the holidays depend on the risk and comfort of each person. First, talk through your holiday plans with family and friends. Together you can assess risk and decide how to best promote safety and participation. Here are questions to ask:
Planning ahead is especially important for children with anxiety around COVID. Anxious kids can be comforted knowing you’ve made careful plans. Help kids out with things to say in certain situations: “Mom says I can’t hug you this year, but here’s a high-five wave!”
Keep the Spirit of Safety and Joy
Whether decorating the Christmas tree, lighting a menorah, or celebrating Kwanza, think about those traditions that matter most to you. Even though you’re celebrating differently, preserve holiday traditions like decorating or making traditional holiday foods. What else, you may ask?
Remember, there are risks in traveling, as well. If you do gather together, limit the size of your group and keep visits short. Ensure people wear masks. Maintain a distance of at least six feet. And, of course, wash your hands!
Celebrate What’s Important
If this year has taught us anything, it is that we’re grateful for what we have and the people who mean the most to us. Now is a time of gratitude—connecting and celebrating one another.
Wishing you a happy and safe holiday from everyone at Heimlich Heroes™!