Front Porch Appeal
Thankful In So Many Ways
Issue #83 November 2016November - the month for giving thanks for our veterans and for our many blessings. And we think November should be declared as National Porch Sitting Month too!
When we speak of blessings, we all have so very much to be thankful for. Even on off days, if we just look around us, we have much to be grateful for - from the air we breathe, to the birds singing to the humblest of porches we might have.
Our hearts can be lifted by giving attention to simple blessings in our everyday lives. We are grateful for each of you.
November is also the month of great food and family gatherings and the perfect time to enjoy time outdoors and hopefully time to relax on your porch even if it means bundling up and taking a hot cup of cocoa with you.
Veterans Day TributeAt any given moment there are thousands of military personnel serving here and abroad who have pledged to give their all for something greater than themselves.
And among us are thousands of veterans: co-workers, friends, family members, your child's bus driver, first responders, teachers, and acquaintances who did the same.
Military Members and Their FamiliesNovember 11th is a special day for us as we've had a long family history of serving in the Armed Forces.
Mary and I salute all the military veterans and their families - we wouldn't be free without you!
Pictured here is Dave's Dad, Wayne (from when he served during WWII), our son Tom (who currently serves in the USAF) and Dave (who served for 20 years in the USAF).
And this year our oldest grandson, Cameron, has joined the ROTC program at his high school. We are super proud of him too.
We make it easy to recognize someone you know who is a military veteran. Perhaps it is a family member, friend, or co-worker.
They would appreciate your thoughtfulness on November 11th.
Download and print out this free Veteran's Day card. Write your own personal messageg and mail it. Someone will truly appreciate your kindness.
Which 2017 Porch Calendar Do You Like Most?Every year Dave and I would get a porch calendar, but they were ho-hum. Some of the months didn't even have porches. :-(
So we decided to create our own. And not only did we create this charming front porch calendar, but we also coordinated this lovely screened porch calendar. When you see and feel the quality of the calendars, you'll be proud to give them as gifts.
Even if you hadn't planned on getting your 2017 calendars yet, we thought you'd like to see this as a gift idea.
Both can be found in our Front Porch Ideas Zazzle Store and almost any day of the week you can get a nice discount at their site.
Front Porch Parade: This is a beautiful 12-month front porch calendar; the porches in our calendar belong to homeowners who are porch lovers like you. You will sense their pride (and maybe a bit of porch envy too) when you turn the pages.
Screened Porch Bliss: A calendar of lovingly designed and beautifully built screen porches by our sponsor, The Porch Company in Nashville, TN. Each month you will want to put your feet up on these screened porches and read a great book.
Our Pick for a November Porch Decoration
Watch the Video of Our Turkey Craft
Watch the Video of Our Turkey Craft
Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours!
Here's wishing you have a very wonderful day!
Beautifully Lit Front Porch For Christmas
Make a Veteran Happy
Download Our Free Card to Thank Them
Instructions: Just download, print on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper.
Then fold it and mail. You will make a Veteran happy!
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