Vermont Woods Studios Handmade Furniture

Thanksgiving is NOT about sales

November 25th, 2013 by Michelle Rooks

Sometimes Thanksgiving gets lost in all of the Christmas shopping hoopla. Let us take a moment to reflect just what it is we are thankful for.

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, it’s important to remember that this holiday was not originally intended to promote Christmas sales. More and more we see “Black Friday” move into Thanksgiving Day. I thought it would be nice to reach out to some of our customers, craftsmen, and Vermont Woods Studios staff to see what they are thankful for this year.

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I’m thankful for my home and awesome new dog!      -Kelsey, VWS Marketing Assistant

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I am thankful for my incredibly supportive husband and my crazy little 2 year old. I love that I have the opportunity to stay home and care for our son – I am one lucky mom (on most days anyway!).      -Lisa, Customer, Maplewood, NJ

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I am thankful to live in a country where violence and terror are not the norms for resolving political differences. I am thankful for the men and women of the Armed Forces, emergency service workers and other public service members who are separated from friends and family during Thanksgiving because they are providing for the defense and safety of our communities, whether they be in war zones or here on American soil. I am thankful for those who put themselves in harm’s way to give me the freedom that I often take for granted. It is because of them that I have the ability to spend time at home with friends and family.      -Loryn, VWS Sales

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Health, Family & Friends!      -Cheryl, Craftsman

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I am thankful for my family and getting to spend Thanksgiving with them and not having to cook!      -Sean, VWS Sales

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I don’t want to sound too schmaltzy, but I am thankful for my family: that my wife and I are still committed to each other; that my kids are happy, successfully launched and making their way in the world; that I have an extended family whom I love and who love me. Beyond my blood family, I am grateful for the friends and community that make me feel like I’m a part of something larger than myself.

Except for a few people, in the end the great bulk of us are remembered only for how well we loved others and how well they loved us. I am thankful to have so many people to love.

Happy Thanksgiving.      -Steve, Craftsman

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This being my first year at Vermont Woods Studios, I am thankful to be working with such a great team doing work I enjoy, while helping the environment and supporting our local craftspeople!      -Martin, VWS Webmaster

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In a nutshell—I am thankful for my wonderful family, for health and for peace!      -Cheryl, Customer, McLean, VA

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I am thankful for our friendly, witty, quirky, dedicated staff members at Vermont Woods Studios that make our customers feel like family!      -Peggy, Founder and VWS Visionary

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This is my first Thanksgiving at Vermont Woods Studios. Having been part of a company downsizing a little over a year ago, I can’t believe how lucky I am to now be working with a group of like-minded people and so close to my own home. And, so my family doesn’t think I don’t appreciate them, I will give a shout out to my amazing daughters and my very patient husband. I would also be remiss if I omitted my theater and church family members!      -Michelle, VWS Sales

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Vermont Woods Studios!

 

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