For many, reading stories like the Night Before Christmas is a family tradition during the Christmas season. However, many traditions this year may look a little different. Try connecting with family near and far with a Virtual Christmas Read-a-Long.

Find books at your local Goodwill and send to grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends or other loved ones. Plan for one night or a series of nights where everyone gathers to listen to one person read a holiday favorite.

Get in the holiday mood by wearing PJs or holiday sweaters, make some hot cocoa, put on Christmas music, light a fire or turn on the Christmas lights and snuggle under a cozy blanket. After the book is done, take time to continue to visit and maintain those oh so important connections with the ones you love.

Items to consider:

  • Holiday or children’s books
  • Christmas sweaters
  • Holiday mugs
  • Christmas records or CDs