15 Black Friday Quotes

Do you shop on Black Friday? Are you looking for inspiration before heading out to shop? Or perhaps you just need a quick chuckle as you binge on leftovers. Check out the following quotes for Black Friday.

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  1. “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” – Bo Derek
  2. “Shopping is a woman thing. It’s a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.” – Erma Bombeck
  3. “I love shopping. There is a little bit of magic found in buying something new.” 一 Rebecca Bloom
  4. “Happiness is not in money, but in shopping.” — Marilyn Monroe
  5. I really enjoy the shopping and going out and getting stuff for other people. I could really give a damn about getting gifts for myself, but I really enjoy giving gifts.” – Luke Combs
  6. “Everyone knows about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now help me spread the word about Giving Tuesday!” – Bill Gates.
  7. “Black Friday: because only in America people trample each other for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.” – Unknown
  8. “I have this system where if I buy three or four new things, I give away three or four things. Sometimes, it’s a very painful system, but shopping is even better when you know that someone else who needs it will be getting. Keep the clothing karma going, I say.”- Sara Blakely
  9. “You can always find something you want.” – Sophie Kinsella
  10. “Shopping is better than sex. If you’re not satisfied after shopping, you can make an exchange for something you really like.” — Adrienne Gusoff
  11. “Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” — Dave Barry
  12. “Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.” – Unknown
  13. “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop.” Gertrude Stein
  14. “Don’t even front like you love your family, America, or God, if you don’t have a detailed & rehearsed Black Friday tactical shopping plan.” – Rob Delaney.
  15. “A bargain is something you can’t use at a price you can’t resist.” — Franklin Jones

If you are out shopping on Black Friday, be safe.

12 Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Shows

Your Thanksgiving feast is history. Now the time is right to just relax and watch television. Are you looking for a kid-friendly show to watch on Thanksgiving? Check out the following list. Please note: As an Amazon affiliate I earn income from qualifying purchases.

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  1. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)
  2. Garfield’s Thanksgiving (1989)
  3. An Arthur Thanksgiving
  4. Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow (2015)
  5. Turkey Town: A Thanksgiving Party (2018)
  6. Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Thanksgiving Parade (2000)
  7. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration (2008)
  8. Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999)
  9. Free Birds (2013)
  10. A Looney Tunes Thanksgiving (2016)
  11. Addams Family Values
  12. Beethoven (1993)

Or you could always start the Christmas season early. Watch classic favorites: Miracle on 34th Street, Frosty the Snowman, A Charlie Brown Christmas, or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Tips for Thanksgiving Travel

Can you believe next week is Thanksgiving? Busy roads are always a major part of the holiday weekend. If you are driving to your destination, consider the following tips for safe Thanksgiving travel.

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  1. Lists: Start by making a list or two of all the essentials for your long holiday weekend. Consider making a list for each person and your fur babies. Cross items off your lists as you begin to pack and load your vehicle.
  2. Vehicle Maintenance: Before leaving for your destination, do a quick maintenance check on your vehicle. Check the tire pressure, oil level, antifreeze level, brake fluid, and the condition of the wiper blades.
  3. Get Gas Early: If possible, get gasoline early to avoid long lines at the pump. Also, gas prices increase with demand.
  4. Arrival Time: Know exactly when you need to be at your destination to adjust your driving time. Give yourself extra time to get to your destination.
  5. Pack and Load: If possible, start packing early. Clothing and other non-perishable items are easily the first items to cross off your list. Try to load as much as possible into your vehicle the night before your departure time.
  6. Road Trip Snacks: Depending on the amount of driving time, snacks are an essential especially if you have children in the car. Plus, packing your own road-trip snacks and beverages saves time and money.
  7. Be Flexible: Leave early to avoid the traffic. Wednesday and Sunday are the busiest travel time for Thanksgiving weekend.
  8. Stop When Needed: Do not be afraid to take breaks. Around each one hundred miles, try to stop at a rest area or local café. Breaks are not a luxury but a priority. Remember for your own safety to lock your vehicle at every stop.
  9. Weather Watch: The weather changes quickly. Use a local weather app or your GPS to watch for any sudden changes. Pack an emergency kit for your vehicle including a first aid kit, phone charger, and extra blankets.
  10. Be Mindful: Watch out for other drivers. When people are in a hurry, mistakes happen in an instant. Be alert. Follow the rules of the road. Don’t speed. And avoid alcohol consumption.
  11. Child Safety: Secure children in the age-appropriate car seats. Bring favorite toys, games, videos, music, and other items for entertainment on the road.

