Birthdays and special occasions are still happening!
In this difficult time, it is so important to still take opportunities to celebrate momentous occasions. Special occasions such as birthdays are still happening and while usual birthday celebrations and plans may have changed, the day deserves some recognition.
People all over the world are thinking of new, creative ways to mark birthdays. Car parades are common, and virtual birthday parties have become extremely popular. Having this face time with the people who love us most is a gift that is made possible with technology we now depend on more than ever. Video chatting allows us to feel close together, even when apart. This interaction is often what many of us need for support as we deal with this challenging time. It may not be what you had in mind for your birthday, but a virtual birthday party celebration can help make the best of it. Have a birthday cake delivered, so you and your loved ones can sing “Happy Birthday” and it can feel like a usual birthday party. This kind of party is something that will be remembered forever.
We must also take the time to recognize important accomplishments, such as a graduation. The Class of 2020 is graduating a little differently this year, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be honored. Well-wishers are sending their congratulations through social media platforms or drive by celebratory events. Many schools are holding virtual ceremonies, so graduates and their loved ones can still have this experience. Have a congratulations cake sent to a member of the Class of 2020, to let them know you’re thinking of them. It’s a great way to mark the milestone.
Staying connected is now more important than ever. Coming together to find the bright side in these situations is one of the best things people can do. A heartfelt thank you gift, or best wishes surprise may be just what you need to put a smile on someone’s face. Find the silver lining and remember that these new kinds of celebrations help us all stay connected.