Christmas time is a favorite time of year for many. Both young people and older people find something magical about this time of year, and it is certainly a time when you get to spend some quality time together building lasting memories. However, this year is proving to be quite different from years past. Many people are afraid that Christmas isn’t going to look like it should and that it won’t be as memorable or enjoyable as it should be.

While Christmas is certainly going to be a bit different this year, that doesn’t mean that you and your family can’t enjoy the season together. In fact, here are three worthwhile things that you can do with your family this holiday season so that you can all have a wonderful, memorable time.

1. Give Back to Those in Need

During a typical holiday season, it is so easy to get bogged down with Christmas parties, presents, and activities. In such a scenario, you might have found in the past that you have neglected or forgotten entirely one of the most important aspects of the holiday season. Christmas time is a difficult time of year for many people out there who simply struggle to make ends meet. These people rely on others to get by during the holiday season.

This year, in particular, is going to be a difficult time for many. You can make this Christmas count by participating in the act of giving with your family. You might consider making holiday donations in the form of toys, time, or money. Whatever you decide to do will certainly go a long way to helping make someone’s Christmas better than it might have been.

2. Plan Fun Activities in the House

This is most likely not going to be a year where it is a good idea to visit various friends and family members for multiple holiday parties. Rather, it is probably going to be a time that you will spend at home with your family. That being said, it doesn’t have to be a time where you all miss out on the fun of the season.

You can plan some great Christmas activities that you can all participate in at home. Plan a holiday baking day where you all concoct your favorite Christmas treats or spend an entire day decorating the house while you listen to Christmas music. A holiday movie night is also a fun idea that the whole family will enjoy.

3. Plan a Virtual Holiday Party

Just because you can’t physically go and see everyone that you want to this holiday season, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on quality time together. You can plan and host a virtual holiday party on a video chatting platform. Encourage everyone to wear their best Christmas sweater and to enjoy their favorite holiday beverages. You can all have a great time catching up with the whole family and hearing about the latest updates in everyone’s lives via a virtual platform.