COVID-19 Mementos to Remember the Coronavirus

We probably won’t need any COVID-19 mementos to remember thecoronavirus pandemic. Since the first lockdown in March 2020, COVID-19 has changed our lives in ways we could never have fathomed. The coronavirus has affected our work life, our social interactions, and our families.

It has impacted us in small ways, like having to remember to grab a face mask when leaving the house. It has impacted us in major ways, such as the monumental loss of life. Our children will tell their children all about this time we are living in. It’s safe to say that none of us will forget it.

But just in case you want a souvenir by which to always remember quarantine, Holiday Traditions is here to help. We’ve rounded up the best coronavirus ornaments to give as gifts or hang on your own tree this year. These COVID-19 mementos will serve as a lasting reminder of the global pandemic.

Toilet Paper Lockdown Survival Personalized Ornament

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first learned of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on December 31, 2019. It is believed that the outbreak started months earlier, but a direct cause has still not yet been determined.

When the coronavirus landed Stateside in early January 2020, the American people were uneasy and unsure what to expect. The virus began to spread in earnest in February 2020, prompting the implementation of travel bans and statewide lockdowns. Consumers panicked and flocked to stores to stock up on non-perishable food, cleaning products, and…toilet paper.

Unfortunately, the global pandemic brought out the ugly side of humanity. Americans stampeded store aisles and fought over the smallest packages of toilet paper. Why the sudden seemingly irrational greed? 

Some psychologists explain it could be the result of zero-risk bias. This psychological phenomenon shows that when faced with overwhelming fears, humans will choose the lowest risk threat and try to eliminate it entirely. Essentially, when faced with the possibility of dying from COVID-19, losing their jobs, entering another Great Depression, starving to death, or running out of toilet paper, the last fear seemed like the easiest to confront.

So we stocked up on toilet paper and felt safer. At least we wouldn’t find ourselves on the john, out of toilet paper, and having to make a difficult decision. In the end, the notion is at least a little bit funny. And if we can’t make fun of ourselves at a time like this, when will we ever?

Add this charming toilet paper ornament to your collection of COVID-19 mementos. It will help you look back and laugh a little at what was really a very scary time.

COVID-19 Face Mask PPE Personalized Ornament

Officials are still figuring out how the novel coronavirus spreads and how the infection presents. For the first half of 2020, confusion reigned supreme as the public was offered conflicting advice on how to slow the spread.

Americans became accustomed to washing their hands thoroughly while singing “Happy Birthday” twice. We practiced ‘social distancing’, standing six feet apart. Wearing a face covering while out in public became the new normal.

Science has since proven that wearing a face mask is highly effective at protecting others from catching any bug you might be carrying. Masks are also somewhat effective at protecting you from contracting illness. 

Steeped in controversy — accepted by many but protested by some — the face mask has become a symbol of the COVID-19 pandemic. Naturally, it is perfectly suited to be a treasured COVID-19 memento. Hang this ornament on your Christmas tree as a badge of what you’ve survived this year.

Thanks, Essential Worker Ornament

In a valiant effort to ‘flatten the curve’, millions of Americans were laid off from their jobs or switched to remote working from home. Yet millions more remained at work. They kept the economy and infrastructure going while risking their own health to report to work day after day.

These heroes became known as “Essential Workers”: workers who we could not do without.

Essential workers are doctors, nurses, police officers, firefighters, and military. It also includes those who work in energy, the agriculture and food industry, retail, childcare, and more.

If you know an essential worker, thank them for their diligence with a thoughtful, personalized ornament to keep as a COVID-19 memento.

Medical Field Ornaments

People in the medical field were serving at the front lines all throughout the novel coronavirus pandemic. They endured long shifts, supply shortages, and witnessed firsthand the tragedy of death. In the meantime, they had to stay safely separated from family and loved ones. Outnumbered and outgunned, they nevertheless kept working, fighting the good fight for all of us.

The nurse, doctor, or EMT in your life deserves a sweet, personalized COVID-19 memento to acknowledge their unprecedented service.

Coronavirus Family Ornament

The most valuable lesson we learned throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is that nothing is more important than our loved ones. While separated in lockdown, Americans found creative ways to be together. We had casual video chats, posted artwork and stuffed animals in the windows, and hosted birthday parades. Friends and family would drive by, honking their horns to send their well wishes. 

Lock a piece of that sentiment into your memory forever with a COVID-19 memento ornament. Whether your family is large or just the two of you, Holiday Traditions offers a coronavirus family ornament that best suits your family. Each can be personalized with everyone’s names.

As 2020 winds to an end, we may still be struggling to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us. But it’s important to also remember the good that came out of it: the things we learned about ourselves and our nation as a whole. 

When you hang your coronavirus ornament on your tree, you may feel a touch of sadness, but our wish is that you also feel a surge of hope. These COVID-19 mementos will mark how far we’ve come, and remind us of the promise of a better future.


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