Oct 29, 2013

A Gobble Gram: Share the Thanks Not the Germs



We love Thanksgiving at our house.

Saying "thank you" is a pretty big deal. Which is probably why we love Thanksgiving so much. Thanksgiving is a time of year where we get to spend more time reflecting on what we have and who we have in our lives.

Everyone likes being thanked. Gratitude is one of those things that spreads and is fun to share.

Sharing gratitude is grand, sharing germs and sickness not so much.

In order to keep the germs and sickness down, especially during the cold and flu season...which just happens to coincide with the holiday season, our family uses Clorox Disinfectant Wipes in all of our clean up.

This year as a family we are starting a new tradition.

We call it Gobble Grams.  A little anonymous note of gratitude accompanied by a fun fall-themed treat.


Fun little acorn wanna be treats. Treats that are cute, yummy, and easy for little hands to help you make.


You need:

Hershey Kisses
milk chocolate chips
mini Nutter Butter cookies


Lay out the cookies on a piece of wax paper. Melt about 1/4 cup of the chips in a small bowl, 30 seconds as a time until completely smooth. Lightly dip the Hershey Kisses in the melted chocolate. Place the Kiss on the cookie pressing down lightly. Repeat until done. Let the chocolate set.




Take a break to snack on the supplies while you are waiting for the chocolate to set up.


Once the chocolate has set on the Kisses, remelt the chocolate and use it to set the milk chocolate chips on top of the cookie.





Let the chocolate set.

Then package up the goodies.



We added in our Gobble Gram (find PRINTABLES HERE)with an explanation of why they got this note of gratitude. We share our thanks. Then we ask then to share the thanks by sending a Gobble Gram to someone they are thankful for. 


Time to share the gratitude, to pass it on.

As the gratitude spreads, these little notes will hopefully be on doors all throughout the  neighborhood.


"You've been Gooble Grammed!"


Alas, all this sharing of gratitude made quite a mess. And quite a mess provides quite a lovely array of germs.




Like I said, we love Thanksgiving. We love serving and giving to those around us. So we don't want to spend this time of the year sick. AND we definitely do not want to pass on germs to those around us. The holiday season can definitely spread more than gratitude and cheer. With the potential to pass round icks and yucks, it is really important to practice flu prevention during the holidays.

So cleaning up the right way is a must. For our family the right way is using Clorox Disinfectant Wipes.

Spread the gratitude, by spreading the prevention. Wipe down that mess using Clorox Disinfecting Wipes.

That way we can spend our time enjoying the holidays, enjoying our blessings, and enjoying those around us.

Gobble, Gobble....

That is turkey for "thank you"...betcha didn't know that... now you do.

Watch for the Gobble Gram printables.
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67 comments:

eat. sleep. MAKE. said...

We use Clorox wipes a LOT at our house, along with lots of hand sanitizer :) -Jen

Mami2jcn said...

We try to stay healthy by taking vitamins and frequent handwashing.

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Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/395344420154777600

Elena said...

We take daily vitamins and eat healthy

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Elena said...

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akronugurl said...

i always wash my hands!

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akronugurl said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/395517280731144192 .

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Lisa Brown said...

I stay healthy during the holidays by washing my hands as much as I can, and taking zinc.
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Lisa Brown said...

my tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/395660333584359424
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Tami Vollenweider said...

I always make sure and get my Flu Shot and I keep a lot of sanitizer on hand,to use when we need it!

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One Frugal Girl said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/395980941006360576
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boniface5 said...

Not only do we stay healthy with using Clorox disinfectant wipes during the holidays but all year round! Our son has an extreme food allergy and we are able to keep these handy to wash down surfaces to keep him safe!! They are truly a life saver!!

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

We wash our hands frequently, sanitize carts before touching and always use paper towels to touch door knobs in public places. I also sanitize my children's hands before eating or touching their faces when out.

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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Tweeted

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karenmed409 said...

Keep up our good sleep habits so we don't get run down and catch a cold or the flu. We tend to over eat a bit during the holidays so we stay healthy during the busy holiday season by getting outdoors when the weather is nice to burn off those extra calories and stress.

susan1215 said...

I stay healthy during the holidays by washing my hands often, getting a flu shot and taking vitamin C.

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susan1215 said...

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JC said...

I stay healthy by keeping up with exercise schedule and not overeating during the holidays
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JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/397226233353621504

chambanachik said...

