As many families and friends look forward to hopefully gathering once again for Thanksgiving, there’s a lot to be thankful for this year. Besides the tradition of going around the dinner table and sharing what each person is grateful for, here are some other ideas for expressing your gratitude and making Thanksgiving more meaningful. For tips to celebrate the holidays safely this year, visit the CDC website.
Looking for a new holiday tradition for your family? We saw this fun idea and can’t wait to add it to our table! Every day between now and Thanksgiving, have family members write a few things they’re thankful for on a pumpkin until it’s covered with their thoughts. Bonus: the pumpkin can then become a ready-made centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table or a meaningful addition to your fall décor.
Put the ‘giving’ in Thanksgiving
Donating to a cause your family is passionate about – whether with your time or money – is a way to bring everyone together. Start a chat among family members to find common causes they support, then pick a day to spend time together filling food boxes, serving meals at a local shelter, volunteering at a community animal shelter, or participate in a ‘turkey trot’ event supporting local charities – whatever means the most to you as a way to give from your hearts.
Fix the Feast Together
Adding more cooks to the kitchen is a great way to bring everyone closer (as space – and COVID – allows). Let grandma relax this year and divvy up the dishes. Show your littles how to make your family’s Thanksgiving favorites by letting them help with meal prep. Teach them your mad potato peeling and pumpkin pie making skills they can share in years to come.
In addition to cooking for your traditional tastes, why not ask the newest guest at your table to add to the plate by bringing one of their favorite non-fowl foods?
Walk the Talk
There’s nothing better after appreciating a wonderful meal than taking a walk afterward. So break out the Thanksgiving pants and have the team set off on a leisurely stroll around the block to help burn off some of those food coma-inducing calories. Let nature inspire and fill you with newfound gratitude as you chat about the feeling of breathing in the fresh air, admiring the sunset or the color of the leaves, a brilliant moon, or the Christmas decorations your neighbor has already put up.
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