Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the holidays will look a lot different this year. People are less likely to travel. Thanksgiving tables will probably be emptier than usual. Many families will spend the holidays apart. 2020 has been a hard year for all of us. But even in the midst of the struggles, your loved ones provide a source of hope and joy. While the holidays may look different in 2020, you can still show your friends and family how much you care, even if it’s not in person. Try one or all of the following ways to express your gratitude during the 2020 holiday season.


There is something beautiful and nostalgic about an old-fashioned handwritten letter. Now is a great time to send one to your friends and family, especially if you live far away! Surprise your loved ones with a special letter sharing how much they mean to you. A handwritten letter shows that you care enough to take time out of your schedule and dedicate it purposely for your recipient. In addition, everyone loves getting mail!

If writing a letter intimidates you, don’t worry! There are other options. For example, when you order a gift from Reflections by Claudia, our personalized card service lets you choose a template for all kinds of occasions. All you have to do is plug in a few names!


To follow up on the first tip, personalization is a fun and unique way to show gratitude through gift giving. Think of ways to incorporate personalization into your shopping approach this season. For example, consider sending a photo surrounded by a beautiful customized frame. Send an ornament for your loved one to include in their holiday decorating. These small touches can add so much joy for your recipients. This is especially true during the 2020 holiday season, when you might be able to see them in person.


Finally, as impersonal as they may seem, gift cards are a valid option if you just want to say “thank you”. Gift cards are available everywhere, and because of digital options, you don’t even need to buy one in person. Choose your preferred retailer, send it to your recipient’s email address, and you’re all set! Gift cards are a great choice if you want to express a token of gratitude for any occasion, big or small, especially if you’re unsure of specific preferences. Don’t underestimate the power of a well-chosen gift card!


To learn more about the personalized card service at Reflections by Claudia and the uniquely beautiful items to pair with it, stop by our store or shop our entire collection on our website.