Divorce and COVID-19: Making the Holidays Fun for Your Kids

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Let’s face it: 2020 has been a challenging year for us all. With social distancing still the best practice and money situation uncertain, the upcoming holiday season might seem stressful. On top of the pandemic, parents who have recently gone through a divorce may be concerned for their children.

Although the holidays will look different, you can utilize the following tips to make it a memorable year with your kids while staying safe.

Take Advantage of Pandemic-friendly Events

This year, businesses have gotten very creative to keep the holiday spirit, from putting together drive-through Christmas lights and reopening drive-in movie theaters. Look at your city’s local website to see what events are happening in the next few months! This is a great way to support your community while making the holidays exciting.

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Who knew this time last year we would be having so many virtual gatherings, and who expected them to work so well? Before the pandemic, if someone couldn’t make it to a get-together, you’d miss out on them. Now, you can connect with family members across the country to sing Happy Birthday.

For the holidays, you can share what you’re thankful for, light candles on the menorahs, and sing Christmas carols all through Zoom or FaceTime.

Send Care Packages

Receiving care packages is rare these days, with most people preferring digital methods of communication. Set up a care package exchange with friends and family for your kids. Send your favorite holiday treats, special mementos, or small gifts, and open them together over Zoom or Facetime. The packages don’t need to be big or expensive, but it’s a special and tangible way to reach out to someone.

The holidays won’t be like previous years, but it’s the perfect opportunity for you and your children to create new and creative family traditions. We hope you all stay safe and enjoy this time with your loved ones.

Schweitzer Law Partners handles all family law and estate planning matters and is available if you need legal guidance surrounding co-parenting and holidays.

Put over 55 years of experience on your side by calling Schweitzer Law Partners at (626) 788-5225 today.