Monday, November 22, 2010

Tie One On Day is coming !!!

Do you know about "Tie One On" ?  I just love the concept!  I had totally planned on doing it again this year, but I'm going to be out of town.  We're going to The Dillard House (know where that is?   Love it for Thanksgiving!!!) I had half-seriously considered going ahead and doing it again and taking it with me on the trip to give to them.

If you've never heard of it, here's a little bit about it.  I had read about this a few years ago on Ellen Anne Geisel's site.  She's the author of The Apron Book and her website is called Apron Memories (love that!) .  It's one day to share with someone who might be in need of a kind gesture.

Here's what Ellyn has to say about it (I'm quoting directly from her blog):

"Four years ago, I noticed that Thanksgiving was talked about in terms more commonly associated with stress, than joy. I remembered my mother’s absolute love of Thanksgiving, as a day more than anything else of sharing and gratefulness. So I created National Tie One On Day™ as an annual opportunity to return the “give” to Thanksgiving by sharing our good fortune with someone in need of a kind gesture.

National Tie One On Day™ has nothing to do with purchasing anything special or even driving!

Participation is simple. On the day before Thanksgiving, November 24th this year, pause in the preparation of your own meal, wrap a loaf of bread or other baked good in an apron, tuck a prayer or note of encouragement in the pocket, and tie one on…an apron, of course! and deliver the wrapped bundle to someone without your bounty… a neighbor, friend or family member in need of physical or spiritual sustenance, a bit of recognition or just a kind word.

I know it to be true that whether you live in a high rise apartment building or on a quiet block, no matter which direction you walk out of your own front door, someone deserving of a gesture of kindness is close by.

National Tie One On Day™ is a win-win, for the participant and the receiver. By embracing National Tie One On Day™, you will make someone else’s day brighter."
Don't have an apron?  Can't make one or buy one?  No problem!  I (along with other women around the country) have been known to just buy...or make... a kitchen towel and wrap that up in it.  I got that idea from my friend Margy who is known for giving baked bread wrapped up in dishtowels.  Little did she know what she was inspiring!

So, I am presenting it to you, and if this is something you are interested in doing, I would LOVE to hear about it after Thanksgiving!   I know, there isn't much time... two days, but if you're baking anyway, how about throwing in another mix?  You never know what good may come from it.    I'm totally doing this again next year, but maybe I can live through you and your good deeds this year!  Just be sure to come back and either comment, or if you do, and blog about it, come back and leave a link to let us all know about it!

She has even provided a downloadable PDF file to print out a card to write your note of encouragement on.  Click here to go to that page.

Until then...
        Be Sweet!


  1. We will be out of town as well, but it is a wonderful idea!

  2. That is a wonderful idea!! We had Thanksgiving in October - but will have to try to remember that for next year.


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