50 ways to celebrate a birthday during a pandemic

Updated 0927 GMT (1727 HKT) November 25, 2020

(CNN)Dear Mom: You mean the world to me.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we can't celebrate your 50th birthday in person like we had envisioned earlier this year.
I sit here working from home and quarantining as CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, have told us to do.
With so much time at home, I've spent hours brainstorming ways to still make your birthday memorable despite not being together. And I came up with a lot of ideas -- 50, to be exact.
In honor of your special day, please pick five or 10 or 50 options we can do to celebrate you!
To the rest of the internet: Looking over the list, I can see this working as a gift for your loved ones as well, for birthdays and holidays, and just-because-you're-special days. (If none of these options call out to you, they can be a jumping-off point for you to brainstorm your own list.)
Now back to Mom: Thank you for always inspiring me to be the best I can be -- and now help people around the world come up with ideas to make other people feel special, too.

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