Happy Thanksgiving from the Casual Living team

Whether you are celebrating the holiday indoors or out, the editorial team of Casual Living wishes you, your family and your friends a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

We will return with full coverage of the casual industry on Monday, Nov. 30.

Adelaide Elliott is the web editor for Casual Living, Furniture Today and Designers Today. Before being promoted to web editor in May 2019, Adelaide worked as Furniture Today’s editorial intern for a year. Get in touch with her on Twitter at @AElliott_Writes or by email at [email protected].

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Bed Bath & Beyond shares consumer study results

Union, N.J. – Many consumers are looking forward to establishing new holiday traditions this year, according to research commissioned by Bed Bath & Beyond.

Despite the pandemic, 67% of Americans believe it is more important than ever to celebrate the holidays and 63% say they are filled with feelings of hope and excitement for the season. Most people (54%) are also embracing new traditions.

In addition, 21% are celebrating the December holidays at home for the first time, and 54% can see themselves carrying new holiday traditions they make this year into future holiday seasons.

“The holidays are going to look different this year, but Americans are excited to be at home and determined to enjoy the present, even if that means celebrating traditions with a twist,” says Cindy Davis, EVP and chief brand officer of Bed Bath & Beyond and president of its Decorist division.

Additional data points from the survey:

Half of those who are staying home this year say they are excited about it, with Millennials (61%) the most excited to celebrate at home.

Nineteen percent plan to cook their first Thanksgiving dinner and 15% will try preparing a new holiday recipe they’ve never tried before