Thanksgiving Traditions - Decor, Ideas, Quotes

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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.

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. ~ by W.J. Cameron

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?

Give Thanks!

Thanksgiving Greetings

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.

Right now!

Go on.

And remember to add something personal along with any of our favorite Thanksgiving Quotes:

  • For flowers that bloom about our feet;
    For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
    For song of bird, and hum of bee;
    For all things fair we hear or see,
    Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
    ~ by Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Ah! on Thanksgiving day...
    When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
    And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.
    What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye?
    What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?
    ~ by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Heap high the board with plenteous cheer and gather to the feast,
    And toast the sturdy Pilgrim band whose courage never ceased.
    ~by Alice W. Brotherton

  • On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence. ~ by William Jennings Bryan

  • Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. ~ a Native American Saying

  • Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~ by William Arthur Ward

Thanksgiving Decor

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.

Have Thanksgiving Quotes/Traditons to Share?

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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