If you are one of the many people who are looking at a virtual Christmas with most of your family, then you might be starting to wonder how you can make it as normal as possible. The truth is that there is no reason you can’t still have fun with your family in this way, and even if you are a little worried about how it might work you should be able to do so easily enough. In this article, we are going to take a look at just a few of the best ways you can make your virtual family Christmas more successful.
Just because you are apart doesn’t mean you can’t eat together. If you want to make it feel as much as possible like you are with your family in the same room, this is a simple case of deciding on a time when you will all eat at the same time, and then setting up your video conferencing calls so you can talk to each other and see each other in the usual way. In fact, with this method you might even be able to draw together many different branches of the family and have the biggest family Christmas meal you have ever had.
For most families, playing games together is an important and normal part of Christmas Day. If you feel you are going to miss this part especially, the good news is that there should still be something you can do to pull it off. In fact, there are many games you can play over video conferencing, whether it’s charades and all those types of party games, or whether you want to go all out and host your own virtual murder mystery dinner. In any case, you should be able to play games with your family easily enough this Christmas, even being virtual.
One of the more exciting parts of the day for the children is usually unwrapping gifts. If you are a little sad that granny won’t be able to see the kids unwrapping their presents, remember you can make this happen just by setting up a Zoom call and unwrapping in each other’s virtual presence. Although it might never replace the feeling of being there in the room, you will still be able to see everyone’s faces as they open their presents, and that’s an important part of Christmas day for most people.
Create A Video Greeting
Even if you are not going the full distance with the video conferencing side of things, you can still provide a presence for yourself in the form of a video greeting. In fact, there are websites dedicated to helping you make a Christmas video greeting, and these are going to be a wonderful way to make sure that the whole family still feels in contact with one another. As you can see, it should be perfectly possible to make sure that your Christmas this year is as normal as possible, even with social distancing measures in place.