Thanksgiving is going to look quite different for most of us this year. In fact, this whole year has looked and felt different for the entire world. The pandemic has been nothing short of horrifying, and when you throw in a US Presidential election, economic uncertainty, natural disasters, and top it off with online schooling...well, you can understand why it has been one of the toughest years in modern history. And, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, you would be forgiven for thinking there is not much to be thankful for in 2020. However, we believe there is everything to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. This Holiday is not just about being thankful; it is about acceptance, forgiveness and starting a-new, and we could all do with a fresh start.
Historically, as we know, the celebration of Thanksgiving is a feast to give thanks for the fruits of the previous harvest. Yet this national festival has transpired into something much more. And while many of us cannot be with friends and family this year, an undoubtedly difficult thing to comprehend and accept, there is still something to be grateful for, even if it is just having a roof over your head. At Windows on Washington, we are thankful for many things. Yet perhaps what we are most grateful for is you – our clients. Throughout this pandemic, you have stuck with us through thick and thin. Without you, we would not be where we are today. It is thanks to you, who trusted us with your homes and took the time to write reviews and endorsed our tireless work that we have established our humble family business as a leading home improvement contractor in Maryland and Virginia, and have continued to do so throughout COVID-19. So on this Thanksgiving, we want to offer our most hearty and sincerest thanks.
While many of us cannot celebrate in the way we normally would (a massive home-feast with family and friends), it does not mean you cannot set the mood for Thanksgiving in your home with your immediate family. Here are some of our tips to get into the Thanksgiving spirit, no matter who you are celebrating with, or where you are enjoying the Holiday this year.
Give Your Home a New Coat of Paint
A fresh coat of paint will go a long way in making your home feel lovely and welcoming this Thanksgiving. And, it is a simple-enough project you can DIY in a weekend. Rooms with exposure to sunlight and pollution will likely be the worst affected by wear and tear, so we recommend starting with those rooms. Or, if you do not have time to coat every room, just do the ones where you will be spending the most time this Thanksgiving.
Make Sure Your Home is Toasty
Even if it is just your immediate family you are hosting for Thanksgiving dinner, you do not want to be feeling cold or uncomfortable around the dinner table. This is the time of year when the weather starts to cool down, so making sure your home is well insulated is vital. One of the best investments you can make this winter and holiday season is investing in insulation. Not only will it keep your home toasty and warm, but it will also help lower your utility bills across the year - so it is a win-win!
Thanksgiving Decorations are a Must
What better way to get into the Holiday spirit than some beautiful decorations? Put a smile on the faces of your family, and people who pass by your home with some Thanksgiving-inspired ornaments. There are a few ways you can decorate your home, starting with a beautiful Harvest wreath on your front door. A Horn of Plenty is also a wonderfully traditional Thanksgiving holiday decoration, while anything with pumpkin, squash, corn, and gourd is sure to give your home a beautiful Thanksgiving feel.
Once again from the WoW team to all of you, thank you for sticking by us this year.
We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, however you choose to celebrate.