Normal life is surprisingly difficult to come by these days. The planet is experiencing unprecedented times, and you may not feel like celebrating much. However, as the world has been flipped upside down, there are the people in your life who have helped keep you grounded throughout it. Now more than ever it’s important to appreciate them and celebrate the good times when you can. How can you make a day extra special, even when you can’t see each other?
Get a Gift
Whatever the happy occasion is, a thoughtful gift will never go amiss. It’s a chance to show a person you care about them, and that you really know what makes them tick. Think of their passions and indulge their hobbies. You could get them something they’ve been needing for ages. Or would you rather give them a little treat to cheer them up? You could try spoiling them with their favourite chocolate box or a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Just because you can’t pop round for a visit on a special occasion doesn’t mean you can’t see the person at all during the day. Thanks to the internet you’re more connected than ever – this can especially helpful if you’ve got loved ones living in different time zones. You can host whatever party you like, whether it’s a pub quiz or a dinner party with everyone cooking the same meal. Did you know you could even go online clubbing thanks to Zoom?
Do Something Different
You’re living through an incredibly unique part of history, and the chances are you will never mark occasions like this again. So why not full embrace how different the world currently is? Celebrate the day in a way you never would normally. Get dressed up in your fanciest clothes just to stay in. Make cocktails with the booze you never use in the cupboard. You could even explore the world with your loved ones, all from the comfort of your home. From national parks to iconic museums – you can still have adventures together.
Even though it’s hard, remember this won’t last forever. There will be so much time in the future to hug your family, your friends, and celebrate all together again. You can make promises for future party plans and what you’ll get up to when lockdown is lifted. You could make your plans bigger and better than ever before. In the meantime, be sure to get in touch with your loved one and let them know you care.
Whatever the special occasion is, and however you end up celebrating it, the most important thing is you’re connecting with your loved ones and showing them how much they mean to you. How have you been celebrating special events during lockdown?