Countdown to Thanksgiving

11 Nov

Less than two weeks until Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday (as mentioned here). To me, it’s all the festive fun of Christmas, but without all the gimme-gimme gift hoopla. (Not that I don’t love Christmas. Or gifts. Or hoopla.)

Who couldn’t love a holiday entirely devoted to gratitude, spending time with family and eating? Pretty perfect way to spend a Thursday, if you ask me.

Then, there’s the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Oh, my, I do love a parade.

Meredith Viera and Matt Lauer

I realize I’m at the same time too old and too young to get as excited as I do about cartoon floats and mittened television hosts, but to me it’s one of the best things about Thanksgiving.  And, okay, NBC, you got me – it’s the official start to the holiday season.

I know. I’m in marketing. I should know better. But I don’t care – bring on the Broadway dance numbers.

So what is Thanksgiving Day like around your house?

Is your family a dress-for-dinner, place settings kind of crowd? (Images from the gorgeous Layla Grace blog.)

Fancy Thanksgiving

Or is your family more of the come-and-get-it variety?

Casual Thanksgiving

Image found at the always-helpful Real Simple.

Or maybe you plan to spend the day with your friends, ala those wonderful Thanksgiving Friends’ episodes?

Friend Thanksgiving

Image found here. How sweet is this little picnic?

I’d say my family falls somewhere in the middle. The table is usually decked out, but we’re mostly not. And we’ve sat in the same seats at the table for 20 plus years, so no place cards required (although I love the look). As the family grows, however, we may need to invest in name tags.

Can’t wait to hear all about your traditions! Please share in the comments.

Stay tuned for more Thanksgiving-themed posts over the next two weeks. And maybe a another squeal or two about the parade.

I’ll try to contain myself.

But, y’all.

Al Roker!

In ear muffs!

3 Responses to “Countdown to Thanksgiving”

  1. Amber November 11, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Following your blog too now! 🙂 That Thanksgiving table settings is to die for….I’m having issues figuring out how I want to set my table this year, it’s nice to have inspiration like that.

    • Katie November 11, 2011 at 11:30 am #

      Welcome Amber! I know! Pinterest has a lot of great inspiration right now too. Good luck!


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