Staying Connected With Family

By on April 28, 2020

We all love our families and want to find creative ways to express this love with them. Sadly in these days of COVID, we are asked to be physically separated from family and friends. The good news is that while we may be physically separated there are many ways we can stay connected and celebrate milestones in our lives and the lives of our children. With a little bit of thought and planning, we can use this time to deepen our relationships with those we can not see in person and celebrate what is really important in life: Family. 

Celebrate New Life

For those of us who have family members who are expecting children to be physically separated from their larger family can hit especially hard. One way to respond to this challenge is to find ways these milestones can be celebrated while keeping physically distant. For example, some might consider ordering a Gender Reveal Confetti Cannon to be mailed to family members to be used during a video call. This is an exciting way to share such news and allow everyone to feel a part of the celebration no matter how far apart physically they are. 

Celebrating Birthdays

For those of us who have family members who have young children, there are ways to involve family members into birthday celebrations which will feel special and meaningful for all involved. Some parents might consider mailing a Pink Smoke Bomb to family members and create a kid-friendly “fireworks” display to awe young children and make them feel important. For those of us who have family members who have older children, we might consider teaching family members who can not be physically present a song or dance and editing a birthday virtual flash mob video. For still others having family and friends create works of art or poems in celebration can be a meaningful way to celebrate. 

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Celebrating Anniversaries

For those of us who have family members who are celebrating anniversaries consider taking everyone out for a nice dinner. Have each person involved order from the same restaurant, order champagne to be delivered, and have something sweet available. You might also consider ordering candles, lights, or other celebratory items for everyone to use and enjoy while spending time filled with good food, good conversation, and good connection. For many of us, the best way to celebrate is simply to connect with family and friends.

Celebrating Small Things

Finally, right now it is more important than ever to celebrate the small things in life. You do not have to wait for classically celebrated events like birthdays or anniversaries. Some everyday events you might want to find ways to celebrate could include deep cleaning part of your living space, finishing a book, or learning something new. Right now is the time to pull out all the stops and celebrate with family and friends. There is nothing too small to be celebrated and to be enjoyed.

Right now everything we are experiencing can feel very heavy and can weigh us down physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We can feel disconnected and isolated from others and many of us even feel lonely but the good news is that this is not the end of the story. We can find joyful ways to celebrate new life, birthdays, anniversaries, and even our day to day accomplishments. So take the time to celebrate. So take the time to connect. So take the time to share how much you love your family with them so they are reminded they are not alone in this. In the middle of everything that is happening one of the best things we can do for ourselves and our family is to take the time to celebrate.

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Staying Connected With Family