How to Show Your Family You Love Them Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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How to Show Your Family You Love Them Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

How to Show Your Family You Love Them Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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How to Show Your Family You Love Them Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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Throughout the world, people are struggling to deal with the stress of the coronavirus pandemic, and social distancing measures and stay-at-home orders have made it difficult to show your family you love them. You can help cheer your loved ones up, or even help them manage their anxiety amid the coronavirus outbreak, with these super simple acts of love and kindness.

Give them a phone call

Give them a phone call

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Of course, one of the best ways to keep in touch with your loved ones amid the coronavirus pandemic is to call them. With texting and messaging, phone calls aren’t as common these days, but hearing your voice can help cheer them up significantly.

Send them a sweet treat

Send them a sweet treat

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Quarantine is a great time to work on your baking skills, so get in the kitchen and whip something up that you can drop off or mail to family living elsewhere.

Send a care package

Send a care package

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Make a box of quarantine essentials and treats, such as toilet paper, skin care items, snacks and pantry essentials for easy meals to send to your loved ones to show that you care.

Cook them a fancy dinner

Cook them a fancy dinner

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Cheer up your household by having a fancy dinner night at home. Put out the nice dinnerware, and make some elaborate recipes and impressive desserts. If you want to go the extra mile, make up a mock menu and follow these other tips for making dinner at home feel like dinner out.

Create an at-home spa day

Create an at-home spa day

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The need for a trip to a luxurious spa resort is greater than ever, but with facilities closed, the option for a professional massage or mani-pedi isn’t there. That doesn’t mean you and your family can’t give each other nice pedicures, facials or other spa treatments at home. You can also send a “self-care” package with nail polish, foot scrub and face masks to family members you can’t be with.

Write and play them a song

Write and play them a song

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Quarantine is a great time to learn new skills like singing or playing an instrument, and you can show off your new talents — and bring some joy to others — by playing them a song they like or even one you composed yourself.

Make them a playlist

Make them a playlist

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Even if you can’t sing or play an instrument, you can still connect with others through music. Curate a playlist for your loved ones consisting of classic pop songs, new music you want them to hear or even just tunes that remind you of them.

Send them flowers

Send them flowers

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Brighten someone’s day by having some flowers delivered to them, or even try growing some yourself and drop off a specially picked bouquet.

Host a virtual dance party

Host a virtual dance party

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There are so many options for exercising at home, but perhaps the most fun way to get yourself up and moving is by having a dance party in your living room. Invite others outside your home to join in by hosting a dance-off through video chat.

Host a virtual game night

Host a virtual game night

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Add some fun to everyone’s week with a virtual game night. Find online versions of your favorite games that everyone can join in to play, or set up a video game stream.

Take and send photos and videos

Take and send photos and videos

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Take photos and videos of what you’re up to, whether it’s the new project you’re working on, what the kids are doing or cute photos of your pets to share with family and bring a smile to their faces.

Order them food from their favorite restaurant

Order them food from their favorite restaurant

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Make someone happy by ordering them lunch or dinner from their favorite food spot. If you aren’t sure what to get them, consider what dishes America is ordering during the coronavirus pandemic.

Take care of some of their chores

Take care of some of their chores

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Quarantine is hard on everyone, and it’s important to take care of those in your own household first. Take the load off of others at home by picking up some of their chores and house duties, such as organization, cleaning, cooking and laundry.

Make them breakfast in bed

Make them breakfast in bed

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s a great time to give those in your household some special treatment by making them some classic breakfast in bed recipes.

Show up for socially distanced celebrations

Show up for socially distanced celebrations

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The coronavirus pandemic has canceled many birthday, graduation and anniversary parties. There are many ways to still celebrate special occasions at home. If someone in your family has a big day coming up, have a driveby parade, drop off gifts outside or wave to them from a distance.

Send them homemade crafts

Send them homemade crafts

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Arts and crafts are a great way to keep kids busy while they’re stuck indoors, and they’re also a cute idea for gifts you can send to family. If you are particularly talented with a skill such as knitting or painting, you can make something special yourself and mail it to your loved ones.

Offer to run errands for them

Offer to run errands for them

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If you’re already heading to the grocery store or running other errands, offer to do the same for others in your family, especially the elderly.

Stream movies together

Stream movies together

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You may not be able to spend time with your loved ones in person, but you can show that you care by spending time with them virtually. Stream movies at the same time while on a video call and you can enjoy your old favorites together, explore new genres and get lost in amazing locations on film.

Send an e-gift card

Send an e-gift card

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Online gift cards are a great way to treat someone to their favorite food or shopping spree even though you can’t be with them. It’s also one of the ways to thank healthcare workers and other essential employees.

Help older family members stay up to date with entertainment options

Help older family members stay up to date with entertainment options

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Thanks to the internet, there’s still a lot one can do while quarantined at home. Make sure your elder family members are up to speed too by showing them how to use streaming services and how to tour landmarks and museums online for free.

Buy them a subscription

Buy them a subscription

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Sponsor a loved one’s entertainment, so to speak, by buying them a subscription to a newspaper, streaming service, online cooking class or subscription box. You can also gift them a streaming account so that everyone can cheer themselves up with happy TV shows.

 

Offer to teach them a new skill

Offer to teach them a new skill

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There are plenty of awesome online classes to take during quarantine, but learning from someone you know can be a great bonding experience. Offer to teach your loved ones a skill that you excel at, like knitting, cooking or makeup.

Check in with a daily text

Check in with a daily text

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You don’t have to constantly call or video chat to check in on the people you care about; texting is a quick and simple way to show someone that you’re thinking of them. There’s also plenty of fun to be had with different kinds of emojis and GIFs that make someone smile.

Send funny memes and videos

Send funny memes and videos

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Memes and viral videos have completely changed our lives in the past decade, and they can be easily shared via text or social media. Stay in touch with others and cheer them up at the same time by sending them super funny memes and videos you come across.

Send a letter through snail mail

Send a letter through snail mail

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