Traveling stresses me out – a lot.   Traveling is an even bigger headache during the holiday season, so why not try to make it a little more bearable for yourself and fellow travelers?


Whether you’re going to your Thanksgiving celebration by car, bus, plane, or foot, post a few Operation Beautiful notes in your wake!  It’s a fun way to spread the holiday cheer.  🙂


(This note is from a girl named Jenn – Thanks, Jenn!)


As always, if you take a picture of your note and e-mail it to me (, I post it on the site for others to read and enjoy.  🙂


How are you traveling this holiday season?  We’re driving to our Thanksgiving dinner, but we’ll be flying on Christmas Eve… Maybe we’ll see Santa in the sky!



  • zestycook November 25, 2009, 5:13 pm

    Cool post Caitlin. I am staying put this holiday season and hopefully decorating the new house! I am excited!

  • Michelle@eatingjourney November 25, 2009, 5:14 pm

    Going to my grandma’s house..making pie for it right now. Then a second TG on Saturday with more family. Family time baby. I hope that someone in Oz saw the notes 🙂

  • VeggieGirl November 25, 2009, 5:18 pm

    No traveling here – everyone comes to my home 🙂

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) November 25, 2009, 5:30 pm

    Oh my gosh, that totally made me smile- the idea of seeing Santa in the sky Christmas eve! Haha I wanted that to happen so bad when I when I was a kid!

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans November 25, 2009, 5:35 pm

    I’m just driving down the road, sweet potato pie in hand! I’ll be flying home for Christmas though!

  • Jolene ( November 25, 2009, 5:38 pm

    People in Canada don’t do much traveling for thanksgiving – it is more of a immediate family holiday. We are ALL about Christmas. This Christmas we will be driving to my families 2 hours away on Boxing Day, after spending Christmas in town with my hubby’s family. Then on Dec. 29th – we are headed to the Dominican!

  • Evan Thomas November 25, 2009, 5:54 pm

    You’re flying on Christmas Eve? My you’re brave. Better get to the airport soon! haha

  • Erin November 25, 2009, 5:59 pm

    Thanksgiving is the time to remember what we’re thankful for, and Operation Beautiful helps remind us of that. 😀

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 25, 2009, 6:08 pm

    BOO for Christmas Eve travel!!! I feel your pain– we’re flying leaving Seattle (where my husband’s family is) at 3:30 pm on Christmas Eve, getting into Dallas at 9:00, and then driving from Dallas to Shreveport to be with my family on Christmas day. We’ll probably get in around 1:30 a.m….ughhghgh.

    Maybe they’ll be playing “It’s a Wonderful Life on the Plane”…although all that cheer might just get on my nerves at that point 🙂

  • Jess (Fit Chick in the City) November 25, 2009, 6:21 pm

    Great OB post!
    I gave up traveling on the holidays a few years ago.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 25, 2009, 6:48 pm

    I’m staying put. 🙂

  • Jessie (Vegan-minded) November 25, 2009, 6:58 pm

    That’s a great Operation Beautiful note! Luckily, I’m staying home for Thanksgiving and don’t have to worry about traveling. Have a wonderful holiday!

  • Bronwyn November 25, 2009, 7:27 pm

    I’ll be busing or driving home for the holidays. Sigh not for another three weeks though!

  • SweetiePotato November 25, 2009, 7:30 pm

    I just drove 6 hrs for Thanksgiving 😀 and I’ll be driving 4+ for Christmas, too! Although they’re long drives, it’s worth it to see the fam! Hehehe

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) November 25, 2009, 8:02 pm

    My family lives in the area, so I’ll just be driving a few miles 😉

  • Sarah November 25, 2009, 8:53 pm

    I am sitting at the airport as we speak. Is it such a crime to buy a $6 glass of wine at 4:30 in the afternoon? I don’t think so. That’s what airports are for after all.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) November 25, 2009, 9:04 pm

    What a wonderful operation beautiful note 🙂 I MUSt remember to keep some post it notes in my bag 🙂

  • Jenna November 25, 2009, 9:13 pm

    i travel by car!

  • Bridget November 26, 2009, 8:12 am

    I’m coming to Orlando on Dec. 23 and going to NYC on Dec. 29th (through January 4). It’s been a year since I’ve been to the states, so I’m excited!

    Safe travels!

  • micha November 26, 2009, 11:23 am

    Just curious….have you actually seen or heard from someone who found one of your notes? Does it actually make them feel better about themselves or happier?? If I found one of your notes I would just roll my eyes. If you feel fat, ugly and unhappy I don’t think a note written by a pretty girl is going to make you feel any better. Just saying.

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