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November 16, 2020

How to Have a Safe Thanksgiving


This year may look different than others, but you can still experience the fun and festive Thanksgiving you look forward to! With a few adjustments and safety precautions, this year’s holiday will feel just as warm and joyful as it always has.  At Cornerstone Homes, we believe that connection is the cornerstone of a happier, healthier life — and we want you to share a happy (and safe) Thanksgiving with your loved ones from the comfort of your home! Take a look at our helpful tips for making this year’s holiday just as special as the last:

Change Your Perspective: Change doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, if you look at the situation from a new perspective, you’ll be able to spot the silver linings, and most importantly, find time to relax and have a laugh. It may be hard to accept that a large gathering with family from out of town isn’t practical this year — but there are still so many fun and easy ways to safely connect with everyone while enjoying your normal traditions!

Host Dinner Outside: If you have family around your home in Virginia, you may feel confident about the decision to have a small gathering. Get creative and have some fun serving dinner in one of your outdoor living areas, whether your covered patio or private courtyard! Space out chairs for added safety, and incorporate fun, mini hand sanitizers into your placemat displays. If you love a good DIY project, make family face masks!

Virtual cooking.

Cook (Virtually) Together: Even if you can’t physically be together, you can still connect and cook with your loved ones! Set up a video call with your phone, computer, or iPad on your kitchen island, and prepare your meal as you normally would while enjoying the virtual company of family with your favorite music in the background. Once the meal’s ready, you can even keep the video call going while you enjoy it!

Dive Into Decor: If you’re preparing to enjoy a quiet dinner at home, make plans to decorate your dining room table as you typically would. This will make the holiday feel as “normal” as possible, while keeping you busy with something you enjoy doing. Plus, with fewer places at the table to set up, you can focus on a beautiful, intricate centerpiece that lets you get creative and do something different. 

Treat Yourself: Yes, this is just as important as anything else! Dealing with change is not always easy, even if it’s temporary. And we want you to know that you’ve done an incredible job adjusting to a new situation. This holiday, take the time to treat yourself, whether that means indulging in an extra slice of pumpkin pie or saving the dishes for later so you can cozy up on the couch to enjoy a Thanksgiving movie marathon. 

From all of us at Cornerstone Homes, we hope you have a happy and safe holiday! 


The Cornerstone Insider.

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