Turkey Day!!! That's what some of us here in the United States like to call Thanksgiving, because it's probably one of the few times during the year that we actually go to the trouble to roast such a large bird.
But turkeys aren't all that Thanksgiving is about. Traditionally it's believed that the holiday is due to a harvest celebration held by the Pilgrims in 1621. In modern times Thanksgiving is about gathering with friends and family to show a little gratitude for each other and the blessings of that year. It doesn't even have to be religious in celebration, although many do take the opportunity to say a special thank you to God. Thanksgiving in the United States is the American version of harvest celebrations from around the world, such as Martinmas or other locally named harvest festivals in France, Erntedanktag in Germany and Lammas, Mabon and Samhain in Ireland for their three harvest celebrations. It goes way back in American history, even as far back as 1565 right here in Florida in the town of Saint Augustine when the Spanish held their first Harvest Feast.
Here's a lovely piece of music to start our Thanksgiving Party Planning shopping with by George Winston called Thanksgiving:
Now, let's go shopping!
Thanksgiving Party Shop Number 1
Shop name: Fun Properly Done
Of course we're going to need some invitations for our friends and family so they'll know when to show up and what to bring. These pumpkin pie invitations from Fun Done Properly look utterly delicious!
Thanksgiving Party Shop Number 2
Shop name: Casual Cutie
And to show off that new baby we have an adorably cute Thanksgiving headband from Casual Cutie to go with that adorably cute face. Aw, now that's just cuteness to the max!
Thanksgiving Party Shop Number 3
Shop name: Cow Country Creations
Want something sweet and holiday themed to hang from your mantel or maybe on a holiday bufffet or along a wall? Well, Cow Country Creations has just the thing! What a beauty!
Thanksgiving Party Shop Number 4
Shop name: Welcomes by Pj
Here's something from Welcomes by Pj to greet your guests when they come to your door. It's bright and beautiful and filled with so many of the lovely reminders of Autumn that a Thanksgiving celebration entails!
Thanksgiving Party Shop Number 5
Shop name: thefarmerswifect
And we have to have a place to put that bird -- even if you're Vegan and you celebrate your Thanksgiving with a lovely feast of freshly harvested goodies or with Tofurkey -- this platter from thefarmerswifect is a great homage to our friend, the Turkey.
Oh, well. That looks like it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! Let's do this again real soon -- like next week's Friday Faves when I'll be blogging a little more about Thanksgiving Traditions.
What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving Traditions? I'd love to read all about it in the comments.
Well, until next week's Friday Faves, have a great weekend everyone and take care out there!