Ah November! The start of the holiday season! Although many people think Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season. I however like to follow a hilarious Canadian and pledge to to start things off right. Join the Christmas Pledge and pledge to be done with Christmas stress by December.
I love this idea and print it off every year as a guide. I only do about half of them because Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff is way more Martha (and way funnier than Martha) than I can ever hope to be. Also, I start asking what people want for Christmas in early November and ….. and yes, I’m that person… and I don’t get responses until, well sometimes I just don’t get responses. Which brings me to another point, if you don’t give people suggestions, you get what you get and don’t complain. If you don’t like it, return it.. I don’t need to hear how much you don’t like it.
Ok enough with the Christmas rant, back to Thanksgiving things to do, like walking off those calories before you fill yourself with more by sign up and getting ready for a Turkey Trot or Justify the Pie.
If you need more accountability to get moving than setting an intention to do so, why not enter a bet. Start a BET to get active with friends & to help with accountability this holiday season!
OH! Don’t forget to watch a Thanksgiving classic. Everyone thinks of the Great Pumpkin or Charlie Brown’s Christmas, but make sure to watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!
Another great way to get ready for Thanksgiving is with some fun DIY projects. Make some adorable DIY place cards. Some of these can be found in the yard and look fairly simple (isn’t that always the case?). My favorites are the Leaf, the Banner, the Gilded Corn (which doubles as decoration), and the Cork Turkey (I’d add eyes)!
And post Thanksgiving food coma, instead of heading out with the hoards of people into the stores , consider #optoutside instead… more on that to come.
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving and fall traditions?