Honoring Veterans Day and Thanksgiving

Front Porch Appeal Newsletter - Issue #87

We thank our Veterans!
A heartfelt appreciation to all of our Veterans
It's appropriate that Veteran's Day falls close to Thanksgiving. As ours is a military family, we appreciate and honor all who've served and to their families who also sacrificed much. Please enjoy our article about the importance of Veterans Day. Thank you!


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Photo is courtesy of Rowland-W
Feel free to download this card that Mary made to say thanks to a vet you may know, perhaps a co-worker, landscaper, bank teller, neighbor, or family member. They will appreciate the kind gesture.


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Thanksgiving Is Nearly Here

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From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving to our USA friends. This year we will be celebrating with our family (all 7 grandchildren) at a beautiful state park - building family memories and enjoying the company of each other. We'd love to hear what traditions you have for Thanksgiving.

As Thanksgiving approaches (whether we are ready or not), a nicely decorated front porch is always a welcome sight for family and friends alike.

Whether its a simple wreath on the front door or an amazing array of holiday decor, Mary and I have some ideas you can use on your porch this season.

In addition, we've included a few very popular holiday projects that are fun and easy to make for your porch or yard.


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See More Thanksgiving Porch Decorating Ideas
Delight your friends and family for Thanksgiving this year with a colorful front porch. We have lots of ideas you can use that are simple yet elegant. See all of our Thanksgiving and fall decorating ideas.


thanksgiving porch decorating idea using birdbath and gourds
Blue birdbath becomes a focal point (the birds won't mind!)
The birds did not enjoy our cobalt blue birdbath for splashing so we have employed it as a year 'round decoration on our porch. Isn't it a pretty scene for this time of year?


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May you and yours enjoy a tranquil Thanksgiving



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Take a moment to enjoy the day on your porch
If your weather permits, of course. Aa we live in the south, we may have more porch days in the autumn than some of you may have. No matter what, take a little time for yourself to simply put your feet up and think of your blessings. It's food for the soul.


Thanksgiving Porch and Home Decoration Ideas

Here are a few of our favorite Thanksgiving decorative items; we like ones you can easily reuse from year to year.

Use this colorful lighted fall garland throughout the season.


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Get this lighted Thanksgiving garland - available on amazon.com (affiliate link)
Kids will love this outdoor gobbly wobbly turkey.


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Delightful inflatable turkey - available on amazon.com (affiliate link)


This lighted window cornucopia decal instantly gives your home a real Thanksgiving aura!
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Lighted Thanksgiving Cornucopia Window Silhouette Decoration - available on amazon.com (affiliate link)
This refined Thanksgiving door wreath will add lots of curb appeal for the holiday.


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Exquisite front door wreath - available on amazon.com (affiliate link)



Our Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Project

Our happy turkey is easy to make; just use our tutorial. Kids will have fun assembling and painting their happy turkey!


thanksgiving front porch turkey craft idea
Happy Thanksgiving turkey craft idea
We love this turkey we made for our porch and enjoy putting it out every year.


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This charming cottage with a nice front porch is as cozy as it looks - all 733 square feet of it. Two bedrooms and the porch is a generous 10 feet depth. Get more details at Family Home Plans


We thank our Veterans!
Enjoy the beauty of November, porch friends!



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Mary and Dave Happy porch sitting from your friends,

Mary and Dave


Life is short. Enjoy your porch.



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