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If you’re having trouble helping your children understand why the holidays are a little different because of the coronavirus, read this with them.

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on nearly every aspect of life—and, in many ways, children have borne the brunt of some of the most drastic changes. From missing their friends to school situations that constantly change, the pandemic has upended a lot. With the holidays upon us, some of those changes can be especially hard for children to understand. With that in mind, COURIER put together this illustrated guide to the holidays during the pandemic. Read it together with your kids to help them understand why staying apart this year means that future holidays will be even more magical.

To view, click on the first image, then follow the arrows through the story.