Lots of handwashing and vitamin C!

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ms-texas said...

i take vitamins and always get a flu shot

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Tina said...

I wash hands often, Eat healthy, and be active.
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Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/398267068174184448
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LAMusing said...

I stay out of crowded places as much as I can during cold and flu season, and I try not to overindulge in holiday treats :)
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ms-texas said...

i posted a tweet:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/398637043950960640

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cw said...

Gobble grams are darling!

We wash our hands a lot and take vitamins

MCantu1019 said...

by eating healthy and staying hydrated
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rachel said...

Lots of kitchen disinfecting! And whole house cleaning

Beth said...

With four kiddos in the home, I encourage hand washing and sanitizer OFTEN as well as taking our vitamins.

Kathleen Greenberg said...

Staying healthy in my house is non-stop. We use a lot of Lysol spray, Clorox wipes and products with bleach (spray cleaners). Washing items in hot water of the person who is sick to get rid of the germs and hopefully not spread them is also a tactic. Can never say enough about washing hands! I have a hand detecting soap dispenser that you don't have to touch to get soap out. Always has antibacterial soap. Gobblers look very cute!

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

We stay healthy during the Holidays by using lots of Clorox Disinfectant wipes and making sure we have lots of Kleenex's "nearby" if needed!

Amy said...

To stay healthy during the holiday season, I make sure to get enough rest and have enough vitamin C

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Amy said...

tweeted:

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Vicki said...

Hand-washing, sanitizer, vitamins, and if I feel a cold coming on, airborne!

Gina Wildorchid said...

I try to stay healthy by washing my hands regularly.

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Sleepy Girl said...

Lots of cold and flu germs this time of year. Clorox wipes and Clorox spray keep my house and family healthier. I love this post and the idea of sharing Thanks with the neighborhood!

Kerry said...

We wash our hands A LOT and also use Clorox wipes.
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Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/402206972377706496
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Ashley said...

I eat well, take vitamins and drink plenty of water to stay healthy.

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Ashley said...

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Wanda McHenry said...

I stay healthy by going the other way when I hear coughing people! Just kidding. I always make sure when I get in the car after I shop to use that Germ-X and I think that’s about it! I keep my house clean so no worries there.

Wanda McHenry said...

https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/402329734802989058

Rebecca Graham said...

I take hand sanitizer with me and when home I wash my hands frequently.

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Patti Spencer said...

We use clorox wipes in our kitchen and bathroom. I also cary hand sanitizer in both of our cars and my purse.

Patti Spencer said...

I use Clorox wipes in my kitchen and bathroom. I aalso use them to wipe door knobs and light switches. I carry Hand sanitizer in our cars and in my purse at all times.

Harmony Burmeister said...

Teaching the kids to wash their hands and sneeze in the elbow to avoid spreading germs. Of course cleaning too.
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Erica Best said...

i try the keep my hand clean when i out and about

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/404730568908103680

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

How cute, love it!

I try to eat healthy, take vitamins, wash hands often & make sure my kids do the same. sonyadmorris@gmail.com

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

Link to tweet:
https://twitter.com/catholicfanatic/status/405152804374736898

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Have a healthy & happy holiday season!

Carmen N said...

We wash our hands and change hand towels frequently. We also try to stay away when we know others are sick.

Betty C said...

What a great idea. I'm going to have the grandkids help me make these.
We try to get plenty of rest and use Clorox wipes to clean the surfaces that seem to attract most of the germs such as door knobs.

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Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/405269650914549761

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Madeline B said...

I’ve been making lots of veggie snacks to balance all of the treats we have over the holidays!
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Nicole Larsen said...

We use lots of wet ones disinfecting wet wipes and gel. We also make sure to take our vitamins daily!

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Nicole Larsen said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/405391906382675968

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Madeline B said...

Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/405485914698162176

Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

I try to eat healthy, walking and use lots of hand sanitizer


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angie lilly said...

I ALWAYS when possible use the wipes at the store to clean the handles of the shopping carts. It may be a small thing, but I think it makes a big difference!

Angie
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angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/405766272043851776
Angie
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Thomas Murphy said...

We eat healthy and take vitamins.

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Thomas Murphy said...

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Tabathia said...

I drink green tea, plenty of water and keep my hands washed

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Tabathia said...

tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/405816957678546944

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