Thanksgiving is coming right up and with Halloween behind us, now is the perfect time to decide on some new Thanksgiving traditions to start this year! Thanksgiving tends to get the shaft, and I completely understand why. Halloween can be all-consuming with kids and once it’s over, Christmas doesn’t seem too far away, and heaven knows it’s nice to get all the Christmas-work done as early as possible. That leaves wee-little Thanksgiving begging for the attention it deserves. I’m just as guilty of overlooking it as the next person, but I’ve been thinking a lot about family traditions and thought of some FUN ones for Thanksgiving. It’s definitely inspiring me to want to make it a bigger deal this year!
But first… speaking of family traditions…
One of my blogging BFFs, Kierste of Simply Kierste, came out with her very first book on that very topic! Of course, I had to get a copy of Simply Tradition and I’ve literally had my nose in it every day these past couple weeks. Kierste is a fellow momma-of-many (6 kiddos!) and has no shortage of tradition ideas that the family will look forward to year after year.
The book is organized in the most PERFECT way… by seasons! But, since we’re coming right up on Thanksgiving, I’ve been swooning over all the awesome Fall and Thanksgiving tradition ideas, like the Thanksgiving Tree, Autumn Wassail, and Bucket List. Oh, and I’m not kidding… her tip for making caramel apples is genius, something I had never thought of before! I promise, you’ll love this book and it will make a fantastic gift for any of the gals in your life or even your neighbors.
You can find it on Amazon, here: Simply Tradition ~ 70 Fun & Easy Holiday Ideas for Families by Kierste Wade
And, speaking of Thanksgiving traditions, here’s a few more ideas from yours truly:
Old Family Videos Night
This would be fun on Thanksgiving night!! …or any night, really. Pull out all the old family videos and have a blast laughing and reminiscing. If you don’t have videos, look through the scrapbooks together. It’s a perfect way to remember what you are most thankful for, your family! Pull out the cheese tray and desserts and make a fun evening out of it.
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