Posted by Carter | Under Fall Travel, Holidays, Vacation plans
Friday Nov 14, 2014
Creative Ideas for Thanksgiving Family Traditions
Thanksgiving Family Traditions
Thanksgiving is the time of year when families will get together and break bread over all of the things that have happened during the previous year. It is a time when we celebrate the harvest and a time when we give thanks for all of the good things that we have such as our food, our families, and our health. It is also one of the only holidays in the United States when people are able to, almost universally, get time off of their work to enjoy some time to themselves. This is an issue which is often brought up in labor debate talks.
With that being said, there are always going to be certain traditions that each family has which are completely unique. While most families will have some version of getting together and eating as a family unit, others will make time each year to do volunteer or give to charity. Some others may do something like hunting (though this is usually something reserved for families who are familiar with this type of thing) and for many Americans Thanksgiving means football. Regardless, tradition is something that runs very deep in the United States around the time of Thanksgiving.
Trying something different on a major holiday like Thanksgiving could, in many families, almost be considered akin to heresy. Many families have had the same traditions for years and do not want to just change them for no good reason when nothing is wrong with them. Even so, there are times when a family might want to try something new – starting a new and exciting tradition to enjoy together for years to come. Perhaps something has happened in your family which has led everyone to be a little bit farther apart than they have in the past. If that is the case for you, consider trying something new as a way to reconnect and bring your loved ones together.
One possibility, of course, is travel. Most people simply overlook travel as something that is outside of their budget or more hassle than it is worth. Even so, that is not always the case. When you think about travel, a lot of people see it as an all-or-nothing type of event. Instead, consider the fact that you and your family or a group of your close friends could all pool your money together and splurge on a huge trip. Perhaps to Europe. Travel is something that will always have the ability to bring people closer together on an emotional level as well as a physical level. Taking a trip with loved ones is an investment in your relationships and you’re likely to cherish the memories you make for years to come. And, of course, it also gives you something else that you can all be thankful for besides simply your health and the food that is in front of you.
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