Easter is on Sunday, but things are a bit different this year as we deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Here are five tips to help you celebrate while staying home . . .
1. Let the kids decorate the house. It’ll get them involved and give them something to do before Easter Sunday.
2. Attend a virtual Easter service. Churches across the country are moving their services online this year because of coronavirus. So check your church’s website to see if they have a virtual option this year.
3. Do Easter brunch online. Even if your extended family can’t be together on Sunday, you can still check in with them on Zoom, FaceTime, or Skype.
4. Get creative with the Easter egg hunt. Big community Easter egg hunts might be canceled this year, but you can still decorate eggs and search for them in your yard or throughout your house.
5. Embrace the spirit of Easter. With so many people suffering right now, it’s a good time to reflect on things we’re grateful for. Also, consider donating to a nonprofit organization helping with COVID-19 relief efforts, or supporting a small business with the money you would’ve spent on Easter brunch at a restaurant.
Easter Sunday will definitely be a little different this year. Here are five stats on how we plan to celebrate . . .
1. 70% of people who observe Easter say ALL their Easter activities will happen at home this year. Only 25% said that was true last year.
2. Will you be doing anything to make Easter feel more “normal”? 39% said they plan to call loved ones . . . 27% will make video calls . . . 24% will livestream church . . . and 1 in 5 will have an indoor Easter egg hunt, even if they wouldn’t normally.
3. 56% of people who went to church last Easter said they’d go again this Sunday IF their church was open. But only 23% overall think churches should be considered “essential businesses.”
4. Two-thirds said the outbreak will affect how much money they spend on Easter this year. The top things we’re skimping on are food, clothes, and candy.
5. The #1 thing the crisis has made us more grateful for is our FAMILY. 40% said loved ones are the top thing they’re more thankful for this year . . . 29% said their health . . . 13% said their freedom . . . and 12% said their job.