We've had some great grassroots appreciation for Thanksgiving and Respect the Bird! Check out the newest amazing quotes, comments, and media stories from Thanksgiving fans about Respect the Bird!
CBS The Early Show - Black Friday starts on Black Thursday now. We've had a lot of folks
who are upset about that. You can like Respect the Bird!
WHEC NBC - Turkey day is just a few days away and 66 percent of hosts say they plan on making the meal from scratch.
Washington Post with video - Stores that once closed their doors in deference to the holiday are now touting Turkey Day deals starting as early as 9 p.m.
SFGate/San Francisco Chronicle - How do you relax when you know you're heading out the door at 10 p.m. or so to go to work, and work all night long?" she said.
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Experts and even some retailers admit that the tactics don't really boost sales and profits the way television footage and newspaper photos of mobs bursting through doors suggest they do. The over-the-top retail frenzy is more defensive in nature.
Chicago Parent - From that came respectthebird.com, where over 3,000 people so far have taken a pledge to not shop or decorate their houses or buy a tree or indulge in any other Christmas tradition until Thanksgiving is over.
TechFlash - Some shoppers told The New York Times that they’re fed up with waking up early to find stores full of people and out-of-stock on the best deals.
Mother Nature Network - It's only when things creep earlier does the whole season whip into a frenzy that somehow can't be contained in one month.
OnlyKent - You might want to begin looking at some Thanksgiving recipes now and we have rounded up some of the very best Thanksgiving recipe selections to help make your day go smoothly.
MomTrends - After all, from the very beginning Thanksgiving has been an American holiday about being thankful about what we have—the big things in life, family, friendships, memories, good health—not about crazy stuff on sale.
An Open Cookbook - So I am dedicating this posting to the Respect The Bird campaign by making a list of what I am thankful for....and also giving you a nice light soup recipe you can make this week before T-day.
Ecofrugal Living - However, Christmas creep is a particularly egregious example because it means that another perfectly good holiday, Thanksgiving, gets glossed over as if it didn't count.
KirstinPotPie - Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas as much as anybody, but this year I have made a pledge to Respect the Bird.
Behind The Shades - I have never gone shopping on Black Friday and I don’t intend to go shopping on “Black Thursday” this year either (looking at you Toys R Us & Walmart).
The 7up Experience - It's November. A month with 2 special Holidays....Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving. Both separate but both meaningful and honorable days for the month of November.
The Hidden Foodie in Me - I can't believe it has already been a year since last Thanksgiving. Being this close to it has made me reflect on what was happening then.
Lost jobs and the art of shopping - Come on folks..... the beauty of the Thanksgiving holiday is that the only expectation is a good family/friends meal with no pressure to buy that special someone a special something with our hard earned money/credit cards.
Never Perfect, Always Good – I've never been one to battle the crowds at midnight on Thanksgiving to get "the best deals" on items that won't be remembered the next year.
The Daily Gourmet – There's no reason to not take the pledge - if you're disgusted with Christmas stuff appearing as early as September, if you're annoyed with the Christmas songs playing just days after Halloween, if you've had the unfortunate experience to work Thanksgiving in the past, if you detest Black Friday etc., take the pledge!
Pointless Ramblings of a Verbose Cook w/a Loooong List of Food Aversions – Even though I don't personally really care for Thanksgiving, I DO think we, as a society, need to SLOW down and not rush right from Halloween to Christmas.
Magically Delicious – Gratitude is a really freeing thing.
Hunter/Gatherer - Celebrating my grandparent's wedding anniversary (this year is Number 60!) learning more about the people I love, having everyone to my house for one day, sitting back and watching four generations come together with no material things—no gifts, no shopping, no expectations.
Linda’s boring ramblings - I usually spend time with some church people or volunteering this time of year. Good for the soul.
Another Day in the Life of Lisa - Thanksgiving is a terrific holiday - one of families and friends and remembering what we are thankful for...before the gluttony of the holiday season makes us all greedy and whiny.