Most of all, make your road trip an adventure. Have fun. Stop and take photos. Enjoy every minute of the trip.

Happy Thanksgiving!

30 Thanksgiving Photo Prompts

Are you hosting a big Thanksgiving? Or traveling to a relatives’ house for the long 4-day weekend? Thanksgiving is a great time to get impromptu photos. If you need inspiration, check out the following photo prompts for Thanksgiving.

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  1. Thanksgiving sunrise or sunset
  2. Cooking the meal
  3. Cooked turkey or main dish
  4. The side dishes
  5. Family
  6. Friends
  7. Pie and desserts
  8. Falling leaves
  9. The table setting
  10. The table with food (or food area)
  11. Warm colors
  12. Football
  13. Happiness
  14. Grateful
  15. Prayer
  16. Candles
  17. Out your kitchen window
  18. Celebration
  19. After Dinner
  20. Blessings
  21. On the road
  22. Destination
  23. Accommodations
  24. Back home
  25. Special moment
  26. Love
  27. Adventure
  28. Nature
  29. Thanksgiving Day selfie
  30. In the moment
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Happy Thanksgiving!

20 Drawing Prompts for Thanksgiving

Do you want to keep the kids busy while preparing your Thanksgiving feast? Or perhaps you just want to be creative over the Thanksgiving weekend. Drawing is a fun and enjoyable art form. The only limit is your imagination. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for Thanksgiving.

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  1. Thanksgiving food
  2. Favorite pie or dessert
  3. Turkey
  4. Falling leaves
  5. Sunshine
  6. Thanksgiving table
  7. Cornucopia
  8. Family
  9. Friends
  10. Tradition
  11. Football
  12. Thanksgiving Day parade
  13. Acorns
  14. Trees
  15. Pumpkins and gourds
  16. Corn
  17. Wagon
  18. Lantern
  19. Pilgrim hat
  20. Autumn scene

Get creative! Happy Thanksgiving!

The Best Photos to Take on Thanksgiving

Yes, Thanksgiving comes every year. Unfortunately, over time, those who gather at your table may no longer be here to celebrate. Use your camera or cell phone to preserve your holiday memories with photographs.

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Photos to Take for the Best Thanksgiving Memories

Are you ready to capture the laughs, the food, and the joy of Thanksgiving? Get snapping.

Getting Ready

Setting up the table, preparing the kids’ table, decorating, or dressing up for the day are all special moments Snap a few photos during this busy time. The process of getting ready is a major part of Thanksgiving.

Cooking

A large meal usually means more than one person in the kitchen. Capturing the laughs that occur during the preparation of a Thanksgiving feast is always a special memory.

Group Photos

If everyone arrives early, get group photos before the dinner. Spills and dropped food easily stain the best apparel. A large family gathering means a person is always available to watch the kitchen while group photos are being done. For a photo of the entire family use your self-timer on your camera or bribe a neighbor with pumpkin pie to take a quick photo.

Dinner Time

Before everyone digs into the delicious meal, snap a photo of the dinner table. Get the full table with all the decorations, place settings, and the entire food spread. Next, take a photo of everyone coming to the table. And finally, one of everyone sitting around the Thanksgiving table.

If prayer is part of the feast, you have two options. One, skip the photo entirely. Or two, set your camera on self-timer to get a picture of everyone in prayer.

Outdoor Time

Do you play football or hike as a family on Thanksgiving? As long as someone is watching the kitchen, grab your camera and head outdoors to take photos.

Candid and Creativity

Posed photos are great but candid shots are extra special. Photos of your aunt laughing too hard at a silly joke or your grandfather sharing a story with the children invoke emotion. The photos will always be a lasting memory.

 Do not be afraid to try different angles, use natural light, or a zoom lens. Try to capture what you are thankful for at Thanksgiving.

Enjoy your day! Happy Thanksgiving!

25 Thanksgiving Journal Writing Prompts

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on the past, appreciate the present, and look to the future. A journal is a great way to preserve memories, explore feelings, and be creative. If you need help on writing about Thanksgiving, check out the following prompts for inspiration.

