Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Friendsgiving Turkey - No Phones Allowed! Maclay Visual Arts Partnering Up With Madison Social

Have you ever thought that cell phones are a blessing and a curse? Well, I have. I am a Generation X child and I am like - things use to be so much simpler. Those of you over 50 don't you agree? I remember my parents talking about "back in their day"...Lawdy me, I sound like them now! Cathy and I were asked to collaborate and create these turkey boxes for Madison Social here in Tallahassee. They are for their Friends-giving event that they hold at their restaurant. Yes, my friends... they are cell phone holders! You place your cell in them during the meal. Clever, huh! Love this idea and we were happy to help our community. This project ended up being a multi divisional lesson. Lower School got the feathers cut out and body's created. Middle and Upper School helped assemble and to add details. Aren't they cute? Glad we participated in this holiday outreach lesson.

I found this below and thought it was some solid advice as we move forward into more holidays.  Family ‘no phone zone’ Thanksgiving Day challenge Leave your phone out of the tradition

Silence is golden — All cell phones should be on silent or vibrate mode on Thanksgiving Day.

 Create a cell-phone free zone — Family can text, talk, surf online, and check Facebook as much as they want during the football game and kitchen prep, but not at the Thanksgiving table.

 No paparazzi — Take photos of family before or after the meal, but don’t whip out your camera phone during dinner.

 Take personal conversations outside (or in a different room) — If you must take or make a call on Thanksgiving Day, step outside or into another room, so that others aren’t forced to overhear your call.

 Take a break between courses — if people need to check their phones, build in breaks between the meal and dessert when everyone is stretching their legs anyway.

 Enjoy your family this Thanksgiving, and consider putting your phone away. You can get back on it after you’re stuffed with turkey and can’t move anymore!

When should you do Friendsgiving?
What day do people celebrate Friendsgiving? There's no official date for Friendsgiving, like there is for Thanksgiving (which is celebrating on the fourth Thursday of November, by the way). Many people choose to host it before legit Turkey Day, if they spend Thanksgiving traveling home to be with family.

Where does the term Friendsgiving come from?
The term Friendsgiving was coined in 2007 but grew in popularity in 2011 when Bailey's Irish Cream used the word in an advertising campaign, according to Merriam-Webster. In 2013, it was widely used and circulated, according to Google search data.

For more information on Friendsgiving check out these links below:

S, if you are in town...check out Madison Social!


Thanks for stopping by and we hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving with your friends and family! 1969

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