Posts Tagged ‘ thanksgiving ’

BUY NOTHING DAY!

November 24, 2011

well, today is the day. the day we’ve waited for all year….the day that kicks off the holiday season for 2011: BUY NOTHING DAY! that’s right, folks, here at BIG THINGS we don’t celebrate black friday. here’s why: 1) holidays should be about spending time with your family, community, and giving back, not about...
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thanksgiving ragamuffins

November 24, 2011

while looking for some thanksgiving images to share, i came across several photos of kids in costume dressed up as “ragamuffins” or “maskers”- ashy faces, oversized ragdoll clothes, their parents wallets and handbags- begging for pennies in the 1930s and 1940s. it seems like this tradition of dressing up like beggars was confined to...
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happy thanksgiving!

November 25, 2010

here’s wishing you and your families a happy, healthy, and peaceful holiday weekend! nico and i are heading to see his family up in ukiah, then over the pass to reno to spend the weekend with mine. i spent the whole day baking cookies & brussels sprouts and i can’t wait to get down...
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alaskan thanksgiving

November 22, 2010

originally i wanted to write about my search for the perfect winter parka…but while researching the history of parkas and looking for images in the alaska’s digital archives, i quickly realized that shopping for outerwear is incredibly boring in comparison to the inuit blanket toss! nalukataq is the harvest festival celebrating the end of...
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