Growing up, we would go to my grandma’s house for Thanksgiving lunch. We’d eat with aunts, uncles and cousins and take home enough leftovers for Turkey sandwiches with dill pickles, mayo and Worcestershire sauce on them. For a few years after I married we would eat lunch with my family and dinner with my husband’s. Eventually that changed into eating dinner at his parent’s. After his mom’s death a few years ago, our Thanksgiving traditions changed again. We now spend Thanksgiving at home with just our immediate family. Although we do not travel or see other family, we have made our own Thanksgiving Traditions at home.
Although we may miss seeing our extended family, the benefit of staying home is being able to celebrate Thanksgiving on our own time schedule and making Thanksgiving Traditions at home that are meaningful to our family. Here are a couple of traditions we have included in our Thanksgiving Day celebrations.
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Making Thanksgiving Traditions at Home
Have you been following along with me this November for my 30 Days of Thanksgiving series? It’s been my way to remember, Thanksgiving is not just a day or big piece of pie with whipped cream–Thanksgiving is a way of life–or at least should be. It’s a way to focus our thoughts on what we have and how good we have it.
I know it’s already November 19th, but it’s never too late to begin being thankful. Join me and let’s count our blessings together for the next eight days. Share your list of things you are thankful for in the comments of each, 30 Days of Thanksgiving posts.
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