THE ONLINE CORNER – Prepared for Snapd Dufferin / Snapd Caledon October 2019 edition
Showing Gratitude and Appreciation ONLINE
Welcome October. Cooler temperatures, warm slippers, pumpkin spice everything!!!…and Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a traditional time here in Canada where most of us take pause to not only spend time with family and stuff ourselves full of delicious turkey dinners, but also to think about the things that we are grateful for.
Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day is an annual Canadian holiday, occurring on the second Monday in October, which celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Thanksgiving has been officially celebrated as an annual holiday in Canada since November 6, 1879. Wikipedia
Here are 5 ways that you can celebrate Thanksgiving and share your gratitude ONLINE.
- Update your social media profile pictures and cover photos. If you use a program such as Canva to create graphics there are lots of templates to choose from that will be of a Thanksgiving theme. Alternatively you can take your own photos and turn them into a Gratitude Graphic. If you manage a social media page for a business or organization it is a very effective strategy to swap out your social media covers for special occasions.
- Share social media posts about what you are thankful for. Social media content showing gratitude can have a positive ripple effect. Use hashtags such as #Gratitude #Blessings #Thanks #Thanksgiving #Love #Hope #Appreciation
- Celebrate Thanksgiving by posting and sharing pictures and recipes of holiday food. The internet loves food recipes, videos, and images. This time of year in Canada people are once again thinking of hearty stews, soups, comfort food. Not to mention Turkey and all of the trimmings that go along with a traditional Thanksgiving Meal.
- Show your local businesses your gratitude and appreciation this month by supporting their business. Purchase local, and support small business. Like and share their social media content. Leave positive reviews on Google or Facebook. A positive review is extremely valuable to a business, and you can help support your favourite local businesses with this simple task!
- Support non-profit organizations that are doing good in the world, and perhaps right in your home town. The Orangeville Food Bank will now be gearing up for their busy season with food drives, if you can’t donate food or time consider a small monthly donation via Canada Helps. Even $10 a month goes a long way!
Gratitude is defined as:
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. There are many ways that you can show gratitude this month, both online and in real life. I consider myself blessed to have the opportunity to work with Victoria from Snapd Dufferin/Caledon and to each of you that read my article this month.