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DIY Christmas Gifts

giftsBuying a Christmas gift will do for most of your loved ones but some family members might prefer a more personal gift. Arts and crafts may not be your forte but there’s still plenty you can do for the holiday season. Here are some interesting DIY Christmas gifts recommended by us here at Blackburn Nissan. Have a very merry Christmas, everyone!

  • Knit Blanket – If you have a knack for knitting, use your talent to create an oversized blanket. The technique is rather simple to learn so even those with limited or no knowledge of the craft can create a wonderful Christmas gift that will keep your loved ones warm and cozy for years to come. Such a large project actually takes very little time, just a few hours, compared to many other DIY gifts.
  • Festive Pillow – Arguably the simplest gift to make on the list, a festive pillow is perfect for adorning your loved one’s home. Take a plain red, green, or white pillow and simply wrap it like a present, bow and all. Forego the wrapping paper and add a festive sprig or ornament to really set the holiday tone.
  • Bookmarks – If there’s one thing bookworms love more than books, its bookmarks. Create your own by cutting ribbon into nine-inch lengths, add ribbon clamps to both ends with jewelry pliers, and finish by adding charms, trinkets, or other items with jump earing clamps.

Check Out These Thanksgiving Travel Tips While It’s Still Early

Thanksgiving
Be Safe this Holiday Season!

Do you have a long family trip ahead of you this holiday season? You are going to want to make sure that – before you dig into that turkey – your family’s trip to grandma’s is as efficient, safe, and short as possible.

Here are some Thanksgiving travel tips to help you prepare:

  • Be sure that every member of the family has everything they need by creating a separate packing list just for them.
  • Research your route ahead of time before hitting the road. If you rely entire on a GPS system to get you there, you may find yourself delayed or lost if there is traffic, construction, etc.
  • Pack non-perishable, healthy snacks for the road so that you will be less tempted to stop for fast food, which can make you sluggish behind the wheel.
  • If you’re taking to the skies, be sure to pack refillable water bottles that you can get through security and then fill up with fresh water before boarding.
  • Lastly, plan any air travel as far in advance as you can, ensuring that you have plenty of options and can make the right financial decision.

For more family driving tips or to check out our many available, spacious vehicles, visit us anytime at Blackburn Nissan.

The History of Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day
Happy Labor Day from Blackburn Nissan!

What do you associate with Labor Day? No school? Three-day weekend? Barbecues? The end of summer? Pool closings? Technically, all of those are correct, but there’s more to Labor Day weekend than just being able to sleep in.

Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day was created to recognize the efforts and contributions of American workers during the Industrial Revolution, a time when working conditions had few regulations and American workers were often overworked and underpaid from a young age and in unsafe conditions.

The history of Labor Day began when it was celebrated on September 5th in 1882, when 10,000 workers in New York City marched from City Hall to Union Square in the first-ever Labor Day Parade. The idea of the holiday caught on afterward and spread across the country like wildfire. The holiday known as Labor Day was nationally recognized by Congress 12 years later following a major wage strike in Chicago.

Credit for the idea behind Labor Day is given two men–Peter J. McGuire, who co-founded the American Federation of Labor, and a secretary of the Central Labor Union named Matthew McGuire. Either way, the brave workers who fought for their rights during the late 1800s and early 1900s are yours to thank for your relaxing Labor Day weekend.

List of Great Holiday Events in Vicksburg

Holiday Events in VicksburgThe holidays are a magical time, not only because Santa is coming to town, but also because it allows everyone to spend more time with their families. To make sure you have the best holiday season possible, Vicksburg has plenty of great events to offer. Make sure you check out this list of holiday events in Vicksburg and enjoy the holidays in the best way possible!

Outlets at Vicksburg Moonlight Madness
Where: The Outlets at Vicksburg
When: November 27 at 11:00 PM
Activities: Black Friday shopping with deals galore! You can even win great prizes, including a shopping spree.

Downtown Vicksburg Old-Fashioned Christmas Open House
Where: Downtown Vicksburg
When: November 30 at 1:30PM to 5:00PM
Activities: Experience Christmas in Downtown Vicksburg while exploring shops! Santa will also make an appearance, making it a magical holiday adventure.

Breakfast with Santa
Where: Southern HeritageAirFoundationMuseum Hangar at Vicksburg-TallulahRegionalAirport
When: December 6 at 8:00AM
Activities: Eat a delicious pancake breakfast, take a photo with Santa, and enjoy tons of Christmas activities!

“Holly Days” Arts & Crafts Show
Where:1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg39180
When: December 6 at 9:00AM
Activities: Peruse a variety of vendors as they sell their handmade wares. 

Downtown Vicksburg Christmas Parade of Lights
Where: Downtown Vicksburg
When: December 6 at 5:00PM
Activities: Watch the annual parade walk along historic Washington Street!

Wrap Up the Holidays Sale
Where: The Outlets at Vicksburg
When: December 22 to December 24
Activities: Shop for the last few gifts you need at affordable prices!

Do you have any holiday events in Vicksburg you would like to tell Blackburn Nissan about? Share them with us below!