Little Ways to Give Thanks

This week Americans sit down around their tables to celebrate Thanksgiving. Over the years I’ve learned about so many special ways our families can express thanks this Thursday. Here are a few of my favorites:

The Thanksgiving Day Hamper: I read about this Victorian tradition in Mrs. Sharp’s Traditions: Reviving Victorian Family Celebrations of Comfort & Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach. Victorian families would prepare Thanksgiving food baskets for the needy and deliver them on Thanksgiving Day. This is a tradition worth incorporating into our Catholic homes. When our children help us gather food for the basket and read the rest here.

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