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Journal Writing Prompts for Thanksgiving

  1. Make a list of 10 things that you are grateful this Thanksgiving. (Yes, there is 10!)
  2. How do you show gratitude or thankfulness to people in your life?
  3. What are you and your family doing this year for Thanksgiving?
  4. Are you hosting a Thanksgiving? Or traveling? Describe your plans.
  5. If cooking, what type of meal do you plan to make for Thanksgiving? Traditional? Or something unique? Why did you pick this type of menu plan?
  6. What is a traditional Thanksgiving dish that will not be on your dinner table? Why?
  7. Who are you planning to invite to your Thanksgiving meal?
  8. Are you using an old family recipe? Why is this dish so important to you?
  9. What Thanksgiving tradition do you plan to start this year?
  10. Why are Thanksgiving traditions do important to you?
  11. If you could invite anyone to Thanksgiving, who would be at your dinner table? Why did you pick this person?
  12. When you were a child, did your family host big Thanksgiving dinners? Describe a typical Thanksgiving from your childhood?
  13. Do you still incorporate things from your childhood into your own Thanksgiving? What do you do?
  14. What was your favorite part of Thanksgiving as a child?
  15. What is your earliest memory of Thanksgiving?
  16. Are you planning to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving? Why or why not?
  17. What was your best Thanksgiving ever? Why did this holiday stick out over the others?
  18. Write about your first Thanksgiving as a couple.
  19. Write about your first Thanksgiving as a family. (Yes, your cat counts as family)
  20. Have you ever been to restaurant on Thanksgiving? Describe your experience.
  21. Did you ever march or attend a Thanksgiving parade? Describe your experience.
  22. Describe how your kitchen smells when cooking or baking on Thanksgiving?
  23. How would you describe your Thanksgiving celebrations to someone from another country?
  24. Do you watch the Thanksgiving parade? What is your favorite part? Why?
  25. Do you believe Thanksgiving should receive more recognition as a holiday? Why?

Happy Thanksgiving! Keep writing!

9 Ways to Thank a Veteran

Tomorrow, November 11th is Veterans Day. Are you and your family looking for ways to express your gratitude for the people in uniform? Check out the list below, hopefully, one of the ideas inspires you to thank a veteran.

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  1. Display the United States Flag: Fly the U.S. flag outside your home to show support on Veterans Day.
  2. Go Out to Lunch: Do you personally know a veteran? Offer to take him or her out to lunch. If you know a casual acquaintance who is a vet, but do not feel comfortable going out to lunch, buy a gift certificate to a local restaurant. Not only do you thank a veteran for service, but you also support a local business.
  3. Write a Thank You Note: Send thank you notes to the veterans in your life.
  4. Attend a Community Event: Many communities host parades or other activities to thank local veterans.
  5. Post on Social Media: If you do not know any veterans, post a thank you note to your social media pages.
  6. Send a Care Package: Do you know someone who is currently serving in the military? Send a care package with hometown favorites. If you do not know any sign up to send care packages to a military member who may not receive anything from home.
  7. Volunteer: Numerous non-profit organizations focus on helping homeless veterans. Sign up to volunteer at a local event.
  8. Donate: Send a monetary donation to a local VFW or other reputable organization. Since the holidays are just around the corner, many organizations are collecting to help military personnel and their families.
  9. Say a Prayer: At the next church service, simply say a prayer for all service members.

Happy Veterans Day!

Thanksgiving Hashtags

The holidays are just around the corner. Are you planning your Thanksgiving social media posts on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, or other platforms? Using hashtags on your personal or business accounts is essential for attracting attention.

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Hashtags for Thanksgiving

#Thanksgiving (Basic but always effective)

#HappyThanksgiving

#TurkeyDay

#Thanksgiving2021

#Thankful

#Blessed

#Grateful

#BeypndGrateful

#SpreadBlessings

#ThanksgivingBlessings

#ThanksgivingPrep

#MealPrep

#Thanksgivingfeast

#Thanksgivingfood

#ThanksgivingTable

#Thanksgivingmeal

#ThanksgivingDinner

#ThanksgivingBreak

#Family

#FamilyTime

#Friends

#Friendsgiving

#HolidaysAreComing

#Turkey

#GiveThanks

#FoodComa

#ThanksgivingRoadTrip

#ThanksgivingTravel

#Holidays

#Love

#Life

#Celebrate

#Homemade

#PumpkinPie

#ThanksgivingEve

#AfterThanksgiving

#Leftovers

#CleanUp

#BringOnChristmas

Happy Thanksgiving!

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