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Thanksgiving Traditions - Follow Old Ones or Start New
Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. ~ by W.J. Cameron
Thanksgiving is, primarily, celebrated only in the United States of America and Canada, but on different days - did you know that? It's the fourth Thursday of November for Americans and the second Monday of October for Canadians.
Although not everybody celebrates Thanksgiving, we all universally have many things to be thankful for.
To find a time to be with family, to count your blessings and to thank everyone from God, who gave you this beautiful Life, to your littlest niece, who gave you a lick of her ice-cream; isn't that a holiday worth celebrating?
Are you missing your Thanksgiving traditions this year because you are far from family? Or perhaps a loved one is missed as the rest of the family meets up.
Phone calls are great but a Thanksgiving Greeting card can be a forever-keepsake.
Buy a beautiful card or create one yourself, write down one of these amazing Thanksgiving quotes, write at least one reason why you are thankful to that person for being in your life and send it.
And remember to add something personal along with any of our favorite Thanksgiving Quotes:
When the entire family (and their friends) are coming over for the big Thanksgiving Feast, can your house go undecorated (I believe that is not a real word)?
Yeah, well. You know what I mean.
Decorating the home seems to be another must-do of the Thanksgiving traditions.
Big items such as paintings, rugs, centerpieces are very noticeable.
Adding beautiful pieces to the side tables, hanging a wreath on the front door, and making personal name stands for every one are simple touches that get the house ready for visitors.
But I find the little things even more intriguing - like scattering turkey figurines at unexpected places around the house or filling the house with the scent of pumpkin spice candles.
Dollar stores are good places to go for Thanksgiving decor shopping.
Some bake special recipe crescent rolls; some listen to a specific music; while some leave messages all over home for family members to find and cherish.
There is no limit to the creativity you can aspire to when giving thanks.
Do you enjoy any special family traditions? Do you recall funny Thanksgiving quotes or anecdotes? Share your story and immortalize them here.
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