Thanksgiving Traditions – What Do You Cherish?

I guess tops on my list of cherished Thanksgiving traditions is being reminded of the people I love and who love me.

But the greatest thing about that is, I don’t have to wait for the fourth Thursday of November!
I can call or email or zoom or text or get together with people I love any day of the year.

Praying you have a peaceful, love-filled day — on Thanksgiving and every day of the year.

Fun on Thanksgiving night

Living in Atlanta most of my life, one of the highlights was the Lighting of the Rich’s Great Tree on Thanksgiving night.

When I was younger, it was adorned atop one of the bridges at the Rich’s department store downtown. And after different acts of entertainment, the tree would be lighted on the high note of “O Holy Night”. I still get chills thinking about it.

I encourage you to search on the internet for videos of past years (1980’s are great). It’s a sight not to be missed!

Is there a Thanksgiving tradition you cherish?

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Joni Vance is an award-winning author of fiction, essay, and poetry. She loves mystery, history, and how God reveals Himself every day.


May God reveal the mystery of His love in your life story.

4 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Traditions – What Do You Cherish?

  1. There is so much work involved for me in Thanksgiving (and chaos once everyone is here) that I asked a friend how she made her Thanksgiving quieter and more memorable. Here are some ideas from her we are trying this year: passing a basket and putting an acorn in as you tell what you are thankful for, I ordered a thanksgiving tablecloth the grandchildren can color on as they wait for the meal, we ordered a corn hole set and a tether ball set to be played outside after lunch and have been training our grandchildren on corn hole throwing techniques so they can compete with the adults:) I’m excited to try all these new ideas!

    • Hope you are able to rest and enjoy – and let others help you so you can enjoy the day! Thanks for sharing and hope your family enjoys cornhole, coloring, and tether ball. 🙂

  2. Joni,
    Our eldest son has chosen T’giving as his favorite holiday. It is a time of family gathering around our well-worn kitchen table ( no formal dining for us, ever), each of us naming something we’ve been thankful for in the last year. Always interesting to hear what those 4 little boys would say. Now all grown men, and we still do this.

    BTW, I would have been the one singing that high note in “O Holy Night” in our church. Miss being able to do that.

    Blessings and love!
    D

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