A Day to Be Thankful: A House Becomes a Home

It starts when we’re “house hunting.” Or we’re “buying a new house.” But everything changes the minute we move in. It’s no longer a collection of lumber and shingles, plumbing and wire; floors and finishes. Once we move in, we give the house a soul. It becomes “home.” That’s why we “hunt for a house,” but always “head for home.”

All of the emotions and memories that bind families together radiate from the cornerstone of our lives: from our homes.

So, when all of the 90,000 families who live in M/I Homes gather to count their blessings, we count each one of them as a blessing of our own. We are eternally grateful that our calling is to create such a profound part of people’s lives.

From our family to yours, we wish you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving from M/I Homes

Happy Thanksgiving from M/I Homes

 

Being Thankful Really Hits Home.

It’s days like today that we’re thankful just to be home.

The leaves we rake, the gutters we clean, the windows we wash, the firewood we collect, the bills we pay and the mortgage we meet – all are reasons to be thankful because it means we have a roof over our head and a place to stay warm at night.

Home is everything to us because it remains a symbol of so much we have to be thankful for.  It’s where we first learn how to walk, how to dream, how to work, how to grow and how to love.  It’s where we gather as family and where we celebrate as friends.

As millions of Americans spend this holiday finding new reasons to say thanks and new places to be thankful, we’re thankful for all that we have.  Which, for us, starts at home.

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Thanksgiving Treat Ideas!

It’s that time of the year! The time where we sit down with friends and family to give thanks and fill our stomachs with delicious meals and sweet treats.

This year we went on a hunt for some fun Thanksgiving treats for you to impress friends and family members with! Or if you’re really in the giving mood, make some of these great treats to bring to a homeless shelter, women’s shelter or nursing homes.

We are certain they will put a smile on someone’s face.

Check out these other fun ideas we found on Pinterest!

3 Festive, Holiday-Themed Place Card Holders

When it comes to weekday dinners, place cards are typically not found on M/I Homes’ dining room tables, but holiday festivities are a fantastic reason to bring them out! These festive pieces will make your meal more organized and more fun! To spark your inspiration, here are three place card holder ideas guaranteed to make guests feel welcome.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Place Card Holders

Let’s be honest, your table is likely very full on this holiday! But these adorable turkey candle place card holders are small and take the guess work out of, “where do I sit?” They also double as cute party favors for family and guests. Buy a set of 4 for only $7.99 online.

Christmas

Christmas Place Card Holders

Add a dash of Christmas cheer to your table during the snowy holidays. Direct your guests in style with these frosted reindeer cardholders. All you need is to do is spray-paint or Mod Podge small plastic reindeer figurines you can find at select craft stores. Plus, they’ll keep the kids entertained while you eat.

News Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve Place Card Holders

Ring in the New Year with a little glitz and glam with these eye-catching gold disco ball cardholders. Easy to make, these flashy additions to your dinner table are sure to keep your guests raving way past midnight. Check out the directions here.

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