NEW YORK—Thanksgiving signaled the official start of the holiday season. This next month or so will be full of busy days and often complicated business hours, from extended hours for holiday shopping to early closures for holiday celebrations. With all the changes and movement, it can be hard for patients—or employees—to keep track of when things are open and when they’re closed, so it’s always beneficial to communicate your holiday hours as early and as clearly as possible. This week, we’re taking a look at how some practices are sharing their holiday hours on social media—a great way to reach patients where they’re at.

The team at Socialite Vision in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, created a clear, easy to read list of their hours and placed it on top of a festive, Thanksgiving table. Image via socialitevision on Instagram

In Queen Creek, Arizona, The Eye Shop designed an adorable Thanksgiving themed graphic that includes their Thursday and Friday closure. Image via theeyeshopaz on Instagram

Noble Eyes in Noblesville, Indiana, created a fall-themed graphic with space to lay out their hours for the whole Thanksgiving week, from Monday through Friday. Image via my.noble.eyes on Instagram

Insight Opticians in Washington, D.C., shared their holiday closure hours while also honoring Native American Heritage Month. Image via insightopticians on Instagram

Thanksgiving week is also a great time to get ahead and share your planned hours for all the upcoming holidays including Christmas and New Years’, like the team at Pulmonary Associates of RVA in Richmond, Virginia. Image via pulmonaryassociatesofrva on Instagram