The world keeps turning despite the fact that we are still in lockdown, which means that people still have important dates in their calendar which they normally celebrate whether this is a birthday, Valentine’s Day or an anniversary. While you may not be able to celebrate as you would normally, there are still lots of ways to celebrate and you can certainly make it a memorable year.
With it approaching almost a year since the start of the pandemic, it means that most people will have celebrated their birthday under some form of restrictions (some heavier than others). Fortunately, this means that people have been coming up with lots of great ways to celebrate while staying safe. Obviously, celebrating with those that you live with will be important, but you could also organise a video call with friends and enjoy a few games and drinks this way.
If you are helping someone else to celebrate a birthday, it will be thoughtful to get your loved one a birthday card and posted to their home so that they will have something to open on the day and to show that you are thinking about them even if you cannot physically be there with them.
Valentine’s Day will be very different this year, but that is not to say that it won’t be special. If you are fortunate enough to live with your partner, you can have a romantic evening in with a home-cooked meal/takeaway. For those that do not live with a partner or are single and keen to date, virtual dates are a good option and a way to feel connected to someone on what could be a difficult day for couples and singles alike.
In terms of gifts, there are lots of good options whether you are able to spend the day together or you are apart. Chocolates and flowers are, of course, always a good option and can be sent directly to your partner/date. For a more thoughtful gift for couples, something like a photo collage will sure to be appreciated and remind you both of happier times and hopefully help you to look forward to the future. Speaking of which, you may also want to make some plans to enjoy together once you are able to as a way to give you both something to look forward to.
Hopefully, this post will show you that you can still celebrate and make new memories even during lockdown for special events. In fact, making an extra effort this year and finding unique ways to celebrate could make it even more special, memorable and unique and be one year which you one day look back on and can smile.