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Holidays in a Pandemic

As the holidays approach, many people are debating how to properly celebrate while still in a pandemic. Luckily, things seem to be looking upward, and spending the holidays with your close circle of friends and family seems like the right way to go.

Many people feel that spending time with other vaccinated individuals is acceptable. Given that all are protected to some degree, it seems like a safe way for family and friends to be together during such a joyful time of the year. Being surrounded by loved ones is such an awaited part of the holiday season, so it is understandable that families are trying so hard to bring everyone together, even while still in a pandemic. If spending time with vaccinated people is the way to do it, it is no surprise that this is what many families are leaning towards.

However, new variants are prompting nerves within people. Some no longer know what to do for the holidays. Is it truly safe to be spending time together? People who are opting for a more laid-back holiday celebration still have so many options. Even in a small group or by yourself, holiday joy is not lost. At the end of the day, you don’t have to be surrounded by the masses in order to bring about some holiday spirit. A Christmas tree or menorah can still help bring holiday values whether you are lighting the candles with family or cuddling up on the couch watching holiday movies alone. Zoom and Facetime are also good alternatives to spending the holidays in person.

Ultimately, the most important part of any holiday, especially now, is staying safe. No matter how you or your family and friends choose to celebrate, a healthy and happy holiday can happen in any way, shape, or form.

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