It can be hard to get outdoors during the winter season with bitterly cold winds and icy sidewalks.
Don’t sacrifice the holiday spirit! There are plenty of ways that you can bring the festive, holiday activities into your home.
Here is a list of activities that can help you ring in the holiday season from the comfort of your own home:
1. Build a Snowman
Do the impossible by bringing your snowmen indoors. Making snowman crafts and décor are a great way to make your apartment more festive and cozy for the holiday season. Find some fun ideas on redtedart.com.
2. Make a Snow Fort
Skip the cold this year and make a fort of pillows and blankets in your own apartment. Cozy up and watch a holiday film in pajamas while tucked into your warm fort. Invite your friends and neighbors to make it a fort clubhouse.
Instead of going door to door caroling in a neighborhood, go door to door through your senior apartment home to deliver the gift of holiday caroling. Get a choir together or go solo to sing holiday classics to your neighbors at their doorstep. They will love celebrating the holiday spirit that you bring to their home.
4. Making Snow Angels
Snow angels made of paper are a wonderful and simple way to keep warm and exercise your crafty side. All you need are a pair of scissors, paper, a pencil, and optional markers or paint.
5. Watching Snowflakes Fall
You can bring snow into your own apartment by making paper snowflakes to hang from the ceiling, hang on a tree, or line your windows. A pair of scissors, paper, and some creativity are all you need to create a beautiful blizzard indoors.
6. Visit Family and Friends
If you and your family and friends are unable to visit each other in person, you can use free video chat accounts on a computer to keep in touch from afar. Phone calls are great, but video calls are so much more special when you can see and hear your friends and family. Skype or Google Hangouts are simple, free video chat options for keeping in touch.
7. Giving Back
Holidays are all about celebrating the spirit of giving. This makes the holidays a great time to give back to your community or individuals in need. Use your skills, like knitting, cooking, crafting, or art, to give to those less fortunate. Knit blankets or hats for hospital patients. Cook meals for food shelters in your community. Make holiday cards for individuals escaping domestic abuse. Teach art classes for people with disabilities. There are so many ways that you can give your time, money, or resources to those in need from the comfort of your own home.
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