The late comedian George Burns once quipped: “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”

Indeed, gatherings like Thanksgiving can try even the hardiest of relationships. It’s easy to become overcome attempting to maintaining the ties that bind us together without becoming hopelessly entangled.  It’s not as if we have a lot of help in holding it all together. Over scheduled calendars. Overcrowded highways. Overbooked planes. Overtired cooks. Overbearing friends and relatives. Over extravagant recipes. Overpriced ingredients. Overindulgence. Overloaded circuits. Overwhelmed people.  All make us wonder, “When will this be over with?”

Before this Thanksgiving is over, we want you to know that we are truly thankful for you.  We truly appreciate all of you who have called on Budget Blinds for your home decor needs.  We appreciate that you trust us to turn your mere houses into homes.  We appreciate the few moments you spend with us here at About Style, on our website and even on our facebook page (  We are grateful for your referrals and kind words. We appreciate your honest feedback so we can be better at what we do.

And we’d be remiss if we didn’t say “thank you” to all the great Budget Blinds franchisees, our dedicated Alliance Vendors who perform miracles daily, our agencies that perform miracles on a budget, our other friends who help us get the word out, and the team at Home Franchise Concepts.

Whether you spend the day with family and friends or in quiet solitude, running a turkey trot or armchair quarterbacking, cooking up a storm or cleaning the dishes, enjoy the day and be glad.