We were so inspired by REI’s bold stand to pay their employees to take the day after Thanksgiving off that we decided to back them up and follow suit. This is the first time since being in business that we will be closed on this day.

On top of that the Save the Redwoods league is sponsoring free admission to 49 California redwood state parks, which for us is a big deal because we’re right smack in the middle of many of them. We’ve heard there are several other states and businesses that are following suit as well.

Thanksgiving is a great American tradition,” President and CEO of Save the Redwoods League Sam Hodder said in a statement. “This year, Save the Redwoods League wants to make it even better. We are starting a new tradition for Black Friday. We invite everyone to experience the moments of joy, renewal and inspiration that you’ll find among our natural wonders, the ancient giant redwoods.”

Our website, ordering and catalog request services will be open during this time, but we will not have regular customer service or tech support until Monday the 30th.  We plan to take this time to reflect on everything we have to be thankful for and to create new experiences to be thankful for and we hope you do too.