Stay connected this holiday season with Adobe Acrobat

By Adobe Document Cloud Team

Posted on 11-04-2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 a year unlike any other in living memory. As schools and businesses around the world closed their doors this spring, we hoped that the lockdowns would allow us to celebrate graduations, holidays, birthdays, and weddings in the summer and fall as planned. In many areas and for many people, those celebrations are still on hold. Some families have canceled big in-person gatherings and celebrations this holiday season, but they’re finding new and creative ways to gather safely — in smaller groups or remotely — to stay connected with each other. And connection may be more important this year than ever before.

Spread holiday cheer remotely

Even though we won’t be able to enjoy many of our normal rituals and routines around the table or fireplace with family, there are plenty of ways to stay in touch for the holidays. If you’re dreading the idea of missing out on time with loved ones this holiday season, check out some of these ideas from Adobe.

Holiday gifts, greeting cards, and year-end newsletters

In the time of COVID, many old hobbies are making a comeback, such as baking, knitting, sewing, and scrapbooking. If you won’t be able to see your loved ones in person this year, send them one of your quarantine crafts as a gift, along with your annual holiday greeting card. If you’re like most and haven’t had the opportunity to see family and friends much over the course of the year due to quarantine, use Adobe Acrobat to create a PDF holiday newsletter describing your family’s year, your highlights, and your wishes for the future. Even if you can’t hug them in person, a personalized holiday letter will help them feel the warmth and remind everyone that there are still good times and memories to be shared.

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If your list of loved ones is too long to consider printing and mailing letters to them all, take your holiday greeting card or newsletter digital with Adobe Spark. Adobe Spark’s easy-to use photo and social media features can help you make a ready-to-share digital holiday greeting card in no time. Simply drag some of your favorite family photos into one of its ready-made holiday card templates to create a professional-quality greeting card in minutes. You can also use the free, online Adobe Acrobat image to PDF converter tool if you have a single image you want to turn into a quick PDF card. And if you have a physical card you’d like to share digitally, download the free Adobe Scan app to create a PDF version straight from your smartphone.

Holiday shopping made easy

Even though you may be far away from your people this holiday season, you can still brighten their holidays with a thoughtful gift. It might arrive in a brown shipping box instead of in festive wrapping paper, but it will still show them you’re thinking about them.

Since many of us will be doing our holiday shopping online this year, it makes sense to take your shopping list online, too. You can create and store a PDF shopping list, then store it in Adobe Document Cloud for easy access from any device. You can share it, too, so others can add comments, new ideas, or any other notes to make sure everyone on your list is taken care of.

Wherever home is for you this holiday season, be sure to stay safe and find creative ways to spread holiday cheer to family and friends remotely.

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