I always complain that the stores have Christmas decorations up sometimes even before Halloween and for sure right after. Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday and I resent it being relegated to a back seat. I love the fall colors on the trees and I love to bring those colors indoors. I love to cook the turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings for the Thanksgiving meal. I love to fill my home with friends and family to share a delicious meal and good conversation while we remember all the blessings we have to be thankful for. We need to take the time to thank Him for all the good things He has done for us. That is the Thanksgiving spirit.
I never get in the Christmas spirit until after Thanksgiving. This year I have made a bit of a jump on that. I received an e-mail from Jacquie Lawson (http://www.jacquielawson.com) advising the new advent calender for 2014 was out. I bought the 2012 version last year and found it was such a fun activity that I knew I would have to buy it again this year. Starting on December 1, there is a daily activity to enjoy. There are new items added each day to amaze you. It will take you right up to December 25th. It is fun for both children and adults. If you have never seen it, I recommend you check it out. You won’t be sorry.
Thanks for reminding me of this, Nora. I received it as a gift a couple of years ago. I think I’ll buy it for myself this time. :0)
I agree. Thanksgiving is just as important, yet it tends to be overlooked. I think of it every year. 🙂