A Different Kind of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving this year is definitely going to be different but it can still be fun as well.

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Thanksgiving will be very different this year but will be a year to remember.

Kaya Paluda, Staff Writer

  This year Thanksgiving will be very different than it has been in the past years. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic this year’s thanksgiving celebrations will be limited due to the policies and the guidelines that must be followed. Thanksgiving can still be fun and festive but at the same time safe from spreading the virus. As the virus is worsening we can still find ways to have a Thanksgiving that can keep your friends and family safe. 

  While getting ready for the holidays we need to make sure that all friends and families are making sure they are staying safe but still having fun and celebrating to the fullest. Celebrating this Thanksgiving can work by having small gatherings or even having Thanksgiving virtually gatherings. For many families Thanksgiving is a huge holiday that holds endless memories. We can still find ways to have thanksgiving. It will be different this year with how many people, how much contact, and how you go upon hosting this thanksgiving.

  Preparing to have a safe thanksgiving this year is simple and a way that could make your thanksgiving better and less stressful. So, if you’re planning on having a closer contact thanksgiving than you can consider having the family or friends that you’re expecting to quarantine or get tested. But if they are not with that idea you can simply have a limited gathering or a good amount of people and have the gathering outside where there is more space. There are other ways that you can have a safe thanksgiving for instance, for each family that is attending they can bring their own dish and utensils so that nothing gets spread and they keep the rate of contamination low.

  Something that you can also apply to the families attending to celebrate thanksgiving with you is to make sure they are feeling well and not under the weather. During these times it’s hard to be able to stay away from families on the holidays but it could go perfect as long as you take the right precautions. Although this year has been very different from the past years thanksgiving families still have the chance to make the most of it. If you take the correct steps then this thanksgiving celebration will definitely be something for everyone to remember. Keep things small. Make sure everyones is feeling well. And have fun while being safe.

  This thanksgiving can be as good as the last. As long as all take the right precautions and take the right steps then this thanksgiving celebration can be great. The difference of what will come for this year’s holiday is unknown but as long as we do the right thing we can all stay safe and have fun and make many more memories to come and keep. So, let’s be thankful for this year’s thanksgiving and what it could bring us and let’s celebrate!