Oro Valley Real Estate - Holiday Connections
The challenge of getting together with your loved ones over the holidays this year has hosts and guests wondering what the best course of action will be. Here are some ideas that can help you stay connected with friends and family over the holiday season:
Connect Virtually. One of the safest ways to get together with friends and family is by using video chat services. There are many great free options available such as Skype, FaceTime, and Google Hangouts. Since many family members will be avoiding flying this year, this is a great option to include everyone in the festivities. Some great long-distance activities include playing online games, streaming an online movie together, sharing family photos, or even cooking as a family over video. Gifting or getting a smart display such as Google Nest Hub, Facebook Portal, or Alexa Echo Show can help keep everyone in your sphere connected and engaged.
In-Person Gathering. Arizona's weather makes it ideal for hosting outdoor gatherings during the fall and winter, so make sure this is part of your party plan. Remember to consult the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline to keep everyone safe. They recommend keeping the guest list local and to a minimum, or your VIPs. When guests arrive, be sure to have PPE supplies available, such as extra masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes.
While different from most years, this year can give us the opportunity to create new traditions such as a pajama party, board games, or having a holiday-themed movie night with popcorn for you and the immediate family, or the ones you live with. Whether it's in-person or virtually, make sure you reach out to your friends and families this year and let them know you're here for them as we can all use a community this holiday season.