Blogger Toolkit

Do you have a blog and want to help spread this message and be part of the movement? Here are some tools to help make this easier for you!

Make sure to let us know if you post something and we'll feature your blog on RespecttheBird.com!

For Interviews with a Respect the Bird spokesperson or Doug Matthews, please contact:

Stephanie Robinett

Get the Widget
Use the code below to put this widget onto your blog! Help Respect the Bird rack up pledges and show the world that this is an issue that people care about!

Press Release

Respect the Bird! 82 Percent of Consumers Say Thanksgiving Drowned Out by Christmas Marketing Noise

About Respect the Bird - Video
Want to embed the YouTube Video that explains Respect the Bird into your blog? Use this code:

Embed Code

Help create awareness by posting the logo, Facebook icons or Respect the Bird images below.

Hi-Res Logo

Small Sash

8 1/2 x 11 Printable Sign

Facebook Icons

Community Images

Show your support by sporting one of these badges on your blog!

 150x150 image:

235-4x90 image:

250x250 image:


Looking for stats and information on this program or Thanksgiving overall? Check out Allrecipes Monthly Measuring Cups on Thanksgiving!

Holiday Planning Insights - November 2011 Monthly Measuring Cup

Thanksgiving Holiday Attitudes and Behaviors - November 2011 Monthly Measuring Cup V2


"Allrecipes.com thrives on its vibrant user community of more than 25 million passionate home cooks like Doug Matthews. When we saw how our community responded to Doug's blog, we knew we had to help that community express its appreciation for what we all think is truly the best day of the year."
- Lisa Sharples, President of Allrecipes

“We have all different walks of life in our family. This is a really rough time to be bombarded with ‘you gotta buy, you gotta buy…I think consumers would still love deals if they happened on the Friday after.”
- Penny Hanstad, Allrecipes.com Community Member

"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. Lets enjoy Thanksgiving instead of letting Christmas Occupy Thanksgiving."
- Doug Matthews, Allrecipes.com Community Member and Leader of the Respect the Bird movement

"Thanksgiving is an amazing holiday and I believe I was speaking for a lot of people when I wrote the blog post last year about Respect the Bird. I am thrilled that Allrecipes is taking Respect the Bird to a new level with this campaign and I hope it sets a precedence that the holiday be celebrated by sharing thanks and good food with friends and family, not Black Friday shopping!"
- Doug Matthews, Allrecipes.com Community Member and Leader of the Respect the Bird movement


  1. I posted your Widget on my right side bar! Love this!

  2. I posted the widget on my sidebar too! Love this idea, Thanksgiving deserves it's time in the spotlight!

  3. I added the Respect The Bird widget and logo onto my site! This is a wonderful idea. I'm so happy to hear so many others feel the same way I do!

  4. I added the widget and just wrote a blog entry about this. Thanks for leading the way. http://sparklingcoppernest.blogspot.com/2012/11/respect-bird.html