If you’re looking for a way to give back this holiday season, consider “Tying one on,” and giving a homemade gift to someone in need. On November 21st, Craftsy is sponsoring National Tie One On Day, an event that takes place on the eve of Thanksgiving and asks participants all over the country to strap on your apron and pay it forward.
It’s simple to “Tie One On,” and give a gift to a neighbor, loved one, or those in need. EllynAnne Geisel, founder of National Tie One On Day, created this annual event using three simple steps: Wrap, Write, and Deliver.
Use EllynAnne’s pattern to create a beautiful custom apron to wrap a loaf of bread or a sweet Thanksgiving treat in, and include a heartfelt note to your receiver. Then pay a visit to your local homeless shelter, a neighbor, or a friend in need of a little holiday cheer and a kind gesture. Where you deliver your Tie One On package is up to you!
EllenAnne feels that aprons are especially significant on this holiday as “Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.”
To participate in National Tie One On day, you can download EllynAnne’s pattern to create an apron, fill it with a treat and a note, then tie on your own apron to deliver your gift.
When you’re finished with your apron, download our FREE gift tag, attach it, and hand deliver your package wherever you choose. Before you deliver your gift, share your aprons as a project on Craftsy with “National Tie One On Day” in the subject so other participants can see your creation.