Thanksgiving 2020: Express Your Gratitude Creatively
This is a difficult year to be grateful. Many of the reasons to be grateful we took for granted– easy answers for the Thanksgiving table roundabout– have suddenly been thrown into question. New Years Eve will perfectly encapsulate that ungratefulness when we send the year off with less balloons and more fingers. And yet, because of all the turmoil 2020 has brought, now more than ever it is important to find gratitude. But if you’re like me and you’re scared of jinxing your blessings if you say them out loud, you can put your gratefulness into action. Let’s instill the blessings we want to see in the world ourselves. Here’s our Rockin Cushions list of ways to put our gratefulness to work:
Nothing helps me think better and find what I’m looking for more than writing. Dig deep and write down any reason you can find to be grateful: big or small, grand or petty. And in future difficult moments, you can turn to this notebook and cheer yourself up every time– until the book itself becomes a blessing to be grateful for. Alley Oop's gratitude journal pops with a chic shade of red, while Printfresh brings the sensational texture with a blush pink velvet gratitude journal.
Thank You Notes
Maybe pull a page or two out of your journal and onto the desk of a loved one. In times like these, it’s especially important to let family and friends know they’re loved– and a little note can go a long way in fostering an unforgettably grateful moment. Visit Paper Source or Hallmark for some stunning thank you card options that’ll ironically punch up your words of love, taking your reader’s breath away before they even open the card.
Finally, manifest your gratefulness into creative gifts that show you care. If you’re more of a DIY person who specializes in homemade gifts, we recommend a homemade buffalo cake to pay homage to National Native American Heritage Month. You can never go wrong with food as a gift, especially dessert! On the other hand, if you’re more store-bought, aptly-named This is Why I’m Broke’s Pumpkin Spice Candle is perfect for the Thanksgiving table. Packed with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger, this candle will permeate the living room with a mouthwatering scent that’ll make you mourn the end of fall. And for a mix of both personal and professional, you can’t go wrong with an autumn-colored floral arrangement from FTD. Give the gift of the season with a beautiful Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Even if you can’t be there to celebrate all together, no table will be left bare or empty.
You can also give your family the gift that keeps on giving with a Rockin Cushions holiday subscription box. Give your loved ones placemats, tea towels, and more made entirely from recycled materials so their Thanksgiving table can pop with vibrant colors. Show your loved ones gratitude while giving the planet some appreciation too with earth-friendly home decor products.
And if you want to get extra creative with a hefty DIY project, check out The Pioneer Woman’s list of Thanksgiving craft ideas to keep you busy and your loved ones happily surprised.
It is at the hardest times to be grateful that we must fight for it. Help make a difficult holiday season lighter with a pervasive gratitude that lifts everyone’s spirits. As we slowly the end of the year, remember to love loud and be the silver lining you want to see in 2020.
Written by Kathryn Blessington (KTB)