During these uncertain times, connecting with loved ones is a great way to stay positive and look forward to the future. For some family members and friends, these days spent indoors may be more difficult to deal with than others may presume, so it’s important to continue checking in on the ones you love. Here are five ways to lift your loved ones’ spirits and put a smile on their faces while practicing social distancing during COVID-19:
- Set Up a Family Video Call
You may not have the capacity to see a large group of people in person right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t all “see” each other. In fact, families across the globe are taking advantage of video conferencing right now to talk to parents, grandparents, grandchildren, cousins and more. Talk to your family members about setting up a time to chat once a week to stay in touch.
- Plan a Virtual Game Night
If you really want to spice up the family video call, plan on arranging some time to play games instead. There are tons of apps that will let you play virtual cards and guessing games, making it easy to get creative and bring this game night to life.
- Have a Socially Distant Get-Together
If you have a loved one who seems to be struggling, arrange a time and date for a visit. Just make sure you’re practicing safe social distancing – standing at least 6 feet apart and wearing masks are a few of the precautions you should take during this time. If you can plan it to be outside, that is even better!
- Send Care Packages
Some people can agree that one of the many little joys of life is receiving a package in the mailbox or at the doorstep. If you want to surprise your family member or close friend with something special, now’s a great time to send a care package. Grab a box and load it with your loved one’s favorite things: delicious baked goods and candies to crossword puzzles, hand lotion and sanitizer. There are plenty of creative ways to show you’re thinking about him or her from a distance.
- Send a Fresh Bouquet of Flowers
What better way to show a special friend or family member that you’ve been thinking about him or her than with a gorgeous floral arrangement? With so many hours spent inside the home, now’s a great time to fill it with fresh flowers or plants. From seasonal beauties to classic options, we have so many different bouquets to choose from.
These small gestures are sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face in no time!