2020 is almost behind us (yeesh).
Things have been anything but normal this year, but all things considered, November is looking pretty good. Eggnog and stocking stuffers are popping up right on cue, and the colors of autumn are painting store aisles across the Hudson Valley. It is time to start thinking about Thanksgiving decor ideas before napkins and paper plates are all that’s left.
Last Days of Fall in the Hudson Valley – Let’s Get Ready to Celebrate Thanksgiving! – by Kei Kullberg
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The holiday spirit is coming to life—maybe a bit too early for some holidays. But Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and your creativity will play a crucial role in bringing some semblance of normalcy to these atypical family gatherings. There are plenty of Thanksgiving decor ideas that will help you keep the holiday spirit alive during your socially-distanced holidays. They don’t require a ton of effort either.
Town & Country Mag recommends using the iconic turkey sparingly. It is kind of a softball as far as Thanksgiving decor ideas go, and it can detract from the overall aesthetic when used overwhelmingly. Turkey themed decorations should be sprinkled throughout the home as accent pieces because there are plenty of opportunities to get creative with the rest of the space.
An organic look goes a long way. And since fall is harvest season, produce baskets and seasonal items like pumpkins and apples make phenomenal decorative pieces for any open surface. You can paint them for extra wow-factor, or incorporate autumn-themed floral displays to create a vibrant cacophony of fall colors. Town & Country even suggests repurposing an autumn-themed wreath as a table centerpiece, with a serving dish or candle in the middle. Fall colors are short-lived and awe-inspiring, so don’t miss out on the chance to create a jaw-dropping tablescape this year.
The Thanksgiving decor ideas we have talked about so far are intended to draw the gaze. However, you still need a plan to tie it all together. Most of us are fine with single-use plates and flatware for family get-togethers. Some of us are even required to use them this year. But if you don’t plan on forking out for expensive china, you can accomplish a lot with the right cloth napkin selection. Go bold and patterned or minimalist and simplistic—there’s no right answer. It is all about finding a contrast between your table settings and the rest of the decorative pieces. You can also use unconventional napkin rings and placemats to give the place settings more oomph.
Don’t underestimate the power of holiday decor. Like any sensory input, vision ties heavily into experience and nostalgia. Now more than ever, we have all earned the right to enjoy the holidays with our families uninhibited. No matter how things continue to change around us, the holiday spirit remains alive and well. Let’s keep it that way by making this Thanksgiving more festive than ever before.
Get to Know Hudson Valley’s Own Kei The Mortgage Guy
Starting out at Superior Mortgage as a Production Associate, I have integrated my passions and knowledge of the mortgage industry into my work. I then moved on to be an efficient and detail orientated Loan Processor. Loan processing taught me how to analyze loans in a way that would enhance my skills and understanding of the mortgage industry.
Since November of 2018, I have become a licensed Loan Originator and Branch Manager of the Superior Mortgage Fishkill Branch. Customer Service and meeting client’s needs is an expertise of mine and striving to get clients in their new homes is especially what motivates me day in and day out.
I grew up in Cornwall, NY, which then lead me to attend the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, NY. From there I attended the University of Alaska at Anchorage and furthered my education experience at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business and Economics. At St. Lawrence I was the MVP of the Division 1 Alpine Ski Team who also took part in numerous community service events throughout each semester.
My experience of working with real estate investors small and large has taught me the importance of using real estate as a tool for investing and gaining long term wealth. I will continue my real estate investment journey with the help and influence of my clients and talented co-workers. I am also passionate about skiing, photography, and any sport that takes place on the water.
Hudson Valley is one of the most competitive real estate markets in the country, so you always should work with the best mortgage broker in the Hudson Valley area in order to get your loan situated quickly and smoothly, so feel free to reach out, and let’s talk about your home buying goals! You can find me at keithemortgageguy.com.