We have had our Canadian Thanksgiving last month, but I would like to share our day with you. My husband and I now live in a apartment. Our children are all grown. We knew this year in order to see our kids, I had to organize a gathering. I decided it was time the children shared in the work.
So I planned on a potluck Thanksgiving dinner that included all the trimmings. Each of my children brought a dish (4), I provided the balance of the meal. We had a buffet lunch served from my small apartment kitchen counter.
Everyone found a place to rest their plate. The informal dinner brought a lot of laughter and conversations. Warm family gatherings like this last longer in the memories of my grandchildren. Happy Thanksgiving.
By Sheila from St Mary's. Ontario, Canada
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My husband and I have started our own family tradition that gets everyone involved. We gather in a circle and one of us starts by telling what we are thankful for, this gives everyone an example of what to do.
For centuries, peoples of all religions and countries have said their own special prayers for the blessing of their food, before a meal to give thanks for the food and other good things in their lives and on their tables.
This isn't a tip, just sharing our annual Thanksgiving day. We always go to my cousin's house in Columbus, and (Bless her) she ends up with a minimum of 35 people.
As the family arrives, ask them to think of something nice that happened, with those members who have passed. After the family prayer, have as many candles, whatever size will work on your table, in votives.
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Looking for ideas to start a tradition with my sister in law and her daughter (4 years old) while cooking Thanksgiving Dinner. Thank you for any suggestions/ideas!
Lori from Atlanta, NY
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I used to read a story to my class from Highlights called "The Biscuit Tradition". The family feeds leftover biscuits to the birds sharing their food with them.
I would like to share Our Family's Tradition for Our own Thanksgiving!
After all our 4 children got married and started their families, we decided to change Thanksgiving a bit. This was mainly because now each kid has 2 families to spend time with on holidays. That is a lot of running around with babies and small children. We now have 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. We are a family of 23 now! Well, years ago, we made a change to have Our Own Traditional Thanksgiving on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. And it has worked out beautifully all these years. This frees each of the kids and grandkids to spend Thanksgiving with their other grandparents and no hectic running around. My husband and I would spend Thanksgiving with my mom & siblings. But, surprisingly, my kids would pop over for a little while to see their grandmother and aunts and uncles! So Thankful for respectful kids!