This blog post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy's. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.
One of the things that I look forward to the most on Thanksgiving (other than enjoying good food and family time with the people that I love the most in the world!) is watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV while I start preparing our Thanksgiving dinner in the kitchen. In fact, the TV in the den has been “acting up” lately and I made fixing it my husband's top priority on this past weekend's to-do list just to make sure that it would be good-to-go on Thanksgiving morning (and yes- that's yet another reason why it's good to be married to Steve- he even figures out how to fix TVs!). This year, the parade marks a milestone anniversary- on Thursday November 24th the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® will march down the streets of New York as millions of us watch at home or in person! It's hard to say what parade tradition I look forward to seeing the most- the giant character balloons, the amazing floats, the nation's best marching bands, the celebs- or how the Macy's Day Parade always ends by ushering in Santa Claus to kick off the holiday season!
And this year- Macy's has created 2 cool new ways for viewers to enjoy the parade- the Macy's Time Traveler App and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Stickers!
So you know that amazing scene in “Miracle on 34th Street” when we catch a glimpse of what the parade looked like in the 1940's? Well the new time traveler app allows you to get a full 360° view of the what the parade looked like in both 1935 and 1965!
How cool is that?
You also have the ability to “collect balloons” in Macy's stores and add them to your own virtual parade.
And once you install and download the Macy's Parade Emoji app and add the emojis to your keyboard (on the iPhone it is done under Settings / General / Keyboard), you can start sending your kids cute stickers like this:
You want to download these apps for yourself? (You KNOW you do!) Here are the links to download now:
o Parade Stickers:
- Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.swyftmedia.android.generic.Macystickers
- AppStore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macys-thanksgiving-day-parade/id1167378622
o Parade App:
- Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.macys.parade&hl=en
- iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macys-parade-time-traveler/id1166361104?mt=8
App Cost: Free!