• Maria APG

Will There Be A Christmas During This COVID-19 Pandemic?

I don't know about you, but I'm wondering what Christmas will look like this year.

Normally, at this time of year, I'm busy shopping for baking supplies and gift ideas for family and friends. This year I have no clue what to do. Should I buy those supplies and gifts or hold off until we know for sure what the restrictions will be when Christmas nears? If I do that, will there be anything left on the shelves?

With the COVID curve climbing to unprecedented levels in British Columbia, will Christmas gatherings take place at all? How to proceed under such uncertainty is a question I've been asking myself for weeks now.

If we look at the information being provided by health officials now, gatherings with people who do not form part of your safe bubble now, are restricted to six people. Since Christmas is usually a time to travel to distant family members, with borders closed and travel only permitted for essential services, the odds Christmas gatherings will take place are slim to none at the rate the COVID-19 curve is climbing today.

For those with a compromised immune system, such as myself, travel anywhere is out of the question. For elderly members of our families, it's absolutely a no go. How does one celebrate Christmas without family to celebrate it with? After all, that's what Christmas is all about, isn't it?

What are you planning to do?

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