Because this holiday season is going to be a bit crazier than past years for a variety of reasons, I’ve decided to completely skip Black Friday. And Cyber Monday. I’ve already ordered my family calendars. I’m making cookies for various people. When I do go out to buy gifts, I’m buying local on Small Business Saturday. I will go through my Gift Box to see what I have stashed away from frugal finds during the year.
I am staying home on Black Friday and making Papa Bill’s Butter Cookies with the kids. We’ll stay in our jammies all day. The kids can play their new favorite game, Apples to Apples. Maybe I’ll ask my husband and oldest son to set up the Christmas lights for me.
What to do the Day after Thanksgiving
- Call a family member who couldn’t make it to Thanksgiving Dinner
- Make breakfast with your kids
- Set up a painting table for the kids
- Have the kids design this year’s Christmas card
- Write notes to people that helped you in the past 2 weeks
- Clean out the pantry and pack up a bag for the local food pantry
- Talk about your holiday plans with your family, and write them on the calendar. And, don’t add anything else.
- Make a batch of cookies and give them to the neighbors
- Invite the neighborhood kids over for milk and cookies
I’m calling the Friday after Thanksgiving – Family Day. Will you join me?
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Because I love meeting new people and sharing, this post is linked to:
Thoughtful Thursday, Show Off Your Stuff, Simple Lives, Thrifty Thursday, Your Green Resource, Mom of 6: Getting Ready for the Holidays, Frugal Friday, Thought Provoking Thursday