Our household has accepted the fact the holidays this year will be weird. My parents from Seattle won’t be flying in, that’s for certain. And the idea of a large group Thanksgiving with local family—even as careful as we all are—likely is a no-go.
I’m not the only one who’s uttered the words “Zoom Thanksgiving” in recent weeks, a phrase that would’ve sounded preposterous a year ago. But here we are. At first, the notion of a Zoom Thanksgiving wasn’t particularly enticing. Who would want to squint at a laptop trying to talk to grandma? But technology is amazing, and I’ve been thinking of ways to make a virtual gathering feel a bit more real.
This is my solution. I’m pleased to report I’ve done a practice run with family, and it works like a charm.