Let me explain exactly what Tie One on Day is. And no, it's not what you think being that it is also the most popular day for partying, ha! It's actually an act of kindness. Here's how Sharon explains it:
"On the day before Thanksgiving, women across the country will be celebrating the day by wrapping a loaf of bread in an apron, tucking a prayer or a note of encouragement in the pocket, and then delivering the bundle to someone in need of physical or spiritual sustenance — or both. What could be nicer than receiving such a gift? "
A sponsor of the event, apronicity shares the history of this day
Apron-iCity is a proud sponsor of National Tie One On Day. Celebrated on November 24, 2010, Tie One On Day is an opportunity for people throughout the country to put the “give” back in Thanksgiving.
Here EllynAnee Geisel shares about putting the “give” back in Thanksgiving and National Tie One Day:
Four years ago, EllynAnne Geisel was rolling dough for “one more pie” for her Thanksgiving feast, “When I suddenly took stock of the amount of food I’d prepared for the next-day’s holiday meal.” For a dozen guests, Geisel recalls, “there was just too much!” Deciding that her company “absolutely did not need another dessert choice,” she spontaneously wrapped a sweet in a handy piece of cloth…an apron. “Then I wrote Thinking of You on a note card, and still wearing my own apron, walked out the front door.” Within a block, Geisel was presenting the wrapped treat to a very surprised neighbor, “who I’d heard was experiencing a difficult time.”
Turns out, Geisel was in for a surprise herself. “I hadn’t anticipated that acknowledging my neighbor with a baked good would have me feeling positively buoyant.”
It is that win-win for participant and receiver that Geisel is promoting through her National Tie One On Day TM.. Celebrated on November 24, 2010, Tie One On Day is an opportunity for people throughout the country to put the “give” back in Thanksgiving.
According to Geisel, a store-bought item is as easily wrapped as homemade, “and the cloth can be anything from an apron to a napkin.”
Surely we can all find someone in need a few steps or even blocks away. And, what a wonderful idea to put the "give" back in Thanksgiving. Remember that this can be anything you wish! It can be store bought or homemade, wrapped in an apron, dish towel, or even a napkin. Don't forget to include a little card of encouragement or perhaps even humorous.
Please let me know if you will be participating and what you will be doing. I will post my contribution on Thanksgiving Day and I hope you'll come back and do the same. I can't wait to see what wonderful things people do.
Oh and please go and visit my friend, Sharon over at Faith, Hope, and Cherry Tea. She has a wonderful blog and you'll be glad you did!