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The Holiday season is upon us, and for most of us it looks a little different than it has in the past. Social distancing is causing us to take a pause on several of our Holiday traditions, but this opens the door to new activities which can lead to new traditions.

Most family and friends will come together through Zoom calls this Holiday season as you social distance, so why not make this year’s decorations a little different? Work with your children this year, or let your inner child out, to create homemade, festive crafts to decorate your home. Glitter, cotton balls and craft sticks are a must when putting these crafts together. Then when you have your Zoom call, you can show off all the homemade decorations you’ve made such as ornaments, poinsettias, snowflakes, menorahs and so much more to all your family and friends.

Because you may not get to spend the Holidays with everyone this year that you normally would, create a fun activity that you all can do through a Zoom call. To get in the creative spirit, create a game where you must make a fun, themed background for when you are on your Zoom call. This can be called the Zoom background faceoff! Themes could be a winter wonderland, Santa’s workshop, or the Festival of Lights. To make these great backgrounds you’ll need craft colored paper of course, and Astrobrights® has you covered! With over 40 different colors, you can ensure whatever idea you may have, you can make it come to life. Other essentials are scissors, glue, and markers to make your background stick out from the rest.

Now that you have your homemade decorations made, you can get to wrapping your presents. You’ve found the perfect gift for your family and friends, and now you need to find the perfect materials to wrap them in. Because of COVID-19 and social distancing, it is leading to a lot more free time, so with that free time you can make your presents look the best they’ve ever looked! Adding confetti to the gift boxes, wrapping items in cellophane wrap, and finishing it off with adding ribbon will take your gifts to the next level. See our recent article to learn more tips for a festive and safe Holiday.

The Holiday season looks a little different this year, but it doesn’t mean the Holiday spirit needs to go away. New traditions will be made which means new memories!