Time To Plan Your Virtual Holiday Gathering

Time To Plan Your Virtual Holiday Gathering

This holiday season is going to look very different, and celebrating in-person is going to be limited. But don’t let 2020 steal the fun.

This year, bring people together virtually for an online Christmas Eve or Christmas Day gathering. Send out Christmas care boxes to family, with a pair of PJs, hot chocolate mix/tea/coffee and a download familiar holidays tunes, so that even though your far apart, your linked together.

Create special holiday memories — virtually and safely. Holidays are a great reminder that we are all in this together.

Look Like A Star

Instagram stars look great in their videos — by using a ring light to create a soft glow. Want to look your best when Skyping with family and friends? Get yourself a ring light — add it to your mobile device when virtually visiting for lots of fun.

The Taste of Canadian Christmas

The Nanaimo bar, invented in British Columbia in the 1970s, can be found in the freezer sections and make an easy, no-bake addition to your festive dessert platter. If your area has a Christmas treat special to it maybe add it to your care box. Or make sure your virtual guests have a similar treat to enjoy.

A Safe Self-Serve

The beauty of a single-serve beverage machine is that those in your visiting bubble can safely social distance while helping themselves to their favourite hot beverage whether it be coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Lights, Camera, Celebrate

The holidays are celebrated in many ways. During Hanukkah, candles are lit over eight days, the perfect opportunity to create a virtual candle lighting event for eight nights in a row!

Merry Christmas To All

Get the family “together” and have grandma or grandpa read, “A Night Before Christmas.” Before St. Nick comes to visit.

Santa Via The Post

Sending out your own Christmas care packages? Here are tips for packaging and for getting them to their destination on time.

* Keep the outside of parcels free of string, ribbons or cords.

* Line the inside of the package with a plastic bag to keep dampness like rain and snow away from precious gifts.

* Canada Post’s mail-by guide lists these deadlines: 

Local parcels posted by Dec. 18; 

Regional packages posted by Dec. 15  

National parcels posted by Dec. 9. *THAT'S TODAY!

But I wouldn’t wait that long if you can help it as this year is going to be a busy one for deliveries.


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