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'Tis the season for showing those around us how much they mean. Here are some unique ways to give thanks in 2020.

1. A Simple Thank You Note

Whether you’re mailing it to your dad or leaving it as a surprise good morning message to your significant other, thank you notes can be a great way to let someone know how you feel. Want to crank your note-leaving game up a notch? These hilarious Thanks a Bunch Nifty Notes are perfect for leaving little messages for your office coworkers, your besties, total strangers, or even by posting a selfie and tagging the recipient on social media.

2. Homemade Gifts

We know that not everyone is a craft-making guru, but there are simple and easy ways to create a sentimental gift to express your gratitude. Does your neighbor across the hall bring in your packages for you while you’re out of town? Or maybe your sister is always there when you need her for those late night what-should-I-do calls. Here are 100 different handmade gift ideas you can pull from when looking to give thanks.

3. Start a Gratitude Journal

While this isn’t necessarily an outward gesture, writing in a gratitude journal is one of the best ways to acknowledge those who play an important role in your life – even if it’s appreciating yourself! Spending just 5 minutes a day in this journal will have you on your way to seeing the best in those around you.

4. Volunteer

One of the best ways to give thanks to your local community is by volunteering. Whether it’s doing your own thing by cleaning up trash in your neighborhood or serving meals at a nearby shelter, volunteering is beyond rewarding. Not sure where to start or what opportunities are available in your area? Check out this amazing online resource that matches you with a local organization. And if going out and about in your community is not your most ideal activity during Covid, there are plenty of ways to give back to your community online.

Check out our Olympus blog page today for more how-to’s, lifestyle inspiration, and seasonal ideas!

For all our Olympus residents, head over to our Olympus social media for a giving thanks share contest happening 11/8 through 11/14! To enter: Post a photo with your nominee & write a story about why you are thankful for them and why they should be recognized. You’ll need to follow and tag @OlympusProperty. The winner will be announced on 11/27.


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