Decorating the dining table for the holidays is a pastime for many families, but this year’s lack of a shared physical table necessitates a clever rethink of traditions. Rather than creating festive arrangements for your table, tailor them for display on the wall or shelf behind you during webcam visits. Garlands for the fireplace mantle or a bouquet of autumnal flora will not only brighten up virtual visits, they’ll keep you in the holiday spirit on cozy nights in.
Even if you can’t show off your decorating prowess to in-person guests, these days, we’re all each other's virtual guests. Snap a pic of your creation, explain the process by writing right on the image with your S Pen and post to social to see what everyone else thinks. Or use your handcrafted decorations as the backgrounds of digital thank-you notes to people who have shown up for you this year.