Irvine, CA-based Hard Drive Recovery Group (HDRG) is encouraging their community to avoid being disheartened by the fact that they have had to spend several holidays this year indoors. While the situation is regrettable, and more holidays are expected to face the same fate before the year is out, the company asserts that several steps can be taken to get into the holiday spirit.
The company points to an article they published back in July, shortly after the 4th of July, Independence Day. In it, they describe certain scenarios that are now taking place almost exactly as predicted, including the need to remain indoors during other holidays this year. However, this in turn means that the pointers they offered in this article are still valid to this day — and will be for some time to come. As such, HDRG is encouraging their community to check out the article once more and explore what they can do to stave off the holiday gloom.
In ‘Lessons From Celebrating A Holiday In A Lockdown,’ the company says, “So, how was your 4th of July? Did you celebrate our nation’s independence day with such fun and revelry as you used to. I bet $100 you did not. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. July 4, 2020 will be marked in history as an Independence Day that Americans celebrated indoors. Did that sound sad? Yes, it is.”
Independence Day arrives around the midway point of each year, and the vast majority of Americans view it as one of their most celebratory holidays, with the end of year celebrations possibly being the only possible contender. The thought of going even a single year without spending this holiday outdoors in as extravagant a fashion as one is able may not have even occurred to anyone prior to 2020, and HDRG is certain that just as many people were bitterly hoping the pandemic would cease in time to celebrate it. However, this did not come to pass, and it now appears that several other holidays will be spent in much the same way.
Despite this bleak outlook, the company states that all is not lost, and there are still ways to enjoy the holidays and sustain a festive spirit. In fact, the team at HDRG believes that finding ways to experience joy during a crisis is incredibly important for everyone’s mental health, and few crises have been as daunting as the COVID-19 pandemic. This is why they are reaching out to support their community in these times of need.
As the article states, “there might still be some more holidays to come with everyone still in the comforts of their home while the threat of coronavirus still rages outdoors.” It adds, “So, with that in mind, let us remember the lessons we learned in what was possibly the weirdest holiday we experienced in our lifetimes.”
One of the cornerstones of modern Independence Day celebrations is fireworks. While this past Independence Day did indeed see communities enjoying firework displays, they were somewhat less enjoyable due to the fact no one could gather in large groups at an open location for the best view. Instead, the best many were able to do was enjoy nearby fireworks from their backyard. HDRG points out that this presents an opportunity for people to bring out their creative side and capture the fireworks as creatively as possible in photographs.
To this end, amateur photographers should keep in mind that fireworks usually accompany New Year’s celebrations as well. If they missed a chance to practice their photography in July, they now have some time to get ready before December 31st arrives.
HDRG has one more tip for those missing their holiday fun, so all are invited to check out the full blog post on their website to learn more. The website offers additional details on their services as well, including the various types of damaged systems they can recover data from and so on. Similarly, interested parties may reach out to Maureen Davies of Hard Drive Recovery Group to follow up on any further inquiries.
from Hard Drive Recovery Group