We all know that Thanksgiving this year is going to be different, especially with the economic recession staring right at our face. The first thing that’s you’re going to be thinking about is, what am I going to buy this Black Friday? What gifts will I give my kids or relatives this Christmas? Most of us don’t want to spend money and we’re all facing this dilemma. But you know what, Thanksgiving and the days after Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be about spending money. Take a step back this Black Friday and think about the personal ways of saying “Thank You” and giving gifts to the people you love. Giving gifts don’t always have to be materialistic. Think about the gift of hugs, kisses, the gift of friendship where materialism is not attached.
I love it when I hear stories about couples making coupons for each other with ‘A Kiss’ or ‘A Hug’ written on them. This small thing could be fun and bring that feeling of togetherness in a new way. You could also think about handcrafts and carve little things for your loved ones, all by yourself. Even if the end product is not perfect, the effort you put in will not go unrewarded. Give it a try. This Thanksgiving tug at your heart than at your purse. Holla back and let me know what personalized Christmas gifts you’re thinking of doing yourself. Happy Thanksgiving!