Time-Traveling Pilgrim Reveals Unusual List of Things to Be Thankful For

Baldwin&, Fragment, Partizan, JSM - The Thanksgiver

There’s plenty to be thankful for at Thanksgiving, there’s friends, freedom, family and electronic sales. With the big holiday just days away, Raleigh ad agency Baldwin& have collaborated with Fragment, Partizan and JSM to bring ‘The Thanksgiver‘, a time traveling pilgrim, to provide holiday dinner prayer-givers with a list of more things to offer thanks for.

A few examples of things to be thankful for include:

Shelf Paper: because you don’t want your canned goods thinking they’re living in some shack

The CIA: because those dolphins aren’t going to weaponize themselves

Line Dancing: for bringing order and precision to wild and erotic world of country & western dance


Macy’s Reaches Out to Facebook Fans For Elf Makeover

Macy's Elf AdventureWith the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade a few months away, the department store is asking for its customers help in sprucing up the look of one of the giant elf-balloon featured in the parade. They’ve hidden 10,000 plain, undecorated elves at Macy’s stores across the US.

Clues to the location of elves are posted daily on Macy’s Facebook page or Twitter account. Customers must then figure out the clue and find a sales associate and reveal the secret word to get their elf. The customer can choose to receive the clues by text if they prefer.

Once the elves are decorated, customers can submit a picture of their elf along with its unique ID number. The voting will take place between August 30 and September 8. The winner gets a trip for four to NYC for the Thanksgiving parade where they’ll see their design transformed into a giant elf balloon just in time for the parade.

The Macy’s Day Parade began in 1924 and is broadcast to 44 million people each year.