COVID-19 has changed everything, but it hasn’t stopped us from marking milestones—we are just being more creative about it. 

From family and friends’ birthdays and anniversaries to baby showers, wedding showers, graduations, Passover and Easter, there are celebrations all around us. 

And now, more than ever, we should definitely celebrate. We are seeing the way so many are spending time together as we navigate this new territory.

   Some families are social distancing in backyards as they share conversation and meals. Many are trying ouZoom, the video conferencing servicewhich not only connects us, but has also introduced a new verb AND noun into the lexicon. 

Plus, who doesn’t love mimicking the iconic Brady Bunch background?

 While we are marking special occasions differently right now, we have the opportunity to not only celebrate the ones we love, but also support local businesses too. 

Always wanted to try that buzzy new restaurant? Place an order for pick up or delivery. Send a special treat from Who Made The Cake or Michael’s Cookie Jar. Shop online or call family-owned retailers like TootsiesBering’sM. Penner or Festari for gifts your friends and family will love.

Houston’s retailers are happy to gift wrap goodies and deliver them too! Or send beautiful flowers to mark the occasion. We are fortunate to live in a city with a wealth of dining and shopping options. Supporting our shops and restaurants now lays the foundation for a bright future. 

Let’s stay together, even though we are apart. Pray for and encourage those on the front lines. Connect with each other. It’s how we will all make it through.

Also checkout: 

B&B Butchers & Restaurant 

Etoile Cuisine

Portavino Houston

Local Foods

The Pit Room BBQ

The Cutting Garden

Plants N Petals 

Don’t see your favorite on the list? Let us know!