Fortunate Friday, Our Answer to Black Friday

Whereas so many individuals had been in search of offers and gross sales on black Friday, the ladies in my household had been having fun with a distinct sort of day. On the day after Thanksgiving, a day after giving thanks for what we now have and spending time with the folks in our lives whom we love, the concept of black Friday shouldn’t be very interesting. The concept of combating crowds, standing in traces, and potential getting harm solely to “get a deal” doesn’t sound like enjoyable to us.

About seven years in the past, in our household, we began our personal custom, and I’ve named it “Lucky Friday.” After having fun with Thanksgiving with one another or our respective households, we come collectively to get pleasure from some woman time. Sure we store, nevertheless we frequent craft gala’s, reward outlets, small e-book shops, and consignment outlets. We not solely discover very distinctive objects, we’re additionally supporting small enterprise and having fun with the wares and crafts of gifted native artisans.

After we see Christmas decorations that remind us of our previous celebrations, it stirs up reminiscences of those that are not with us and holidays we spent with them. We reminisce, we chortle, and maybe shed a tear, but it surely fills us with s sense of togetherness and household. We really feel lucky.

Annually somebody comes up with a brand new concept of the right way to spend the day. Final yr our journey from one store to the subsequent took us by means of the countryside. We had no visitors to cope with, no crowds; for us it was a day to chill out, to benefit from the surroundings and to be collectively. This yr, we supported new native outlets, and naturally made time for our favourite store which all the time finds its approach into our route.

Our group adjustments a little bit every year relying on who is accessible to hitch us. This yr, my sister’s granddaughter joined us. She was dwelling for the vacation and we had been honored that she wished to spend the day with us. We hope it should encourage her to hold on this household custom with the subsequent era.