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SOME FACTS AND HISTORY ABOUT THANKSGIVING

This traditional roots of this holiday is the feast of the Pilgrims and the Native Americans after the first harvest in the "new world."  Through the years, the different colonies developed days for either celebrating the harvest, or just for providing thanks to G-d.  The two ideologies merged over the years, and in 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November a day of Thanksgiving.

WEBSITES AND ARTICLES ABOUT THANKSGIVING

GIFT SUGGESTIONS FOR THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving History & Traditions

Thanksgiving Day (Thanksgiving Traditions): Information on the holiday, its beginnings, food,  and celebratory traditions. 

Thanksgiving on the Net (Thanksgiving.net): Information, articles and other related material on the holiday.

The First Thanksgiving (Scholastic): Informative site on Thanksgiving and the early colonists.  A good site for kids.  Includes activities for teachers.

The History of Thanksgiving (History Channel): An in-depth look at the holiday and its origins.

Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving (All Recipes): A site with over 750 recipes for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Recipes (The Recipe Link): Many links to recipes and recipe sites around the web.

Historical Places

Town of Plymouth (official site): Information on the historic town of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

America's Homepage (Plymouth, MA): Official tourguide website for Plymouth, Massachusetts, the landing site of the Pilgrims.  

On this day of feasting and giving thanks for all we have, the traditional gifts are usually food related - specifically harvest fruit and vegetables.

Harvest Foods: There is nothing like a fresh platter of fruits or vegetables to show holiday cheer.  Besides bringing a nice gift, you also have a great healthy alternative for desert.  Some options available to you are: (1) Buy a nice tray with colored saran wrap then pick out fruit or vegetables from your local market and make a platter; (2) Purchase a ready made platter from your local supermarket; or (3) Order some great ready fruit baskets for Thanksgiving or sign up the gift recipient for a fruit of the month club, to give cheer all year long.

Beverages: Thanksgiving is a holiday of food.  Most go to someone's house to celebrate this day.  If the hosts drink alcohol, wine is always an appropriate gift (it looks more classy than a 6-pack of beer). A nice white wine is good for a turkey dinner.  I would also choose a domestic (American grown) wine for this American holiday.

Travel: If you want to celebrate the history of the Thanksgiving holiday, a trip to Plymouth, Massachusetts during this time of year would be be great.  New England in general is always a fantastic place to visit, full of history and beauty.  You may need to bundle up because it might be a little cold, but there is plenty of good food and drink to warm you up along the way.

 

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PLUSH & CANDY FOR NOVEMBER-BEAR FOR THANKSGIVING

Turkey Basket

 

TURKEY & HAM COMBO

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Autumn Harvest Doormat - STANDARD Size

 

VEGETABLES MIXED GARDEN 2#

Whole Basted Turkey

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Crown Pork Roast With Stuffing

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