by Maria Pilar Clark
Cosmotot just launched its first annual Turkeystock 2009: A Thanksgiving Guide, and it’s stuffed with products to get everyone in the thanks-for-giving spirit well in advance of the actual day. Find fall trends like sweatshop-free onesies, kitschy hair clips, personalized dinner plates, eco-friendly flatware, and even some retro-chic gifts to help mom channel her domestic diva in style.
We all know November is a month traditionally associated with giving thanks and being thankful. And, while it would be a good practice to keep going all year round, it can be awkward to give credit where credit is due in every single situation. It might feel odd to thank the random leaf blower guy for spraying leaves in the other direction while you drive by or your baby for inventing wordless jokes and new ways of nose picking.
That’s where Thanked You comes in. The newly launched site (and free service) is simply about saying thank you. Whether it’s directed at the Chinese food delivery guy, a place or your co-workers latest great idea, it’s just about taking a moment to appreciate someone or something.
Even more interesting is that each thank you is anonymous with the belief that going incognito frees people from feeling weird about doing it in the first place. As the founders say, “think of it as another way to say thank you, not a replacement for all the other ways we say it.”
The idea is that the more easily people can say thanks, the more they will feel thankful. The more that happens, the happier we’ll all be. A nice thought if you think back to the first Thanksgiving.