As we kick off the month of November, Halloween has past and we move into the official holiday season here in the US. Too often, we find ourselves skipping over my favorite holiday – Thanksgiving – in order to concentrate on Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Years. Retailers and brands have done this too, continuing to have Black Friday creep into the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.
For the past two years, we have promoted SaveThanksgiving.net and the #SaveThanksgiving hashtag across social media platforms. This year is no different. For weeks, I’ve seen retailers starting to decorate for Christmas. That’s before Halloween people! Stop it!
However, there is some hope. Staples announced that after being open on Thanksgiving Day in years past, it will remain closed this year. I’m hoping that many, if not all, of the retailers that stayed closed in 2014 will remain closed this year as well. If you hear of others that have changed their tact and will now close their doors on Thanksgiving Day this year, please do let me know.
What can you do to help? Glad you asked …
- For starters, you can pledge to not shop on Thanksgiving Day. By all means, take our SaveThanksgiving icon and add it to your profile.
- Check out Annie Zirkel’s “Save Thanksgiving Pledge” Facebook page.
- To help others, please consider donating to our #SaveThanksgiving online food drive, through Feeding America.
I was thinking about creating a #SaveThanksgiving t-shirt on Booster.com. If you are interested in purchasing one, please let me know and if a few people reach out to me, I’ll get that up and running immediately.