Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thinking about Thanksgiving

Time for our next holiday! Oh, wait. Thanksgiving. I just can't seem to get too excited about this one. And I don't really understand why. My family gets together for Thanksgiving every year, then we all spend Christmas with our in-laws. Works nicely and the kids get presents twice!

But as a holiday, it just doesn't resonate with me that much. We need a few traditions that don't involve food or football and help us remember the whole point. And I'm not talking about the pilgrims. I'm talking the thanks part.

So the only Thanksgiving lens I've ever created - and likely ever will - has to do with Tie One On Day. It's an invented holiday from the apron lady, EllynAnne Geisel. But it's a worthy thing to consider doing. It's the day before Thanksgiving and just involves taking home-baked bread wrapped in an apron to a neighbor. I love the whole neighborhood thing. Anything that gets you out the front of your house and meeting the people near you is great in my book.

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