Every year I look forward to my two favorite holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. A great time with family, friends, schedule slows down and good food. Did I mention, good food? But, each year Thanksgiving seems to be cut super short by the madness of Black Friday. And, I have to admit I have been caught in a line or two camping out with hundreds of others, trying to get one of those 7 televisions! LOL!
But, in recent years, Black Friday has become too crazy for me and I have been wanting that feeling of getting back to family and what matters most!
So, BGR! Nation is excited to be teaming up with REI again for #OptOutside. REI is again shaking things up with its #OptOutside campaign, and is closing all of its 149 stores and paying all 12,000+ employees to take the day off, because Thanksgiving is a time to reconnect with the people you love, in the places you love!
This Black Friday (November 23), our wallets are taking a rest day and we will be outside enjoying nature and enjoying life. NEW this year we have planned events in several cities across the country, so be sure to stay tuned to attend an event near you!
We're encouraging you to shake things up a bit too and pass on the Black Friday chaos and head outside with your friends and family, for a walk, run, or simply a breath of fresh air. Come on and join us!