SpinSheet’s Blue Friday Nov. 27 Is for Outdoor Lovers

Four Ways To Take Advantage of Blue Friday November 27

You wake up exhausted, maybe with a little headache from overindulging in pumpkin pie or pumpkin-spiced beer, feeling as if you’d gained five pounds in one day… and then, you plan to go holiday shopping. Wait, what? What kind of marketer convinced you that that was the right thing to do the day after Thanksgiving in Chesapeake country?

Elliott and his sister Maureen enjoy Blue Friday 2019 together.

Several years ago, we at SpinSheet conceived of a better tradition than Black Friday—we call it Blue Friday. All are invited to participate on Friday, November 27, and it’s free! In the time of Covid, when so many family gatherings will be small or completely canceled, it makes even more sense to spend time outside enjoying the fresh air with friends and family. Here’s how you can join the Blue Friday fun:

  1. Bundle up. It’s usually cool the day after Thanksgiving in Chesapeake country, so dress appropriately to spend the day or even an hour of it outdoors. You’re sailors, so you already know the dress code and have the layers and jackets to be comfortable. You might have to give your more “indoorsy” family member some tips.
  2. Find a favorite spot on the water. Ideally, you would have a boat in the water and could go out on it, but for most of us whose boats will have already been winterized, we will have to settle for a waterfront town, pier, or beach where we can stroll with our family, friend, or dogs. Bring a garbage bag to pick up some trash if you like. You don’t have to stay all day, but take a moment to enjoy the scenery and the company of loved ones.

    If you can't get out on a boat, just being near the water is close enough. Photo by Julianne DeGraw Fettus

    3. Take a selfie. The selfie is the fun part. We love to see our readers joining the SpinSheet Blue Friday tradition. Send your photos to [email protected] or post them to social media with the hashtag #bluefriday.
    4. If you must shop, support your sailing and outdoor habits. If you do some shopping after you’ve taken your walk along the water, that’s okay, but we recommend shopping to support your sailing and other outdoor habits and shopping locally, starting with SpinSheet advertisers!

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