Moms Talk: Your Best Thanksgiving Traditions

We want to know what Thanksgiving traditions your family has created

Turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, the counting of blessings, retelling the story of the Mayflower’s voyage, awkward hugs from family members you only see in the latter part of the year … yep, Thanksgiving is filled with traditions.

Despite these seemingly national Turkey Day trends, some families carve out their own independent rituals. One family I know always participates in the nearest charity walk, combining exercise and giving back.

Another family I know replaces turkey with tofu, also giving each member a veggie dish to be the chef of (I am assuming the 2-year-old is exempt). Others Skype with far flung relatives in order to create that family feeling.

We at Patch want to know: What are your unique Thanksgiving traditions? Are you planning on creating any? Did you grow up with any in your family?

Kristina Bunnell November 23, 2011 at 05:32 PM
It's hard to start our own family traditions because travel to a couple different family dinners, but I've started making it a personal tradition to make a pumpkin roll to bring along for dessert, because my husband really likes them. I imagine 20 years from now when we are hosting the meal, I'll still be making them and hopefully something they look forward to.
Rob Netro November 23, 2011 at 06:41 PM
We all go to a local school and play Kickball at 9am. Alot of old friends and former schoolmates are in town, so it makes for a quick reunion of sorts.
Morgan Day November 23, 2011 at 07:02 PM
Kickball? That's a pretty cool tradition. My family's is pretty standard: Eat way too much turkey. Eat way too much dessert. Rest. Repeat.


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