A Christmas quarantine? Say it isn't snow. How do you give great gifts during the coronavirus? From video chats to surprise spa days, there are a lot of cool ways to make everyone's day - including yours - even from home or on a budget. Remember, we don't fear coronavirus, we rebuke it. Hence, there are all kinds of activities you can plan at home. Here's a list of the best Christmas quarantine gifts and ideas you can do at home - and by video or chat. Enjoy!
Is your family stuck indoors together? How about a fun family quarantine photoshoot? What makes this an enjoyable treat is that everyone gets dressed up - or down and they can take pictures together - or separately.
Here are a few ideas:
Have younger kids or toddlers? Let them color on paper or your computer in Photoshop or CorelDraw. Another option is to let them cut up construction paper and create a beautiful picture or collage. Then, scan the image on your home printer to upload it. You can put their physical creations in a picture frame and online to show off your future Picasso....
To display their artwork so everyone can see it:
Need a last minute Christmas gift? Image shown is a few Mother's Day Mugs to make it "Mom"orable!
Have the best cooking skills? Start a cupcake or cookie decorating challenge:
Other ideas for a food challenge include:
Not up for a challenge but still want something sweet for Christmas? Bake cookies in the oven. Buy Pillsbury cookie dough and follow the instructions. You can also buy cinnamon rolls, crescent rolls or frozen waffles. With the crescent rolls, roll them flat and then sprinkle in shredded cheese and onions. Then roll and bake them (totally yummy!).
To get the kids involved, create a decorate-your-own waffle station. Use ingredients like syrup, chocolate, nuts, honey, fresh fruit and granola. If it's later in the day and you still want to bake something, pop in a frozen pizza or buy a Boboli pizza crust or frozen pizza dough and set up a make-your-own pizza station. Use fresh veggies, extra cheese, and other toppings!
The fun is in the time spent with family! Now, that's amore!
We don't fear coronavirus. God doesn't give us the spirit of fear.
NO weapons formed against us shall prosper. Image shown is a 2 Timothy 1:7 Seed Card
Another great way to enjoy the day is to get the kids involved in a scavenger hunt. Hide gift(s) in the house and create a map to give her tips. Maybe there's a spa certificate hiding in the cupboard and it's for a free foot massage. Perhaps there's a note hidden in the medicine cabinet for a free bubble bath.
Note: If you want to surprise your family with a big gift like a vacation or other activity, put the letters on a sheet of paper and then cut the letters out. Hide the letters all over the house and give your family tips so they can find them. Are they getting hot? Cold? Getting warmer?
PS: Don't forget where you hid everything (letters, gifts)!
If you're tight on time and money, regift with free gifts you already have. Check through your home for gifts that people gave you over time that you never used or opened. You can regift these to others. It's also an opportunity to wrap them and have something under the tree. Another approach to this is to wrap empty boxes and put them under the tree but use a tiny slip of paper and tape to each box what you want. For example, maybe you want Father God to bring you a new laptop. Believe for it and pray and trust God to provide at the right timing.
Want a cool way to relax together on Mother's Day? Here are a few ideas:
And speaking of masks... what kind of mask will you create during your spa day? Here are some easy recipes:
Want to encourage others? Read Psalm 91. We're covered in the name and blood of Jesus and coronavirus is defeated!
An awesome way to spend time with family is to share your gifts with others:
It's a great way to help others and share your gifts. Keep reminding those you talk to that "It WILL get better". God is on the Throne!
Stay encouraged. Our help comes from the Lord. Image is a sample Church Event Card
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Ultimately, however you spend your quarantine Mother's Day, make it fun and memorable. Praise God for the time we have with family and friends, to laugh, enjoy each other, and share our gifts! Keep reading your Bible each day and keep doing things that add value. We rebuke coronavirus and thank God for Jesus's name, blood and covering over us! To God be the glory!