When I turned on the radio the day after Halloween, I heard one of my favorite sounds... Christmas music!
But I remember thinking, Christmas music already? It seems the airwaves are not alone… from store ads to emails, blog posts to Pinterest pins, it seems the world can think only of Christmas.
And it saddens my heart that Thanksgiving is deemed less worthy of the months of preparation given to Halloween and Christmas.
In all my memories of childhood, November was for Thanksgiving and it was celebrated first. Time stood still for a moment while families were thankful… for each other and all the blessings enjoyed over the years.
And guess what - Christmas was not diminished in the slightest. In fact, it made the Christmas season THAT much more special and anticipated.
Lately, I find the more Thanksgiving gets pushed to the side, the more intentional I become about celebrating it…planning, decorating, crafting, cooking and baking with the same enthusiasm as I do Christmas.
Here are some of the projects I have made for Thanksgiving this year… in hopes my children’s memories of this holiday will be as fond as mine are!
Thanksgiving Subway Sign
Thanksgiving place cards
Make ahead this week (and freeze) gravy, rolls, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, stuffing and pie crust.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving traditions?