Switch it up This Black Friday

Yosemite Valley

Black Friday is typically a popular event for the enthusiastic shopper, but it doesn’t have to be! Instead of chasing down sales, it can be a day to spend quality time with your family. Try something new this Black Friday and plan your buys online. This will save you stress and time, especially if you wait for great deals on Cyber Monday. Whether you feel like staying inside or exploring outdoors, here are a few alternative ways to spend the day after Thanksgiving. 

Get Out and Get Active

Get your body moving by exploring outside! We live a short way from a peaceful trail walk or a hike surrounded by natural beauty. Explore your choice of nature, with nearby locations like Yosemite or Sequoia National Parks. Plan your adventure here!

Outside Family Time

Get some fresh air! Consider taking your family to a park near your home to play some classic games like flag football and frisbee. Parks aren’t just for children, but if you have little ones it’s a win-win! You can even enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back home. It’s a nice way to spend a little family time outside of your living room.

Redecorate Your Home

Making the transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas can be quite the task. Instead of fighting for shopping carts and hunting down the best price, take this opportunity to add a little Christmas spirit to your home. Replace the pumpkins with reindeer and snowmen. Switch out the Fall decorations to Christmas garland and stringed lights, inside and outside of your home! Check out our Pinterest Christmas Decorating board for cute and creative ideas.

Snuggle Up and Get Cozy

If you’re looking for a more relaxed holiday, snuggle up by the fire with a warm beverage. For those of you who don’t have a fireplace, get a little creative and break out your heating blanket for a warm snuggle on the couch. You can spend your time watching holiday movies, building a puzzle or playing games with your family. You could even knit your favorite winter accessories. Either way, you will stay warm and clock some much-needed downtime.

Feast on Leftovers

Thanksgiving comes with a lot of leftover food! Find recipes to help you make delicious new meals with all your leftover favorite Thanksgiving dishes.