Article: How to Celebrate the Holidays Alone During the Pandemic 

 March 26, 2021

By  Deborah Lee Smith

How to Celebrate the Holidays Alone

Article: How To Celebrate The Holidays Alone During The Pandemic

via Mashable 


“One of the greatest cruelties of COVID-19 is how, at a time when we need each other most, staying away from loved ones is often the best way to show them how much you care.

That counterintuitive fact is hard to wrap our minds around. But as COVID-19 cases and deaths reach all-time highs almost everywhere across the U.S., experts are urging folks to help stop the spread by not negating public health safety rules over the holidays in order to gather and celebrate together.

For the sake of the people you love, as well as the most vulnerable in your community, do NOT think of Christmas, Hanukkah, or any other upcoming major holiday as your get-out-of-jail-free card to forget about the pandemic. Per CDC guidelines, "The safest way to celebrate [the holidays] this year is to celebrate with people in your household," which goes for all other winter holidays, too.

But the holidays aren't canceled. Celebrating the holidays alone, virtually, or with only the members of your household (whether roommates or immediate family) just means you might need to get more creative. We're here to help with that.

This holiday season, everyone will need to rethink what truly matters about holiday gatherings — or rather, what exactly it is we love about them. We won't be able to safely gather under one roof to share a feast.

But a pandemic can't stop you from showing gratitude, sharing love, and just getting plain weird with friends and family.”

Visit Mashable.com/article/how-to-celebrate-holidays-alone to read the full list of tips.

Deborah Lee Smith

Hi there! I'm an actor, producer, and writer who is devoted to storytelling and mental health awareness. After struggling through my own mental health, I found that non-traditional resources, like the ones we explore on More Than You See, helped me immensely get through my dark times. Thus, this website and podcast were born! I look forward to helping you gain agency over your mental health journey as you build your own toolkit of resources, tips, and ideas. Because you never know what might help pull you out of the darkness, and we are all More Than You See.   

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