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Experts reveal how to keep the season merry and bright over Zoom

por Justine Petit (2021-02-22)


According to a study by , 67% of Americans believe it is more important than ever to celebrate the holidays despite the pandemic.

Fifty percent are actually excited to have a reason to stay at home this holiday. 

While traditions will have to be adjusted, Bed Bath & Beyond's findings also revealed that families are going all-out on holiday cheer to ‘enjoy the present' this year.

Illustrator and Author of Celebrate Everything!, Darcy Miller, and the duo behind JWP production company, Josh Wood and Mimi Eayrs, reveal how to embrace the changes to make sure the season stays merry and bright.  

Love is the answer: According to a study by Bed Bath & Beyond, 67% of Americans believe it is more important than ever to celebrate the holidays despite the pandemic. Just because your holiday gathering has moved to Zoom, that doesn't mean you can't fill it with festive cheer

Go for it: 'A fun, fast, and free way to bring instant ambiance to your Zoom holiday party is to customize your Zoom background,' shares the celebrations expert

As a founding editor of Martha Stewart Weddings, and a celebrations expert, Darcy knows a thing or two about throwing a beautiful party.  

Here, she shares her knowledge on Zoom decor.

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'A fun, fast, and free way to bring instant ambiance to your virtual holiday party is to customize your Zoom background,' shares Darcy.

'You can upload an image of your favorite restaurant, a cozy fireplace, palm-tree-lined beach, or anyplace you'd like to be meeting in person. 

'Or, use this festive; it's full of gold stars, confetti, and my drawings of presents so it works for Christmas, Chanukah, New Year's, birthdays, whatever you might be celebrating!'

Cheers: 'If you're hosting, you might have a bottle of wine delivered to each person who plans to dial in, mail everyone cookies, or just email around a recipe of a literary-themed cocktail or snack recipe so that you can all whip up the same item ahead of time,' said Darcy

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The celebrations expert reveals that no matter your chosen theme, it's more fun if everyone has the same treats to enjoy.

'If you're hosting, you might have a bottle of wine delivered to each person who plans to dial in, mail everyone cookies, or just email around a recipe of a literary-themed cocktail or snack recipe so that you can all whip up the same item ahead of time. 

'Give people recipes for a drink like a hot toddy or hot chocolate , along with all the ingredients in a DIY kit.'

A downloadable recipe for a DIY  is available on the Darcy Miller Designs website. 

Togetherness: 'Give people recipes for a drink like a hot toddy or hot chocolate , along with all the ingredients in a DIY kit'

Ching ching: A downloadable recipe for a DIY champagne cocktail is available on the Darcy Miller Designs website

Invite a whole "town"  

Forget about decorating the entire house and go all out on the screen space in Zoom.  

'An impactful display for a desktop, table, mantel, or windowsill is a holiday village, a collection of snowy white houses decorated for the season,' shares Darcy.

'Mix and match porcelain houses like the ones from Bed Bath & Beyond with our paper versions— you can download the printable 'To add to the cozy vibe, fill the houses with battery-operated votive candles and ad battery-operated pillar candles.  

'You can set them out as is or put them in clear vessels and use them as centerpieces on your holiday table. The "candlelight" really sets a mood.' A village: 'An impactful display for a desktop, table, mantel, or windowsill is a holiday village, a collection of snowy white houses decorated for the season,' shares Darcy Left: Lenox® Lit Schoolhouse Figurine in Ivory, $79.99;