Spending Christmas Alone? How to make the most of a solo festive season.
Spending Christmas Day on your own is pretty common, and this year with Covid keeping us at home it will be even likelier that people will be flying solo this Christmas. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a joyful, meaningful Christmas this year – you definitely deserve it!
To help get you in the solo-festive mood here are Santa'Ville's top suggestions for making the most of a Christmas alone this year.
Connect with people
You don’t need to physically see your friends and family to feel connected to them. Make the effort to get in touch with people you care about in the run up to Christmas, as well as on the day itself. A video call or a quick chat on the phone can be a great way to boost your mood and get you feeling festive. If you’re looking to branch out and meet some new people, this can be done online & it’s a great time of year to make new connections. Check out online forums, social events or even Facebook groups to find people with similar interests.
Show others you’re thinking of them
A great way to show someone you’re thinking of them, despite not being physically with them, is to send them something thoughtful in the mail. ‘Tis the season to say it with a gift so why not check out Santa Ville’s online shop for a range of festive goodies, delivered anywhere in the world. You may not be able to see people this year, but they can still know you care.
Being on your own often means you’re less motivated to cook meals from scratch. But if ever there’s a time to push the boat out….it’s Christmas, right? Make a hearty meal the event of the day by making sure you have something delicious and decadent to eat. If you don’t fancy cooking, check out restaurants and meal-delivery services in your area. Since Covid lots of places have really stepped up their game when it comes to take-away menus so it should be super-simple to bag yourself a tasty treat for dinner.
Do a good deed
Nothing does feel-good better than a bit of charity. This time of year is difficult for lots of people so why not spread some good cheer? Look for local charities who need extra volunteers for the festive season. You could deliver meals to the elderly, volunteer at a homeless shelter or donate gifts for needy children. Alternatively, take a look at Go Fund Me campaigns in your local area to see if there are any that strike a chord with you – send a donation and do a good deed from the comfort of your armchair!
Sit back and stream
Get organised and plan yourself some great entertainment for the day. You have the house (and the remote) to yourself so create a festive viewing schedule and playlist – just for you! Treat yourself to that movie you’ve been meaning to rent, indulge your guilty pleasures and stream your favourite boxsets.
Sit back and enjoy – Merry Christmas!