Preparing of an Unconventional Christmas
For many of our customers this year has been quite a rollercoaster with the Covid-19 pandemic , multiple lockdowns and Brexit . Thus, this year will be, for many an unconventional Christmas Hopefully, and hopefully a safe and merry Christmas. It may not be quite the Christmas we are used to but hopefully it can be a time to uplift our mood and a time of rejoicing. One of the key questions we have seen on the internet over the last few days is how do we make the most out of the Christmas this year?
As lockdown restrictions have shown, we’ve seen less of our friends and relatives. With the Government’s decision to ease the lockdown restrictions from 23rd -28th, it’s a moment to spend time with our loved ones in a safe and responsible manner. As we mentioned in previous blog posts please remember to always take precautions and implement safety measures when having relatives over this year.
Here are a few key tips to keep in mind when having guests over this year.
Government Guidance on a Christmas bubble
To enjoy this Christmas it is important to follow the UK government guidance. They state that from the 23rd December to 27th December, you may choose to form a Christmas bubble.
A Christmas bubble will be able to spend time together in private homes, including second homes and caravans, to attend places of worship, or meet in a public outdoor place. If you do form a Christmas bubble , you should not meet socially with friends and family you do not live with in your home or garden unless they are part of your Christmas bubble.
Look out for the elderly & vulnerable
This unconventional Christmas may be the one to go down in history, the one we celebrated through the pandemic. So embrace the change. We can only live in the present and currently, this is the situation we face. For those hosting Christmas this year, invite the bare minimum and the closest relatives; take special care and attention to the elderly within our families as this may have been a far worse year for them than for us. Also remember to stay in your Christmas bubble
Attend to their needs and mobility requirements when having them over. Make a few changes which help them to adapt. For example, providing suction grab bars as support for them when walking along corridors or assisting in the bathroom. Even providing special kitchen utensils if they suffer from arthritis.
Keep yourself busy
The best we could do for our friends, family and loved ones is keeping busy and lifting the mood. This could be done in many forms such as, playing board games, creating a wreath which is a great arts and crafts activity for the young and the elderly. Bake festive treats as everybody could enjoy them, even the process of baking them could be a really fun activity.
This Unconventional Christmas is all about the guests within our family. Making sure they are comfortable is the ultimate satisfaction for hosts. Whilst sat on the dinner table eagerly waiting for the hot, mouth watering turkey to arrive, it may be a good idea to provide extra comfort as they may be sat for long periods of time. Provide them with headrests/ arm rests, a bariactric cushion or even a theracube memory foam cushion. There are plenty of options and variety when it comes to making sure your guests have a unconventional Christmas to remember even during these dark times.
Regardless of how you spend your unconventional Christmas this year, just enjoy the moment. Though it will be unfamiliar, this Christmas is rather peculiar. Let’s celebrate together and we at 1stMobility are with you through these difficult times for all your mobility needs.
That’s it for this week’s blog. We are as excited for the festive season just as you guys. If you have any questions or want to get in touch with us about anything, please don’t hesitate to contact the team.
-  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic
-  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-32810887
-  https://mobilityhire.com/news/blog
-  https://www.mondomulia.com/2020/11/27/5-tips-to-make-the-most-of-christmas/