What Thanksgiving traditions are important to you and your family? This past week we discussed some of the Thanksgiving traditions some members of our Daggett Shuler team and our families, and thought we would share some of them with you.
First, let’s remember to have a safe Thanksgiving. We previously discussed some tips at Giving Thanks Safely. Of course, we also need to remember to be thankful which we previously reviewed in Are We Thankful?
In discussing Thanksgiving traditions with members of our Daggett Shuler team we found that the traditions generally fell in the categories of family, food, games, and of course watching the Thanksgiving Day parades.
Family was the most common theme when discussing Thanksgiving traditions. Families included immediate families, grandparents and grandchildren, as well as aunts, uncles, and the extended family. While we are all getting together, let us also be thankful for friends and co-workers. Celebrating with family can also include travel. We have members of our team traveling around the Triad and beyond to visit family, friends, and relatives.
Family and family traditions is the most repeated theme for Thanksgiving. One of our colleagues also reminded us that when you are spending time with your families, don’t forget to take a deep breath. A calming effect is often needed when extended families get together.
Food is another common theme for Thanksgiving traditions, and the most often mentioned is “Mom’s cooking!” One interesting tradition with a large family gathering is to have each person make one of their grandmother’s recipes to share. That way, the traditions are passed from family to family and generation to generation, as well as not burdening one person with all the work.
In other families part of the tradition is having a different person or family be responsible for the menu over the extended Thanksgiving weekend. Apparently the food is as varied as the attendees. Another family tradition is playing Thanksgiving games. The games included Trivial Pursuit, Mexican Train Dominoes, Monopoly, and Pictionary.
Many families enjoy the traditions of going to or watching Thanksgiving Day parades. Parades are great family fun and can pass traditions on from generation to generation. Everyone likes a parade!
All these Thanksgiving traditions are great for family fun. From our Daggett Shuler family to yours have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!