Everything in 2020 has been different, including how we celebrate the holidays. With COVID restrictions making in person parties impossible this year, we gathered a group of clients from our Yoga and Positive Outlook groups for a virtual Jingle Mingle in mid-December.
Organized by the IN-SIGHT client services team of Lucille and Doreen, the aim was to make the celebration as fun as the usual in-person gatherings. That started with the delivery of Jingle Mingle bags to each participant which included an insulated IN-SIGHT mug, an envelope of hot chocolate, a Santa Claus hat, a jar of snacks, a secret Santa wrapped gift that was hand-selected for each participant, and a cookbook that included a recipe submitted in advance by each of the participants.
During the party, which was hosted on Zoom, each participant talked about their favorite recipe from pot luck cookbook, opened their secret gift, and then shared their hopes for 2021.
Among the wishes for the New Year ahead were an end to the COVID pandemic, good health for everyone, the ability to once again attend in-person programs at IN-SIGHT, and most importantly the simple human contact that has been missing from many of our lives for the past several months. “I just want to be able to give you all a hug!” proclaimed one of the participants – a sentiment that was shared by everyone.