5 Tips for Making Christmas Special During a Pandemic

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5 Tips for Making Christmas Special During a Pandemic

Many families are in the thick of back-to-school season and may not have even thought about Christmas with their children yet. Despite being more than 18 months into the pandemic, the holiday season will not be quite back to what we are used to this year. No matter how old your children are, you’ll always want to see their eyes light up Christmas morning. 

Here are five tips to help make Christmas feel extra special with you children even if you can’t travel or see everyone as you usually would. 

Socially Distanced Cookie Swap

Christmas cookies are always a hit with little ones. Baking cookies with your kids and dropping them off on friends’ doorsteps is a fun way to include children in the festivities and teach about giving to others. Try a peppermint cookie recipe in the spirit of the season. 

Take a Drive to Look at Christmas Lights

Bright, blinking lights can always get a child’s attention, especially if those lights are shaped like jolly, old Saint Nick. Take a drive around your local area and see what fun characters you can spot in the Christmas light displays while listening to Christmas carols on the car radio. 

Build a Gingerbread House

Gingerbread houses are a Christmas staple and can be a fun way to make the season feel like normal despite other limitations. You could even make a competition out of it whether between siblings or with neighbors, socially distanced of course. 

Watch Classic Christmas Movies

What kid doesn’t love a fun cartoon? Watching Christmas movies that you watched as a kid can be fun for you and your children. Get into the spirit with Frosty the Snowman or Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. 

Send a Letter from Santa

Bring the magic of the North Pole home with a custom letter from Santa himself. Sealed by Santa offers parents three different packages to spark Christmas memories with their children this year. Each letter comes with reindeer food to put out on Christmas Eve, a personalized Portable North Pole message and a Nice List certificate. Seeing the Christmas spirit light up in your little one’s eyes this year is how we can share the magic together while we’re still apart.

Get a head start on keeping the Christmas magic alive this year. Checkout Sealed by Santa’s additional offerings for some added excitement for your little ones. Try a video call with Saint Nick or even Mrs. Claus’ baking kit as part of the cookie decorating this year.

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