This post is sponsored by Single Edition Media on behalf of La Brea Bakery. As always, I only work with brands I respect and all opinions are my own.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. And not just for the food. As I begin to decide what foods to make and how the holiday celebration will go, the word that keeps coming back to me is gratitude. I have much to be grateful for and many people to whom I owe thanks.
Thinking back over Thanksgiving holidays when I noticed someone working, I realize how many quietly go about their jobs on this holiday and others. How many make our community safer, cleaner, nicer – without most of us noticing as we concentrate on celebrations.
This year, La Brea Bakery is celebrating our Thanksgiving heroes by delivering fully catered meals to 5 finalists across the U.S. nominated by you – the readers of this and other participating blogs.
Next Tuesday, I’ll provide a link for entry to this campaign. If you have a Thanksgiving hero, someone you admire who is serving others and whose service means you won’t be able to share Thanksgiving dinner with them, then use the entry form to tell us about that individual and provide a photo of you and your Thanksgiving hero. The promotion closes on November 15, 2015 and then from November 17-20th, members of the public can vote for their favorites.
In the meantime, if you’re thinking about how to make Thanksgiving special for someone who has to work, here are a couple of ideas:
- Declare another day to be Thanksgiving #2, providing you a chance to give your Thanksgiving Hero the same meal on another day. After all, if the Queen of England celebrates 2 birthdays every year (her actual birthday and an official one), why can’t you have 2 Thanksgiving meals?
- Provide a beautifully written or drawn personalized gift certificate for a meal of the hero’s choosing at a time and date that works for them. They serve you (and our community), so imagine how nice it would be if you served them?
- If your Thanksgiving hero is out-of-town (or out-of-the-country), ship her or him a box of treats. Nothing nicer than getting a pretty package full of goodies from home.
And while nothing substitutes for being at the table in person, maybe you can bring your Thanksgiving hero to the table, at least electronically.
La Brea Bakery is a leading maker of artisanal breads, including many varieties of loaf bread, rolls, baguettes and flatbreads. Its products are sold nationwide through over 7,500 locations.
You can follow La Brea online through Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram for more updates on #ThanksgivingHeroes, as well as product discounts, and other information about the company and its products.
To learn more about the #ThanksgivingHero initiative, watch this.