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If you’re finding it difficult to get excited about the Easter holiday this year, you’re not alone. Perhaps you had travel plans this month that got cancelled, or hopes of hosting family and friends over the Easter weekend before the near-global quarantine. There’s certainly more anxiety and loneliness in the air right now than excitement, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. 

Here’s how to still enjoy a lovely, meaningful holiday during the COVID-19 lockdown:

Tune into a church service online

You don’t have to miss out entirely on your favourite traditions. Several churches are offering the opportunity to join in on virtual services this lockdown season, so take advantage.

Have a virtual hangout with friends and family

Maybe you can’t be around loved ones this Easter holiday, whether they’re near or far, but you can still connect with them, thanks to the likes of FaceTime, Zoom, Google Hangouts and Houseparty. Say yes to virtual quality time.

Send Easter e-Cards

While you might have to hold back on the traditional greeting cards this year, you can still send your love to friends and family with an e-card loaded with special Easter wishes.

Prepare a feast

What better time to set the table in style, whip up your family’s favourite meals (or try some new ones) and enjoy a delicious spread in honour of the season? You can even top this off with a mini Easter egg hunt in the backyard for the little ones’ entertainment. It’ll be a welcome break from routine!

Create a new tradition

Instead of focusing on what (and who) is missing this time of year, think of how you can use this time to create a new tradition your family will cherish for years to come. Get your hands collectively stuck in some baking, host a family games night or cuddle up to a classic film at the end of the night.

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