The holidays are a time when many people travel to celebrate with family and friends. This year, we encourage you to find new or different ways to celebrate without large gatherings to keep your friends and family healthy. Here are some ideas to get you started as you plan your holiday season activities.
- Enjoy holiday traditions at home with your household
- Decorate your home and/or yard
- Share a virtual meal with family and friends
- Host online parties and/or contests
- Prepare meals using traditional recipes and deliver to family and neighbors
- Attend holiday movie nights at drive-in venues
- Visit holiday-themed outdoor art installations
- Participate in drive-by events where everyone stays in their vehicles
Many holiday traditions include baking special treats for family and friends. There is no need to skip this fun baking experience. Whether you are making treats to serve at home with your family or want to bake something special to deliver to nearby friends or family – we’ve got healthy holiday recipes to get you started.
Tools to Help With Stress
During the holiday season, stress can be at an all-time high. Please reach out to your healthcare professional if you need extra support, someone to talk to, or if you're feeling depressed or anxious. Check out these tips to help you hold off the holiday blues.
Remember to follow recommended safety guidelines from the CDC to help prevent the spread of viruses while celebrating the holidays.
- Wear a face covering
- Keep at least 6 feet of physical distance from others (more distance is safer)
- Ventilate your space, if possible
- Wash or sanitize your hands often
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Avoid contact with anyone who is sick
- Avoid contact with frequently touched surfaces
- Get a flu shot
- If you must travel, get tested before and after you travel
- Find more information from the CDC on Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings