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Festive Designs for Your Independence Day Celebration

Posted by Goodwill Guest Blogger on Jul 1, 2020 4:07:25 PM

With Independence Day right around the corner, you may be looking for new and exciting ways to celebrate. Although parades and fireworks may not happening this year due to COVID-19, you can still dress up yourself and your home! These are two of my favorite ways to enjoy holidays since they really set the tone for whatever merriment is approaching.

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The first thing I like to do to prepare for an upcoming event is to pull together at least one themed display at home. Just setting something up on a tabletop or bookshelf doesn’t take long, but can make a great statement. You don’t even need to have guests over to appreciate it! I find that changing up my surroundings even just a little at a time keeps my home feeling fresh and inspiring. This quick and patriotic display made by Sarah for Goodwill Easter Seals (Saint Paul) is exactly what I’m talking about. It’s bright, bold and brilliantly priced since she found everything at Goodwill!

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Be a firework this fourth by decking yourself out head-to-toe in red, white and blue like Molly and Penny, the sisters behind the blog Goodwill Fabulous. Can you believe that the dress Molly scored for $4.99 from her local Goodwill originally retailed for $138? That’s about 96% off! I’d say the hunt is well worth it for a price like that. What do you think?

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Another aspect of Independence Day that I truly adore is how it can bring everybody in the together. This is not one of those intimate family days like Easter nor is it a one-on-one type evening like Valentine’s Day. It’s a day you can celebrate with your friends, family, neighbors and community! If you are hosting a small get-together this year, here are some fantastic ideas for themed décor and pastimes from Marion Goodwill Industries (OH) including the super simple silverware stash above!

4th of July merchandise at Goodwill Store & Donation Center in West Alli

When you shop at Goodwill, every dollar you spend is going back into your own community. Thrifting at Goodwill is such an easy and effective way to help keep your unique community strong to ensure that we can continue to applaud it every July 4th for a very long time.

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Topics: 4th of July, Fourth of July, Fourth of July table setting, July 4th decor, Celebrating July 4th

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