We’re now just two days away from Christmas Day! Yes, it’s that wonderful time of year. On behalf of the entire Unity Payments team, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We’d also like to wish a very joyous Kwanzaa to everyone who enjoys the annual celebration of African-American culture. It takes place between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

We understand, of course, that this year’s holiday celebrations will be a lot different than those of past. COVID-19 has made it so that we’ll have to enjoy much smaller celebrations than we’re used to. Social distancing continues to be a top priority in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. Depending on where you’re located in Canada, you may even be under lockdown this holiday season. That’s certainly the case for us, here in Ontario.

How can technology help you to celebrate the holidays during a pandemic?

At Unity Payments, we’re pretty big on technology. After all, we specialize in offering Canadian merchants new and inventive ways to sell their products. Among the innovations we proudly herald are the Poynt Smart Terminal and our online ordering system for restaurants. We’re also big proponents for video conferencing. It’s become a necessity in our pandemic-burdened world. You can use technology like Zoom to host a virtual Christmas party!

“Just because you can’t get together in person doesn’t mean you can’t see your friends and family on Christmas,” insists Juliana LaBianca on GoodHousekeeping.com, “Send everyone a Zoom link and host your party online. Make sure you’ve got a few games and conversation starters ready too.”

Is it time to start up a new tradition?

Because the vast majority of us will be choosing smaller celebrations this year, it will be incumbent upon us all to come up with new ways to enjoy the holidays. In lieu of big family gatherings, what alternative activities can help us celebrate this joyous time of year? Maybe a new tradition for your family can be a drive throughout the neighbourhood to look at all the lights or donating toys, clothes and food to a local charity.

“Perhaps it’s skating in the park on Christmas Eve, then toasting marshmallows over the barbecue,” suggests Alicia Dubay of World Vision, “Or a family slumber party next to the tree. Brainstorm with your kids!”

How can Unity Payments help to make your holidays happy?

Perhaps, the knowledge that 2021 has all the makings of a much more successful year is enough to enrich your holiday spirit. With the help of Unity Payments, we believe that a greater year is ahead for your business. As mentioned earlier, we specialize is offering Canadian merchants innovative POS solutions.

For example, with Virtual Terminals, you can turn your computers or mobile devices into credit card terminals to start taking payments anytime, anywhere. They allow you to process payments in-person, online or on the go. As well, our e-commerce solution helps to make selling your products online easier than ever before!

For more information, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-661-3761 or email us at info@unitypayments.ca. Happy Holidays!