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Create Thanksgiving Memories and Meaning

As usual, November is just not as long as I remember it being. Here comes T-day again and precious little time to get everything together. Little as there is, though, it is enough to plan a truly special day, building on traditions long-loved, and consciously creating new ones that will add richness and meaning to our families’ celebrations. This article picks up where Give Thanksgiving Celebrations Meaning Ended. Having given some thought to what it is about Thanksgiving that is worth celebrating, it is now time to purposefully demonstrate and emphasize those aspects of the holiday. If we focus on allowing everyone to participate, rather than one or two laboring in the kitchen for hours; tailoring the feast and activities to the people involved; and actively giving thanks and connecting with loved ones, rather than passively eating and resting, we may create a celebration that is more than a pumpkin-pie blip between Halloween and Christmas. Here are a few suggestions for making the day about more than food and football!

Thanksgiving is sadly underrated in our pantheon of holidays. There is too much worth celebrating to drown the whole thing in gravy! Take a deep breath, break out your notepad, and conquer the day!

May your turkey be tender, and your kitchen filled with little helpers!

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