I am missing my family like crazy right now and being apart is hard. We had a scheduled trip to Ohio to see my dad and the kids and my sister were meeting me. This weekend we will be meeting via FaceTime instead. It is important that everyone stays healthy and safe. My Dad is in Ohio, I am in Chicago, and my sister is in Florida with my Mom. For those of you who have family or friends that are spending time alone during the social distancing it can be especially hard. I was on my morning walk and thought that I could round up some ideas to spread cheer to those we can’t be with right now.
These are all inexpensive ideas that can be done from the comfort of your home.
FaceTime is essential right now. Having human connection is so important. I am calling my sister and the kids at least once a day. She sends me photos from their daily activities. Emma lost her front tooth this week. She has a very cute gummy smile and the tooth fairy still made a visit.
I have been working on a puzzle since the beginning of this week and it is a great distraction. You can pick up one on Amazon and send it to a loved one
If you are in Chicago, Flowers for Dreams is offering plant delivery which is a great option as they will last longer than flowers.
In Chicago, restaurants are still open with delivery options only. Send a meal to someone so they don’t have to use up their food reserves. You will have to check options in your local city. Amazon Fresh offers groceries in a lot of places.
Make a silly video and send it to someone so they know you are thinking of them. They can watch it over and over again. If you have small kids, even if they don’t look at the camera you can still create some fun action videos for grandparents to watch.
Cheryl’s Cookies is still open for business and sending a variety of cookie options including Gluten Free
Chicago is famous for their popcorn from Garretts They are available for shipping.
Paper Source has some really cute boxed stationary sets. Send loved ones a hand written note from you.
Obvious State makes fabulous gifts for book lovers. Prices start at $12 and you are supporting a small business.
Notebooks by Obvious State. I use a notebook every day to write down ideas and thoughts.