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Let’s face it, we love celebrating. And we love food. And we love ‘em even more with the people we love.
Thanksgiving combines all of that—but it can sometimes be a little fuddy-duddy with its traditions, obligations and manners. For a more laid-back celebration, it’s all about Friendsgiving. Here are some fun ideas to add to your get-together for giving thanks.
Let’s make this party official! Create festive postcard invitations (8387) and stickers (22807) with free designs on avery.com/templates. Print from your own printer, or try Avery WePrint™ our professional printing service. With low minimum order quantities and no set-up fees, you’ll get a premium look—without the premium price.
Give your guests a warm welcome to the table with personalized placecards. Some easy placecard ideas include propping a card on a mini pumpkin, creating stylish tent cards to fit your décor, or even placing a colorful tag (22802) on their plate, as shown on the right.
Being thankful for what we have reminds us what matters most. These gratitude cards designed on postcards (8387) are a heartwarming way to share your thoughts with your close group of friends.
You all may be stuffed after the meal, but your guests might want a little something to nibble on later. Create personalized takeout boxes with stickers for each of your guests, fill ‘em up with their favorites from the meal and attach a recipe or two for some of that glorious grub..
November is the season of Thankfulness and many people begin thinking about everything they have to be thankful for. There are many things to be grateful for, and taking the time to notice them can have a major impact. Gratitude is a key factor for living a life filled with positivity, however, gratitude may be one of the most overlooked tools that we all have access to everyday.
Essentially, gratitude is being thankful for what you have or showing appreciation and kindness to others. Cultivating gratitude doesn’t cost any money, or take much time, but studies have found that an attitude of gratitude gives significant health benefits, affect productivity, relationships and happiness. With a little help and practice, being grateful can easily become a part of your life.
At Twist OP, we are participating in a 30 day gratitude challenge and we encourage you to join us. This mini wellness challenge is designed to help you harness the power of gratitude in both your professional and personal life. Follow along each day on the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge sheet below. Each day features a small achievable goal to help you take a moment for reflection, change negative thinking patterns in your brain, express gratitude and better appreciate the little things in life. Best of all, it’s easy to do!
We encourage you to document your gratitude challenge on facebook, twitter or Instagram and check the TwistOP facebook, twitter and Instagram to see how the Twist team is doing as well!. Use the hashtag #GratitudeWithATwist
thank you to our wonderful sources;
Total Wellness Https://info.totalwellnesshealth.com/blog
Forbes 7 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Motivate You To Give Thanks Year-Round Http://bit.ly/2Q3xAUN
Meetings Northwest: https://meetingsnorthwest.com/workplace-challenge-31-days-of-gratitude
In the days approaching Thanksgiving, there is much to be thankful for and many opportunities to remember the people and things that are important to us.
This month we salute our veterans with Veteran's Day, do our civic duty by voting on Election Day and celebrate Thanksgiving Day with family and friends.
We hope you enjoy this special season with the ones you hold dear and know that we are thankful for you and your business.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Twist family to yours.
It's that time of year where we stop shaving, brace ourselves for the holidays, and get our turkey pants out of storage. But let's not jump ahead to Christmas quite yet, and reflect on three types of Thanksgiving we all inevitably celebrate.
1. You attend your family's Thanksgiving.
Awkward hugging ensues. We eat and drink to make up for the awkwardness. Cue everyone falling asleep in front of the TV, watching the Detroit Lions lose...again.
2. You have family over for Thanksgiving.
Just put on a happy face and endure those in-laws. Because they need a place to go, too.
3. You spending Thanksgiving, just you and the turkey.
Sometimes it's just better than options #1 and #2.
Whether you're with family, friends, or alone this Thanksgiving, find something to be thankful for. 'Tis the season!
If you're one of the 40 million or so Americans who travel at Thanksgiving, you know what a hassle it can be. But with a plan in hand you can ease some of the stress and strain by following these dos and don’ts.
Do Plan Your Flight Early. In late summer or early fall, sign up for airline price notifications. Be sure to include flights for surrounding airports, because even if it means a longer drive from your home or to your final destination, the savings could be well worth it. Keep in mind that early bird discounts are often first posted on Twitter or Facebook, so if you're not a social media fan, now might be a good time to start.
Don't Travel on the Busiest Days. The day before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after are the busiest travel days of the year. Avoid the chaos by flying out on Tuesday, or get a really good deal by leaving home on Thanksgiving morning. You can save 15-20 percent on airfare and still make it in time for dinner. If your schedule allows, return home on Friday when everyone else heads to the mall for Black Friday deals, or Monday when the airport crowds have tapered off.
Don't Over Pack. Since most airlines charge for checked bags, pack light and carry it on. Keep in mind that everyone else will have the same idea so take a bag that's small enough to shove under the seat if the overhead bins are full. Consider shipping bulky items or early holiday presents ahead of time versus lugging them onto the plane.
Do Put Your Smart Phone to Use. Everything you need is right at your fingertips! Keep track of your flight status, parking, weather alerts, airport volume, gate changes, restaurants, and last-minute shopping deals by loading up with all the relevant apps. Many airlines are using Twitter to keep passengers up-to-date about last minute changes, another good reason to be a follower.
Do Consider a Plan B - Driving. Driving to your destination can save you time, allow you to pack more, and eliminate airport headaches. It does, however, come with its own challenges. Highways, especially around major metropolitan areas, can become very congested, and the weather can turn dicey that time of year. Follow some of the same advice above: plan ahead, leave early and use technology like your smart phone or GPS system to stay informed.
Don't Forget to Secure Your Home Before Leaving. Do not post your travel plans on social media sites. Stop mail, newspapers, and deliveries and use timers to operate lights at various times throughout the house and day. You can ease your worries further by keeping an eye on your home using a web-based home security system that allows you to check your home via phone or laptop.
Happy safe travels and a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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