The season of thanks has arrived, and many of us are searching for simple yet effective ways to express gratitude. While a classic “thank you” goes a long way, there are a number of forward-thinking actions you can take that will bring your appreciation for life to the next level. From shopping at small businesses to saying “thank-you for your service,” there is inspiration to be found all around that provides opportunities to selflessly celebrate the beginning of the holiday season.
Salute to Service
If you’re looking to serve others this autumn, why not start with those who have served our country? Veterans of all walks of life can be honored by acts of gratitude such as contributions to a philanthropy dedicated to veteran outreach and support, a special dedicated meal, or a personalized gift such as a custom insulated tarp adorned with their branch’s logo or insignia that they can use for a variety of outdoor projects, hobbies, or even as a proud workshop display piece.
There’s no better way to show thanks for friends and family than serving them a home cooked meal – especially on Thanksgiving. Turkey is the traditional staple of Thanksgiving dinners far and wide, but instead of sticking with the same old recipe, consider spicing things up this year by embracing unconventional takes on a classic Thanksgiving turkey dinner.
Your outdoor furniture pieces provide all you need to spend much-needed time in the fresh air. They deserve a little thankfulness TLC for all the relaxing afternoons they’ve helped bring to life. Keeping your patio furniture protected with a sectional cover or other patio furniture covers is an easy way to care for your prized possession.
But all will be naught if the cover is ill-fitting. The simple solution to this dilemma is to learn how to measure your furniture to ensure that your custom cover offers the protection your pieces deserve.
Hearts and Crafts
We are always searching for new and exciting ways to spend quality time with our loved ones. Invite friends and family to join you in embracing your inner artists with an afternoon of autumnal inspired crafting. From DIY cornucopias to gratitude jars, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creative crafts for giving thanks.
Climate Coverage from Us to You
The changing season looks different in every part of the country. For some regions, it means snow and sleet while other spots deal with rainy days on the regular. No matter where you call home, it’s crucial to properly protect the patio furniture that you and your family are so thankful to call your own.
Finding the perfect protective cover for your region’s current climate can mean the difference between mediocre security and stellar weatherproofing, so be sure to do your research about what your patio furniture needs the most in this season, be it a sectional cover or a heavy duty tarp.
Back to Black Friday
Black Friday is synonymous with savings, but with a little ingenuity it can mean a day of gratitude as well. Make a retail worker’s day by surprising them on shopping’s busiest day with a kind gift or a gesture of appreciation for the whole shop team such as a catered lunch. And don’t forget to search for deals on heartfelt gifts that express gratitude for those you hold most dear.
Shop, Save, Support
For every big box store that’s rolling out deals for the holiday season, there are a number of small businesses that deserve your support and appreciation. Take the initiative to seek out a local Mom and Pop spot and shower them with gestures of appreciation.
From utilizing word of mouth to promote their products and services to shopping local for all your holiday gifting needs are just a few of the many ways you can ensure that your favorite small businesses find success this autumn and in the months to come.
Deck the Halls
The holidays are right around the corner, and the last thing you want is to be caught unaware when it comes to decorating your home. Get a head start on decking your halls by breaking out the gift wrap storage bag, planning smart, and dreaming up an arsenal of DIY designs that highlight all you love about your home. Getting the whole family involved in the decorating process is yet another seasonal activity that strengthens your bond of gratitude for the holiday season.