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Both Indoors & Out The Green Register Celebrates the Beauty of Thanksgiving!

 

Both Indoors & Out The Green Register Celebrates the Beauty of Thanksgiving!

 

The ‘colors’ of Thanksgiving are absolutely stunning! The fall colors outside, with the leaves changing and the air crisp and clean, is perfection. While inside…the scents and colors boggle the mind as the golden turkey, the colorful stuffing, the sparkling greens, the dark orange and brown of the line of pies that take up the desert table (YUM!) – take their place for a Thanksgiving Day meal that is above and beyond spectacular. Whether inside or outside – it is all about the ‘colors’ we enjoy most. But even though we are talking about a holiday that is truly a celebration of America – a celebration of who we are and the peace we found among each other during a time of strife – it is also about making sure our surroundings grow even more beautiful as the years pass by.

 

Thanksgiving equals tradition. Family, friends, food, football – this is a time when everything seems right in the world. But as you stare out your windows, or perhaps play a football game in the yard before dinner, or jump into the piles of leaves outside the door, remember that this is the world you want. This is the world you want your children to enjoy as they grow up and host their own Thanksgiving Day meals. Therefore, it isn’t hard to add a few things to this amazing tradition – things that are all about keeping our world ‘green’ and clean, as you enjoy the immaculate holiday season to come.

 

To help capture the spirit – the meaning of the very first Thanksgiving and living off the land – you and your family can add to your own celebration some eco-friendly traditions. With Thanksgiving should come the ‘3 R’s’ that we all speak about all year long – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. To reduce the amount of groceries and produce you purchase that may just go to waste, head to the store and buy just what you need, and if you can, make sure that the products you’re about to cook and serve to your family come in recyclable wrappings. That way, not only can you enjoy the great-tasting meal even more, but there won’t be any garbage to throw away that will harm the world outside.

 

In fact, you can have a completely recycled table if you think about it. When you cart those reusable bags to the grocery store, you can leave behind the napkins, paper towels, etc, and use the stunning cloth napkins you have back at the house to decorate your table. Any plastic, paper, glass – anything – can be recycled, and any leftovers that you don’t wish to eat can be added to a compost bin. This will be used to enrich the soil so well that in the springtime you will have a stunning garden.

 

And, remember, locally grown food is great for both the inside table and the outside world. Better for your health, better for the environment, and helps your local economy by leaps and bounds, allowing your farmers and merchants to have an even better holiday season than they imagined. Also, throw in some organic foods for your ‘green’ Thanksgiving. Think about it: fruits, vegetables and grains that are grown without chemicals and meat that’s produced without antibiotics – this food is completely healthier and fantastic for your outside world!

 

You wish to reduce global warming? Easy as pie. Just cut down on the highway travel this year. Celebrate at home surrounded by the ones you love. And when it comes to Black Friday shopping – try to shop locally and ride the bike out in that clean, fresh air. Gosh knows we need to exercise after diving into that Thanksgiving meal the day before, so a good bike ride carrying reusable shopping bags can make the Black Friday shopping trip a whole heck of a lot more fun

 

And even though most people think of decorations as a “Christmas” thing, Thanksgiving can have its share of decorations as well. From the harvest decor to the cornucopias that are filled with holiday colors or fresh fruit as the centerpiece on the table – all recyclable products can be utilized in order to make the decorations absolutely beautiful and beyond memorable for your family gathering.

 

But, in the end, protecting that outside world and making it better for generations to come is just as important as that inside world, where the turkey is being served, the football is being watched, and the family is all together loving life and thanking the heavens for having the ones they love beside them for yet another spectacular holiday. So as you take care of the outside world, remember to say thanks for those people. If you are one of the lucky ones who still have the ability to sit at a table surrounded by Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, Uncles, Aunts, sisters, brothers – rejoice in that! And if you’re too far away or can’t be there at that table anymore, always keep in mind the people who you love and who love you, as you head into the holiday season with a giving, kind heart full of hope and faith. Hope that we can save our planet, our health, and that stunning outside world for the ones we love to enjoy for centuries to come. And, of course, enjoy that pumpkin pie!

 

Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody!

Amy

 

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