Tie One On Day

The lead-up to any big occasion is all about preparation. Thanksgiving is imminent, and there is much to do; enter Tie One On Day. Get that apron on and be the organized host you wished you were every darn year. Each year, a day before Thanksgiving, people all over America will be gathering their thoughts, their plans, and the ingredients to host the big event.

What Is The History of Tie One On Day?

This is all down to the knowledge of the people at Apron Memories. They say the day was conceived in 2005. It is the brainchild of EllynAnne Geisel. She is a bit of a connoisseur and an expert on all things apron. Regularly discussing all things aprons and domestication, she founded Apron Memories.

A true passion for aprons led to her writing books and, for some people, being the face of tying one on. It was in 2005 when she was preparing for Thanksgiving that EllynAnne gave a neighbor the gift of bread wrapped in an apron with a handwritten note.

The gesture made her feel so good that she decided others should share these types of moments. So, Tie One On Day became a thing on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving; people are encouraged to do the same. Tie a baked gift in an apron with a handwritten note.

The general idea is something we are a big fan of. Why not do something nice for a neighbor or loved one the day before Thanksgiving? It is a big part of what the holiday is all about anyway.

How To Observe Tie One On Day?

The original gift that EllynAnne gave was a sweet bread recipe, so anyone who wants to truly replicate the day in the original sense will want to make this or something similar.

Of course, there are plenty of excellent and simple recipes online, but the basics involve combining a cup of sugar, 3 cups of all-purpose flour, vanilla, 3 medium eggs, canola oil, a tablespoon of baking powder, and bicarbonate of soda, and a sprinkle of cinnamon is all you need.

Combine these, knead thoroughly, then bake for 50-55 minutes at 360 degrees. That’s the bread done, but then why not make an apron for yourself? This would make the gift even more personal, and you only need some material, basic sewing skills, and a decent sewing machine.

Finish it off with a handwritten note, and you have Tie One On Day sorted. It’s not easy to do this for everyone, so many consider a neighbor who may need cheering up. Whoever is the lucky recipient of the gift, the gesture is sure to make you feel nice.

That’s what the day is all about, making two people feel good for different reasons. In the lead-up to Thanksgiving, things can get a little crazy, with organizing people and food high on the list of priorities. That’s why it is nice to take a few moments and make a simple gift for someone amid the madness.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 27 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
November 26 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
November 22 Wednesday
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