This Christmas is going to be a little different; but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate. You may not have too many guests. You may have to let go of certain things. But you can still spend a lot of quality time with your family. Here are a few unique ways to celebrate this Christmas

Create a New Family Tradition

Starting a new family tradition is a great way to get your whole family involved. You can begin by filling up a gratitude jar, creating an advent calendar, or even ordering matching pajamas for everyone in the family. It doesn’t have to be something elaborate or expensive. It only takes a few hours of your time to do something fun with your family.

Use fabric to wrap gifts

One of the most popular Christmas traditions is to wrap gifts. But do you know how horrible wrapping paper can be for the environment? Instead go for fabric that you can reuse and recycle. You can get some patterned Furoshiki wraps or invest in some fabric bags. The best part is that you don’t have to spend too much money on these and you can use the same wraps year after year.

Try Hosting a Virtual Gathering

Being with your family is the best part of Christmas. But considering the rapid growth of the pandemic, it is unlikely that you will be able to meet up with all your family members in one place. Nevertheless, you don’t have to worry about missing the hustle-bustle. Just plan a virtual gathering on Zoom. You can order best Christmas cookies for everyone and decorate them in your own homes together. You can even watch a movie together on the Netflix Party app.

Come up with a new Christmas game

You must have been tired of playing the same indoor games to keep your family entertained during this pandemic. How about trying something new? There are many holiday-themed games to choose from. For instance, you could play the Left-Right game or what is known as Pass the Present. Everyone brings their own gifts and wrap them in their own way. Make sure the gift is small, funny and inexpensive. A poem is read out loud while everyone is sitting around the table with their gifts in their hands. You pass the gift to the person on your right when you hear the word “right” and left when the word you hear is “left.” At the end you have to open up the gift and guess who brought it to the party.

Think of some practical gifts

Imagine opening a gift that you know you will never use. Frustrating? Here’s what you can do:

  • Ask your recipients to make a list of practical gifts they want to receive for Christmas
  • Consider gifting a meal kit subscription that will help them cut down on their grocery bills
  • Find out if they need to replace any of their household tools or kitchen appliances
  • Give gift cards of the stores that they visit most frequently

Christmas is all about making this world a happy place. The more people you help the better you will feel. You can purchase or wrap gifts for others, be a part of an adopt-a-family program, or volunteer at a food bank. There are many more ways to help people and you can do so, without going out. There is nothing like giving back to the community.

Author's Bio: 

Narendra Sharma is a Freelancer Writer, Entrepreneur and passionate blogger. A writer by day and a reader by night.