Pass the turkey, sweet potatoes and TV remote, Thanksgiving is almost here. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November and we are ready to celebrate the best time of the year. Christmas songs say otherwise, but it doesn’t get any better than expressing thanks for all we have in our lives and getting together with loved ones to enjoy our favorite holiday meals. And here at LeafGuard we wanted to take a moment to share Five Fun Activities to do with family and friends this holiday season.
Put up the Christmas Tree
Some may say that Thanksgiving is too early to start your holiday decorating, but hey—this might be the last time all of your family will be together until Christmas! Plus, who doesn’t enjoy decorating the family Christmas tree? Turn on some holiday music, give each child his or her own tree-decorating task, and watch your holiday come alive with the help of the whole family. Make some hot cocoa and coffee and spend time enjoying the holiday moments.
Thanksgiving is about giving thanks for all that we have and spending time with the ones we love. But also, it’s about giving back to our local communities and those in need. Throughout every community there are areas that need volunteers. By providing a meal for those in need at your local Salvation Army or homeless shelter, families can team up to serve dinner and help those less fortunate enjoy a warm holiday meal.
Get a Football game going
Football has become almost as much of a holiday tradition as the turkey itself and whether you’re an avid sports fan or you can’t tell a field goal from a touchdown, this can be a great way to bond with family. And there is nothing like a friendly sibling rivalry to kick off the holiday season. You can even make a Family Football Thanksgiving Championship trophy, which can become the coveted prize year after year!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and with life’s busy schedules it can be hard to find time for a family picture. But with the colors changing, it can be the perfect time to take family photos. Take advantage of having the family together by arranging a family photo shoot. This can be a great way to build a memory that will last a lifetime. And don’t be afraid to get creative. Coordinate colors, ugly sweaters, or create a theme that is perfect for your family.
Holiday Games Night
After everyone sits down and eats a delicious meal together, the football games are over, and everybody is awake from the turkey induced naps, then the family games begin. Board games can be a fun way to start up the family competition. Whether your family is partial to traditional games like cards or dominos, or you want to try something new like a holiday scavenger hunt, games can be a great way to have fun and bond with family.
Here at LeafGuard we wanted to take a moment and share five fun family activities to do this Thanksgiving. We hope these tips help you and your family build lasting holiday memories. And if you’ve noticed your old gutters have become a problem for your home and lawn, then now is the perfect time to replace them with LeafGuard. Give us a call today and schedule your free in-home estimate and gutter inspection. We hope these tips were helpful and we wish you a very happy thanksgiving.