Thursday, May 28, 2020

Showing You Care During Coronavirus

In the time of Covid-19, it's more important than ever to show support for. That said, it's not like you can just invite someone over to catch up or have a party to show them you care. Even gift-giving may be a little dicey, depending on what you do, what your level of exposure is, and what your friends' vulnerabilities are. Here are a few ways to show that you care, but safely.
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Small Sellers
Obviously, if you are ordering gifts, you will likely be doing so online wherever possible. Buy from smaller sellers wherever possible. For one thing, this will mean that your gift passes through fewer hands. For another, your money will go directly to someone who needs it instead of into the hands of a large corporation and through the pockets of several CEOs. Almost anything you can imagine, you can find on the internet. You can even buy handmade paintings online.

Care Packages
A thoughtful way to show you care is through a hand-assembled care package of things you know your friend will need. It's a simple and touching way to improve someone's day, delivering them a box of supplies in a time when grocery store shortages are all too common. Gifts like this can also be assembled quickly and with more thought than the cost from things you already have around the house, like fabric for masks, crafting supplies, even something simple like toilet paper or paper towels.

Online Access
People are spending more time than ever online. One way to show you care with absolutely no risk of physical contact or transmission is by giving someone online access to something. A membership to a video streaming service or a year-long subscription for monthly audiobooks could be a hugely appreciated present.

A lot of activities have been canceled, and there isn't much to be done about that. That doesn't mean you can never see your friends and family again though. Online activities or carefully distanced small gatherings can still be arranged. You can even set up an online viral challenge through friends and bond that way.

The point is to demonstrate that you are not alone. Humans are social animals and this will be a trying time even for the most introverted among you. These days, it's more important than ever to show the people you love that they're not alone. Just make sure that you're keeping them safe at the same time.