What’s happening to Thanksgiving? It’s seems as if the Thanksgiving Holiday is being swallowed up by the Christmas promotions. Our 7-year-old daughter expressed her concerns just yesterday as we were driving around our city and she noticed the Christmas lights and decorations. She said:
“They just skipped Thanksgiving…what happened to the Turkey decorations?”
Our 5-year-old daughter asked if Christmas was coming faster now.
I told her nice try….but Christmas comes on the same day each year.
A few years back, I had an epiphany. I was sick and tired of spending too much money that I did not have on things that people really didn’t want. And so, ever since then, I made it my mission to make all of our holidays memorable experiences.
Last year, for the first time, I cooked the entire Thanksgiving dinner. (By the way…I felt really grown up when I did that…lol.) My girls and I worked in the kitchen all day long cooking and baking and having fun. We dressed up in our Sunday best and we ate in our formal dining room(it was the first time that we used our formal dining room in the three years that we had been living in our house). This is definitely something that I hope my girls will look forward to doing with their mom for years to come.
But, my absolute favorite holiday tradition is traveling. Hands down, the best gift that you can give your family over the holidays is the gift of travel. And here is why: