TO the Feathered Arrow blog. I'M Kari! A WEDDING PLANNER, PODCAST HOST, BIZ EDUCATOR, AND A LOVER OF COFFEE, ALL THINGS OUTDOORS + A SUCKER FOR A GOOD LOVE STORY.
As someone with family across the country, I know how difficult this holiday season can be. It’s particularly disappointing that Thanksgiving is the holiday of gathering, yet we are encouraged not to, for the safety of others and ourselves. To help make this holiday season a little easier, here are a few ideas of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving when you can’t gather.
If there’s one thing that’s come out of this crazy year, it’s that technology has helped to bring us closer than ever before! Invite your friends and family to a virtual feast this Thanksgiving where you can hang out and talk, as if they were in the room with you. There are a myriad of video chat apps and programs now that you can use. You can play music, games, and play trivia virtually!
Depending on where you live, you can try hosting Thanksgiving outdoors. It’s been shown that staying distanced and outdoors are some of the safest ways to see others right now. Renting a few heaters and supplying some blankets will do wonders to keep things cozy for you and your guests. And instead of a buffet of food, pre-set plates with a little of everything for guests to enjoy.
During the month of November, ask your friends and family to do a gratitude challenge. Each day, share something you’re grateful for all month long. You can start at anytime, and just build from there. Whether it’s a group text, email or phone call. Get everyone to talk and share about what they’re thankful for this holiday season to keep your spirits and connection high. (You can check out some of the ways Team FA practices gratitude here.)
Do you have a famous family recipe that you look forward to sharing every year? You don’t have to stop this year! Try cooking a large batch and packing it up to deliver to your friends and family. You could even all (safely) deliver a dish to complete you entire Thanksgiving meal!
The holiday season is a busy time for volunteers, and this year there’s an extra need of helping hands. So many people have been negatively affected by the pandemic, and they need all the love + support they can get. If you are looking to give back, check out this list of ways you can volunteer in your community safely this year.
This year, more so than any other, has been extremely difficult for some families. Unfortunately, some have struggled to afford any food, let alone a Thanksgiving dinner. Therefore, if you have the means, consider hosting a family where you cook and deliver an entire Thanksgiving meal for them. It will be a huge relief to those in need.
No matter where you find yourself this Thanksgiving holiday, I hope you stay strong, safe + healthy, friends! Lastly, if you need to order your holiday cards, just head to https://www.basicinvite.com/! They have amazing designs and customer service! Just use the code FeatheredArrow20 to get a discount on your order! Enjoy!
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