Given the current Covid-19 Pandemic, and the fact that our abilities to gather and celebrate has been dramatically affected this year, how will you celebrate Easter with your loved ones? Although everything is different than it used to be, where can you find something familiar?
So much is not within our control right now, but what you CAN control is your outlook and how you choose to spend your time and energy. Perhaps one of these 4 ideas will help you.
Maintain the traditions that you can. Children thrive on rituals, and during any times of stress or change in their lives it can be helpful to maintain some of the consistent habits they are used to. What have you done in the past that you can still do? Colouring easter eggs? Having a hunt in your backyard on within your home? You can still have some fun doing these with your family. For some ideas on what to put inside your eggs instead of candy and chocolate check out this blog post.
Use technology to connect with long distance family. Have you used facetime or zoom or some other platform for video conferencing yet? Many of them are free and can be a fun way to see your loved ones. Perhaps plan a time for a virtual visit.
Give where you can. Are there neighbours or people in your community that could use a hand with something? Obviously keeping in mind physical distancing, is there anything helpful you can do to make someone’s life easier? I’ve had friends who rakes elderly neighbours lawns, or Or is there a surprise you could leave on their doorstop that would make them smile?
Consider a special meal. If you want a celebratory meal but are tired of cooking, perhaps do something different like support a local restaurant offering takeout? Try a new type of food, or order one of your favourites. Be sure to call or email restaurants ahead of time to verify their takeout policies and the precautions they are taking during this time.