The lockdown doesn't mean Birthdays, Anniversaries and other celebrations will stop but it does mean how we celebrate them will change.
Gift Now & Love Later
We recently introduced e-gift cards with a lengthy 2-year expiration to ease the burden of our key workers especially our postal workers who are doing a tremendous job in difficult circumstances. So if you prefer you can purchase an e-gift voucher that can be gifted electronically and loved later by them.
Experiences From Home
Stay at home with Yorkshire Attractions are running free activities while their doors remain closed so head over to https://yorkshireattractions.org/ for some fun activities and competitions.
If you are just missing getting out and about there are hundreds of free virtual tours from zoos to museums and if that's not enough culture for you, New York's Metropolitan Opera will be offering free digital shows every night at 7:30 p.m. Now you can even go "outside" with incredible virtual tours of some of America's best national parks.
Manage Stress & Anxiety
The original mindfulness app, Headspace is now offering free content to help manage stress and anxiety. "To help support you through this time of crisis, they are offering some meditations you can listen to any time." The collection, called 'Weathering The Storm,' is free for everyone and includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help find some space for yourself.
Help Hub is absolutely important enough to mention - this online therapy service is offering free 20-minute sessions aimed at vulnerable older people and others who are self-isolating or struggling. "Thanks to the kindness of therapists right across the country willing to work for free, the idea snowballed,"
Definitely Celebrate. Definitely at a Safe Distance.
It's fair to say our per perspectives and priorities, have taken a sharp turn under the new normal of the pandemic. The cancellation of birthday parties, weddings, and other celebrations can be draining emotionally and financially but these pale in comparison to the global and national sacrifices we are witnessing during this unprecedented period. It's important to celebrate, it's even more important to do so from a safe distance.