Christmas is coming. But the European continent and the US are still struggling with coronavirus cases. A new variant of the virus is found in the UK. And both the UK and other countries are taking new precautions to minimise the spread as much as possible. This means Christmas celebrations will be different from what we have done in the past. It is time for virtual Christmas celebrations. Lockdown does not mean we have to give up our traditions. We just need to improvise and adapt.
What Can You Do for Your Virtual Christmas Celebrations?
Keep the Circle Small
Most of the countries are applying restrictions to minimise the circulation on the streets. We can no longer physically visits stores and buy gifts. Moreover, the governments are warning individuals to keep the circle small for their celebrations. We can’t gather outside as large groups. Even, our family celebrations will become smaller.
But there is no room for despair. Like everything else, this has a solution. New technologies will help us stay connected in the holidays as well. Although the circle will be close, we can still talk to our loved ones with video calls or send them gifts thanks to online shopping.
Technology That Connects Us
So, what can we do to talk our friends and family during Christmas? There are lots of different ways to cheer yourself up during holiday. Internet and online apps help us to stay connected when we can’t get together physically.
Virtual Christmas Celebration Ideas
Here, we will give some virtual Christmas celebration ideas to make the holidays a bit more fun. With the help of technology, we can stay connected and support each other in these hard times.
Organise Video Call Parties
Video call parties can be the next trend for the upcoming year. No one needs to go to a pub or someone else’s house. Everyone can join the party from their homes. And you can still get dressed and look good. All you need to do is prepare something to eat and drink and you are set. Also, you will need an internet connection. Then, the party can start.
Online Family Gatherings
Thanks to artificial intelligence, you can add the most beautiful Christmas tree on your video call. Families can easily gather online and talk to their loved ones. Although online gatherings won’t replace the physical ones, it is still better to talk online.
Send Gifts with Online Shopping
Today, almost all e-commerce websites and marketplaces offer gift option when you purchase something online. You can choose the gift option in your purchasing process. A gift can make your family members and friends happy especially if you can’t spend the Christmas together.
Visit Virtual Santa
A virtual Christmas celebration will not be complete without a Santa. You can book your place to arrange a virtual Santa visit. There are different websites offering this service. Also, you can check your local community to see if they are offering a virtual Santa option.
Play Games Online As Virtual Christmas Celebrations
You can still have fun at home. Organising online games for Christmas will increase your mood. Bingo is the classic game these days. Or Name that Tune can be an amazing option to play via video call apps. Zoom and other apps have different screen splitting options. This way you can create your own teams and keep that competitive edge in your games.
Wear Your Ugliest Christmas Sweater
If you want to entertain people, wear your ugliest Christmas sweater to attend to an online party. What is more, you can ask everyone else to do that and turn it into a party theme. Since you will be at home, you can change your sweater anytime you want.
The lockdown has been a challenging period for all of us. Virtual Christmas celebrations can help to cope with the feeling of being stuck at home. Also, you can easily get creative to use digital technologies to find new ways to entertain yourself and your family.