Spark The Thanksgiving Romance, Day 29
Look through some of the suggestions I recommended for Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday from last year. You can easily split this challenge between the next 2 days. Have a wonderful and blessed holiday!
Don’t buy into the commercialism of Black Friday. Make today all about celebrating your marriage, enjoying each other’s company, and having fun!
Today’s 30 Minute Challenge (November 29th): Fellowship
- Start a Thanksgiving tradition together.
- Snuggle together and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade together. For every commercial break, get up and stretch your legs, give each other a big hug and a kiss (and if no one else is around, throw in a little makeout session). Or for every commercial break, tell each other one thing that you are thankful for about the other person.
- Get up a little early and make your honey a yummy breakfast for two to tie you over until dinner. In my family, pumpkin pie cinnamon rolls is our newest tradition, but you can try out some of these other yummy autumn treats on my Pinterest board.
- Buy or make each other a Thanksgiving card to reflect how thankful you are for your wonderful spouse. Write love letters to each other, letting your spouse know he’s your perfect gift!
- Build spiritual intimacy. Worship together. Sing songs about thanksgiving like We Gather Together , For the Beauty of the Earth, and Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow. Read Bible verses about Thanksgiving. Pray together and thank God for His many blessings.
- Let your husband help you cook. Two in the kitchen is far more fun and romantic than one. Have him pick out some music to listen to while you both work. Dance a little in between stirring and mixing and baking. Steal a smooch or two as you set the table together.
- If you have a fireplace, throw on some logs and let them crackle. Kick off your shoes and snuggle on the couch or the floor for some post-meal chatting while sipping a glass of wine or curling up with some hot cocoa or cider.
- Go on a nature walk together. Stroll together arm in arm and enjoy the solitude.
- Make Christmas wish lists. Include suggestions for activities, projects you may want to tackle this holiday season that you’ve never done before, or ways you want to love each other and be loved by each other.
- Pick out a Christmas devotional to read together once December starts. Begin building holiday spiritual intimacy. Purpose to make “Christ” the center of your “Christmas” season.
- Sleep in and cuddle with the one you love.
- Go ice skating…even if you don’t have the greatest balance. Ice skating can be incredibly romantic, and you’ve got a partner to catch you if you start to fall… or perhaps one who will join you and your rear on the ice!
- Go bowling or find indoor mini golf. Challenge your honey to a game of air hockey or skee ball.
- Volunteer at a local organization – a soup kitchen, a retirement home, a homeless shelter. Start the spirit of the holidays off right by serving others for the joy of the Lord!
- Visit a local museum or an art gallery. Find a favorite piece or display and tell each other why you like it so much.
- Play tourist.
- Do something artsy together. Find a local craft place that lets you make your own art like glass blowing, pottery painting, or watercolors. Or pull out your art supplies and make art together at home.
- Go on a coffee date and grab a seasonal drink. Toast your loved one!
- Bake Christmas cookies.
- Pull out board games and challenge your honey and all your relatives to some ridiculous wacky fun.
- Go cut down your own Christmas tree together if you can. Bring it back and pull out all your holiday decorations. Hang up Christmas lights. Enjoy decorating your home with holiday decorations, and smooch under mistletoe.
- Pack up leftovers from your Thanksgiving meal and bring it to a lonely or elderly neighbor. Bring a Christmas card with you and take a few minutes to talk, to brighten their day.
- Head to a gym together for a workout. Work off all those rich foods you ate together. Challenge each other to a laps contest (in the pool or on the track) or to a sweaty game of basketball. Come home and hop into a steamy shower together. Don’t forget to massage all the “good parts.” Your husband will appreciate it!
- Work out at home with a Wii Workout or Kinect Workout. Take turns picking an sport or activity for the other person. I particularly like the dance workouts. It’s a chance to have some fun, burn some calories, and get a little wacky.
- Visit a local zoo or aquarium together. Take advantage of guided tours and free movies. Don’t forget to pick up a fun souvenir for each other in the gift shop.
- Visit a planetarium. Enjoy the splendor of the heavens. Or bundle up, grab a thermos of hot cocoa, and lay out in your yard to take in the sights of the skies.
- Toss around a football or a frisbee in the front yard. Get that blood pumping and breathe in the crisp autumn air.
- Enjoy some freshly popped popcorn, snuggle on the couch, and watch a movie together at home. Or pick a holiday flick in theaters, hold hands while waiting in line, and don’t forget to steal a smooch or two on occasion. It’ll remind you of your dating days.
- Go to a concert. See a symphony or ballet. Check out a local band at a coffee shop or club. Support the local arts.
- Go to a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy the magic of the lights, the carols, and the start of the holiday season!
Lord, I praise You for my many blessings. Thank You for my husband. Thank You for the intimacy and love we share. Help us to remember the importance of doing things together. I pray today we would enjoy fellowship with You, each other, and family/friends. Amen.
Take it a Step Further
Surprise your husband with Thanksgiving or Black Friday sex.
- Whisper in his ear at Thanksgiving dinner, “Darling, I’d like to show you just how thankful I am after all the guests are gone with a celebration evening (or morning) of pleasure and intimacy.” Or you could write this message in a card, and slip it to him in the morning. That’ll have him anticipating all day.
- You could incorporate #’s 12 and 7 in this if you like – sleep in the day after Thanksgiving. Build a fire and/or light candles. Research says cinnamon, pumpkin, and cranberry scents are supposed to stimulate the senses and put you in the mood for sex, perfect for the opening of the holiday season.
- Decorate the room with autumn decor, or lead a trail to the bedroom with autumn leaves.
- Put on some red, orange, gold, brown, and/or golden yellow lingerie to be especially festive. Or if you’re really adventurous, try incorporating a pilgrim or Native American outfit.
- Make your room extra comfy with plenty of blankets, pillows, and low lighting.
- Grab a bottle of wine, sparkling cider, or champagne and toast the one you love.
- Hand feed each other Thanksgiving leftovers.
- Treat your lover to a relaxing back massage.
- Try out one of these fabulous ideas from the Romantic Vineyard.
- Kiss him all over and in between each kiss share a reason you’re thankful for him… or compliment his body parts.
- Of course, end with making love.
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What are some of your Thanksgiving traditions?
Today is Day 29 of the 30 Dates in November Challenge.
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