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by sitecore\kmcgrigg on November 11, 2011

Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for friends, family, and the good fortune you’ve experienced throughout the year. As this holiday is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to express gratitude for all you have, we’ve created a list of five free activities to help you and your loved ones reflect the true reason for the season and put the “thanks” back into your Thanksgiving holiday:

Create thank you cards. Have craft material on hand and encourage family members and guests to create a thank you card for someone who has influenced their lives in a positive way during the past year.

Teach kids about the first Thanksgiving. Make sure they understand that the holiday was originally a celebration to commemorate the creation of a new government. Talk about patriotism and the importance of feeling connected to one’s country.

Create a thankful list. Encourage guests to share their list of things they are thankful for. Take turns going around the table announcing at least one great thing that brings joy to life.

Volunteer. Find volunteer opportunities and give back to your community and to the less fortunate. Soup kitchens, nursing homes, and faith based organizations generally need more volunteers during the holiday.

Offer a thankful toast. Invite each guest to toast someone sitting around the table. By expressing gratitude for those close to you, you will strengthen the bonds of friendship and love that your family shares.

Make this year’s holiday the most memorable Thanksgiving of all by creating new traditions that promote a deeper sense of gratitude and awareness of the needs of others. Giving thanks at Thanksgiving is a wonderful way to close the year in preparation for the year to come.

For more ideas on how to have a wonderful, thrifty Thanksgiving download our free ebook!

Comment(s)

Aj says:
October 16, 2012
Website: www.purplerabbit.in

Even with the coming of digital age, some things should never change



Anonymous says:
November 17, 2011
Website: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/history/first-thanksgiving/

Great suggestions- although historically inaccurate.



Diana Patten says:
November 18, 2011
Website: South Shore Housing

I plan to download this item to share at the family's thanksgiving gathering. My son, his wife, the grandsons and mother in law all are positive, contributing members of our society. They and have made other peoples lives better for having known them. I am very proud of them.



Itaz Document says:
November 14, 2011
Website: http://www.itaz.com/

The simple gestures and the simple words still work wonders.



Peggy R says:
November 17, 2011

Wonderful suggestion. Holidays don't need to be expensive affairs to be special. We all can find things to say "Thanks" for. Getting others to share something they are thankful for is a great way to get to really know people.



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