Families typically have their own set of holiday traditions that they return to each year. Why not try something different this year and create some new Thanksgiving traditions? Below are some new ideas to try this turkey day — and perhaps for many years to come.
1. Create a banner that you can hang every year. Use objects you have lying around the house to make a gratitude banner to hang in your dining room area during the holiday season.
2. Share your day with someone who would be spending the day alone. If you know of someone who doesn’t have anyone to sped this Thanksgiving with, invite him or her to share this special meal.
3. Set up a gratitude list. Open up a roll of paper and put it on a side table with some pens and a sign inviting your guests to share the things they’re grateful for.
4. Share the bounty with those who are less fortunate. Before the big day arrives, take an inventory of your own blessings and donate a few bags of much-needed food to your local food bank or soup kitchen.
5. Share your family’s treasures. If you normally make a favorite recipe that’s been passed down through your family, take the time to copy it and give it to your guests, along with the story behind it.
And while everyone is gathered around the Thanksgiving table have a little fun by seeing if anyone knows the answers to these interesting holiday trivia questions!
What is the relationship between frozen TV dinners and the Thanksgiving holiday? Apparently, the reason Swanson started selling T.V. dinners in 1953 was because it needed to find a way to use the massive amount of leftover frozen Thanksgiving turkeys and sides that they had.
How did the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begin? The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade originated in 1924 with some 400 employees marching from Convent Avenue and 145th Street in New York City. The parade included live animals borrowed from the Central Park Zoo.
At this time of year, we’re thankful for many things…especially our loyal customers like you. From our family to yours…Happy Thanksgiving!