Thanksgiving traditions are getting remade this year with family gatherings and get-togethers among friends considered out of the question in most Canadian provinces due to the spread of coronavirus.
Though being in the same house with all your loved ones for Thanksgiving may not seem arrangeable this October, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the occasion with a virtual Thanksgiving of sorts.
However you choose to spend your Thanksgiving in the COVID-19 pandemic, here’s a glimpse into some things you may not have thought of that can add to the fall season and virtual gatherings.
Check out some of the beautiful outdoors this Thanksgiving. If there’s ever a day to not be so isolated at home, it’s Thanksgiving.
Take a walk to a local park, down the block, in nature, or somewhere where there’s not a lot of people. Consider meeting a friend or family member and go together.
Make A Donation
COVID-19 numbers continue to go up countrywide. The various systems that are tasked with caring for the most vulnerable are stressed beyond the normal.
If you can afford to make a monetary donation, offer food you aren’t going to eat, or wish to donate things around the house you no longer have a use for, it can make a huge difference. If you are celebrating Thanksgiving with kids, it also shows the importance of giving back.
At minimum, you want to be able to physically see your loved ones on Thanksgiving. Video conferencing more than makes that possible.
Schedule a time, get everyone online, and chat it up. Consider a watch-along, having a meal together, or plan a fun activity for the call so that everyone’s active and participating.
Sharing Thanksgiving Table Settings
This Thanksgiving, drop off some care packages for loved ones who live close to you or, alternatively, send them by mail.
Include some Thanksgiving-themed table accessories like napkins, cups, plates, and that sort of thing.
Make A Feast and Share It
If there are friends and family living in the same part of the country as you, send them a Thanksgiving meal.
Prepare the turkey like you normally would. If you do a potluck, that’s even better. Everybody can prepare a different item and drop it off to one another. That way, Thanksgiving will still feel like Thanksgiving. All you have to do is warm up what you got.
Living.ca has a wide variety of Thanksgiving party essentials, COVID-19 essentials, and fun gift ideas. Check them out this October. Even if we all have to celebrate in separation this Thanksgiving, it doesn’t mean we still can’t gift others our time, attention, food, and wealth. Consider what you have to give this Thanksgiving.