It’s amazing what a simple gesture like sending an animated ecard can do. Yesterday, I sent one to my sister and not soon after, I received an ecard from my brother, which was very unexpected! And this is how it played out: My sister was having a ho-hum day which was turned around instantly when she opened my Thanksgiving ecard, “Turkey Hand”. When we were kids we learned in arts and crafts how to make a turkey by tracing our hand. So she traced one herself, her spirits were lifted and she was enticed to send an animated ecard to our Mom! When Mom opened her “Magic Pumpkin” ecard, she was flattered and felt the urge to begin planning her menu for Thanksgiving, as well as the guest list. Mom thought about calling our brother to remind him to come home for Thanksgiving, but decided she didn’t want to bother him so she sent him an animated ecard instead!
When my brother opened his Thanksgiving ecard, “Big Eater”, with the included message from Mom telling him she couldn’t wait to see him, he could already taste the turkey and pie! And wouldn’t you know that my brother then sent both my sister and me the “Turkey Hand” animated ecard to remind us of the arts and crafts we did as kids, and to say he couldn’t wait for Thanksgiving! As I said before, it is amazing what an animated ecard can do. Send yours today!
It seems that after Labor Day, everything seems to be about candy and ghosts until November, and then trees and tinsel for the rest of the year. It seems that a lot of people forget one of the most important holidays of all: Thanksgiving.
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I went to the grocery store today, and the woman in the check-out line was wearing a turkey hat on her head. So I stopped to take a look around and noticed pilgrim decorations, cornucopias decorating the aisles, pumpkin pie filling for sale, and posters declaring that turkeys were coming soon. Can it be? Is Thanksgiving really almost here?
I can already smell the Pumpkin Pies cooling on the counter, the cider warming on the stove and the turkey cooking in the oven. I can imagine my family gathering around to chat, the kids excited to have a four day weekend from school, and everyone excited for my Aunt’s pecan pie. I know my husband is excited for Football on TV, and a week’s worth of leftovers for turkey sandwiches! Thanksgiving also brings forth feelings of nostalgia, and though we’d like to spend time with everyone we know, we also know it is quite impossible. This year, we need to slow down and enjoy the company of the people that we are able to see for the holidays. We need to remember that the quality of the time we spend with others is much more important than how many people we can see in a matter of 4 days. It is not a race, it is not a competition, it is a holiday, and we are going to soak in the smells and the sights and the sounds. And why not send some free thanksgiving ecards to your family and friends.
What are you looking forward to this Thanksgiving?
Halloween has come and gone and that means…
Thanksgiving is almost here!
Come November and the holiday season mood sets in. Even though Christmas is two months away and Thanksgiving is four weeks away, it still feels like they’re around the corner. Do you sometimes get the feeling that your third grader knows more about Thanksgiving than you? Relax. You’re not alone.
Refresh your memory with these facts about the origin of Thanksgiving and you could ace that third grade quiz!
· Thanksgiving, as we know it was first celebrated by the Plymouth pilgrims who had arrived on the Mayflower. However, long before the pilgrims arrived, Native American tribes practiced the custom of celebrating harvest with a feast.
· Only about half the pilgrims survived and they expressed their gratitude with a thanksgiving feast after the first harvest was completed that fall.
· The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
· The pilgrims invited the neighboring Wampanoag Indians to the feast which lasted three days.
· The harvest meal included deer and wild fowl and not pumpkin pie or turkey.
· The pilgrims did not use forks. They used knives, spoons and their fingers.
· In 1623, during a drought, the pilgrims had allocated a day for fasting and prayer, but rains came during the prayers and turned it into a day of thanksgiving.
· The Continental Congress suggested a yearly day of thanksgiving during the American Revolution.
· In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln appointed the last Thursday of November as national thanksgiving day.
· Since 1939, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
What started as a day of thanks has become a long weekend almost everyone looks forward to for different reasons. The next post will highlight some of the modern day Thanksgiving traditions and the different ways the holiday is celebrated.