I just love Thanksgiving.
I love Christmas, too, of course, but sometimes the oh-so-very-important meaning behind the holiday gets overshadowed by the gifts we exchange.
Thanksgiving doesn’t have that problem. More than any other holiday I can think of, Thanksgiving is a time to simply enjoy good food with the people you love. We are celebrating Thanksgiving with my husband’s family this year—we’ve rented a house a few hours away, and we’ll all be together for several days. I can’t wait.
This Thanksgiving is special in some new ways, too. We’ve been studying American history this year with our boys, and so more than ever before, they’re aware of the rich history behind this holiday and some of its traditions.
If you’re looking for some new books, songs, or traditions to add to your family’s celebration this year, I’ve gathered a list of some of my favorites below:
Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas
An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott
This is the Feast by Diane Z. Shore
The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dagliesh
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
Give Thanks Bible reading plan from She Reads Truth
To Listen To
My Thanksgiving Playlist on Spotify
Chex Party Mix (use the oven method, not the microwave method; it makes a difference!)
I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving!