Happy Friday after Thanksgiving, everyone! Welcome to 4 reasons to celebrate Friday after Thanksgiving!
I hope everyone had a joyous celebration yesterday full of good food and lots of blessings….we certainly did!
And, though this year will be a bit different for me, I am still full of joy and going to celebrate Friday after Thanksgiving full on!
Whether Christmas or Hanukkah, I hope you will share some of your holidays with us as well…more about that on Sunday.
So, let the SEASON OF JOY officially begin!!
4 REASONS TO CELEBRATE FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING: REASON #1
REASON #1: THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN ON FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING
I cannot say enough how important it is to celebrate traditions, family, heritage, and joy this time of year!
We must keep the importance alive! One of my favorite quotes is that “Christmas is a baton we pass down from one generation to the next. It reminds us of who we are and where we came from.” Importance of family and community.
On this Friday after Thanksgiving, there are many local tree lightings, parades, and festivals to attend and celebrate the season.
San Antonio even sets up an ice skating rink…I know that is amazing!
I will miss attending the official celebrations…though past ones live in my heart!
Make sure a few community celebrations are on your list this Friday after Thanksgiving.
Do you have plans this weekend?
4 REASONS TO CELEBRATE FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING: REASON #2
REASON #2: HOME DECORATIONS TO CELEBRATE FRIDAY
No reason to apologize any longer, put up those decorations.
My home decorations are even more important this year, since I will not be out and about like I usually am…I will miss that.
But, my adjectives for my home decorations are ….warm, cozy, traditional, inviting and joyful.
I hope to celebrate Friday with an army of grandchildren to help me pull this off…it has begun.
The most predominate home decorating trend the past two years has been in the way tree toppers are done.
Here is a fun one I spied recently at Dillard’s…I do love their Southern Living collection. (Remember, words in bold face and underlined are links!)
I am not an affiliate for Hobby Lobby (wish I was), but you can achieve this tree topper trend for less there.
Here is a sample I saw walking in the door recently.
Last year I did modify my traditional toppers just a smidgeon….I like that word…smidgeon.
We always put up two trees…one topped with the angel from my husband’s mother (The Grandma Angel), and one topped with my French Country star.
Last year, I put some long springs of berries around the country star and it looked lovely…everyone commented on it in the family.
Do you ever pay attention to decorating trends?
4 REASONS TO CELEBRATE FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING: REASON #3
REASON #3: SALES…OF COURSE…
So far, I have been very impressed with the sale prices this year and there are some amazing deals today.
Please remember, to use my SHOPPING LINKS for your online orders….this is the complete list to take you to brands for their deals today.
Of course, it is a good time to save money for something for ourselves!
I have been looking for away to decorate (all year) my wood table outside. Mr. B recently stained it and it is waiting for my touch.
Whenever it is finished, I will share.
Now, just an observation from what this audience orders, but based on orders alone, here are your favorite retailers with my links…a fun way to celebrate Friday!
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Again, on the SHOPPING LINKS page there is more.
Another reason to celebrate Friday shopping is this great line of skincare and make up BY BRIAN is going to have a big cyber sale!
My gift shopping is always around this…what would bless them and not be something they would purchase for themselves.
James Avery Craftsman is always a part of my gift giving. I am an ambassador, but not an affiliate…however, I love and support the brand.
I did not get the JOY sleepwear at Talbots, but seriously thinking of getting the JOY TROUSER SOCKS…my good foot is cold!
4 REASONS TO CELEBRATE FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING: REASON #4
REASON #4: MORE FOOTBALL THIS YEAR
I have confessed before that we are a football family and there must be many of us.
The National Football League has added more football to celebrate Friday!
So, while we decorate and sing today, our family will watch a little college and a little professional and completely enjoy ourselves.
Oh yes, and I am certain leftovers will be part of the deal!
Thank you for being here and for shopping with my links. If there is a brand you are shopping, and do not send the link, let me know at email@example.com.
Then I can get back to you either with a link, or without and an explanation.
No matter what is going on around you, please make a decision to be JOYFUL this year.
It is very different for me, but I am going to laugh, sing, and be joyful throughout it all!
Tomorrow I have something a little different for you…hope you will stop by….after you celebrate Friday today!
By Pamela Lutrell
Disclaimer: This post included some product that was donated to me to review. The words are my own.