5 Ways To Keep Holiday Traditions Alive During COVID-19

The holiday season is full of family traditions. Maybe you always bake cookies with grandma, get together with extended family for a potluck, or even opt to spend some time volunteering. While the holidays will likely be a little different this year, that doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite traditions. Here are some tips, tricks and ideas for keeping your holiday traditions alive this year, so you can enjoy the season with friends, family and neighbors.

  1. Take Advantage of Zoom
    Or FaceTime, or Google Hangouts. Whatever platform you prefer, getting together virtually has never been easier. You can still see family and catch up over dinner – try trading recipes so you can still enjoy everyone’s specialties! Building gingerbread houses, signing holiday cards and enjoying eggnog are all fun activities that you can still enjoy together, virtually.
  2. Mail Gifts
    Exchanging gifts is something that many people look forward to this time of year. By sending gifts through the mail, you can still enjoy this tradition! Decorating the outside of the box or envelope can make it feel extra special. You can even plan to open the gifts while on a video call, so you can still see that look of surprise when your loved one unwraps their present!
  3. Visit Neighbors
    At Orchard Ridge, your neighbors are more like family. So, why not include them in your celebrations? You could drop off homemade treats, help decorate yards or even meet up for a socially distanced holiday party. Even if you can’t see family in person this year, at Orchard Ridge you’re always surrounded by loved ones.
  4. Deck the Halls
    More time at home means more time to decorate! Bust out the wreaths and paper chains and go all-out this year. Putting some extra effort into decorating your yard or porch is something the whole neighborhood can enjoy. Plus, then you can drive around the area to ooh and aah at all of the fun lights and décor that everyone has put out.
  5. Make New Traditions
    Making new traditions can be just as fun! At Orchard Ridge, residents have access to a variety of amenities that are perfect for making memories together. You could grow some special Thanksgiving vegetables at the Community Garden, take a Christmas Eve stroll along the nearly two miles of trails or just take a moment to enjoy being together at the Pavilion or one of the neighborhood parks.

Orchard Ridge is a new home community located in Liberty Hill, Texas, that offers stunning homes, resort-style amenities and a vibrant lifestyle. If you’re relocating to the Austin area, then make sure to join our Interest List to receive news and updates about Orchard Ridge.