Today as I was getting my shopping list together for Rick, I asked him if we were ready to decide what we wanted for Thanksgiving this year. It's just the two of us. No big pilgrim feast this year.
We decided we could wait till next week but it started me thinking about bringing up the turkey plates, planning the dinner, albeit a small one, and just about the holiday in general.
Unlike many of you, I don't have a plethora of cute turkeys or other Thanksgiving-specific decor, just a few bits. But I do have a lot of vintage postcards.
I use them in decorating. Just a touch here and there. Here are a few ideas and some cards to share for your use.
Just right-click to save the ones you like on your computer. Then print them on card stock and tuck them into a wreath.
Tuck one or two in your holiday centerpiece.
Or use them as place cards on your table. It doesn't matter if there are ten of you or two of you, or even if you're dining alone.
If you're bringing dinner to a friend or neighbor or some sweet treat, tuck them in as a greeting.
Use them as a "What I'm grateful for" game at your table or on Thanksgiving Day. Just write your gratitudes on the back (and don't forget to save them!)
I know this Thanksgiving will be hard for those of us who are apart from families or dear friends. And if not hard, different.
Some of us may have had final farewells to people we love in this past year. We may know others who have fought or are still fighting Covid or another possibly terminal disease. We must be grateful for what they brought to the table in years past.
And, if we are well, grateful that we are here.
Celebrations matter. So does gratitude, which can help us through really tough times.
So, here's to celebration. Every day matters. And Thanksgiving is a wonderful day to remember the good things, even when the remembering might be a little hard. Take care and stay well.