Recently, we have reached an important milestone in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — its first birthday! (What a joyous occasion!)
While recognizing this (sad) fact, the anniversary of the pandemic has made many of us wonder about both our own past and upcoming birthdays. Times are tough, and unfortunately, it appears that COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines are here to stay. So, how can we continue to celebrate our own birthdays in a way that is both fun and safe?
Thankfully, the world has had an entire year to come up with some coronavirus-friendly ways to celebrate birthdays. Here are just a few:
1. Birthday cards
Although somewhat old-fashioned, sending and receiving birthday cards are a great way to celebrate someone's birthday. Although we can’t really see a lot of our friends or families right now, cards allow us to still engage socially with our loved ones.
Not only do cards allow for a socially distanced celebration, but they can also be a great way to reminisce on old times in a truly personal way.
2. Zoom birthday calls
Zoom birthday calls have been a trend since the very beginning of the pandemic, and, honestly, it's because they are a great way to mark a special occasion from a distance. Zoom calls allow us to reconnect with our friends in a way that is incredibly similar to having an actual in-person birthday party.
From asking everyone to follow a theme to having everyone bring their favorite dinner, there are countless ways to make a Zoom call celebratory.