I know you probably know this, but 2 weeks from today starts Thanksgiving week here in the U.S.
While I didn’t jump on the ‘decorate for Christmas the day after Halloween’ train, I completely understand why some may have. There is a joy that comes from a home filled with Christmas-y family treasures, all sparkly and festive. And Heaven knows, we could all use an extra dose of joy right about now.
We typically wait until the day after Thanksgiving and then it is full-on, pull-all-the-boxes-from-the attic, joyous, chaotic Christmas decorating euphoria in our home for 3 straight days. I think I will start a wee bit earlier this year. I’ve decided I’d love to have some of the decorations up when the kids come home so that we can spend more time just soaking it in as a family.
That being said, I know Kate really enjoys the process, so I will save some to do with her.
How about you…are you changing what you have typically done for the holidays in light of…well…2020?
If you printed off the pre-filled Ultimate Holiday 2020 Planner, you’ll see that this second week of November is a great time to plan your food gifts. To that end, I’ve gathered 11 recipes for easy-to-make food gift ideas.
Plus, I’ve added more iron-on labels for your holiday gift bags. These labels are available for both the small 5 x 7-inch bags and the larger 8 x 10-inch bags.
One of my favorite food gifts to give is this Spiced Cranberry Conserve. Coincidentally, as I was working on gathering those food gift recipes, that Cranberry Conserve recipe received this glowing review from Lynne,
I have made this many times; it has become a family favorite! We have it with ham, pork, or poultry, on cheese, or just on toast and it’s always delicious. Thank you so much for creating it and I just felt it was high time I leave you a little love for it!
Can you see me blushing all the way over there?
It is a great time to make this rich and flavorful Turkey Stock, which is perfect for making gravy on Thanksgiving Day.
This wrapping paper organizer cart is truly one of my favorite organizing projects. It made a world of difference in creating order from the chaos that was my wrapping paper situation.
For my knitting friends or if you have knitters on your gift list, I am giving away one of my ‘You’re Speaking My Language’ tote bags again. Pop over The Best Gifts for Knitters post and leave a comment sharing your favorite knit gadget. I’ll randomly pick one comment on Friday, November 27 to receive the tote.
Have a wonderful day, my friends.
Peace be with you.