Happy Thanksgiving!

The traditional North American holiday in which we express thanks for material and spiritual possessions is known as nothing other than Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day.

Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, this year it falls on November 25th, 2010.

When most of us think of Thanksgiving, we think of happy Pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. However, that is not entirely true! Find out about the history behind the Thanksgiving holiday, as well as the story of Thanksgiving that helped create a common American heritage.

The History of Thanksgiving ~ The Story

Black Friday Planning

Whether you’re shopping at the mall, online, by phone or mail, a little planning and know-how can help you deliver a holiday season that’s on budget and maybe even a little less stressful.

* General Buying Tips
* Shopping Holiday Sales Ads
* Buying/Using Gift Cards
* Online Shopping Tips
* All the Info You Need!

Holiday Feasting

Make a memorable feast to be grateful for! Watch how to videos on some of your favorite Thanksgiving Day dishes! And if you're looking for more ideas, try a few recipes below!

* Turkey Stew
* Pumpkin Soup
* Broccoli Salad
* Oven Roasted Turkey
* Apple Walnut Stuffing
* Green Bean Bake
* Pecan Pie

Click here for all the tasty recipes!

Crafts

Dazzle your guests with crafts the whole family can do!

* Handprint Thanksgiving Wreath
* Mayflower Craft and Table Centerpiece
* Pilgrim and Indian Village...

Click here for more ideas!

Entertaining

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to throw a great holiday get-together!
Tips &
Tricks
Quick List:

Plan
* Family or More?
* Menu
* Guests

Decorating Ideas
* Centerpieces
* Napkin Rings
* Placemats
* Name Cards
* Thanksgiving Favors

Get Crafty this Thanksgiving! Check out some fun, easy to make crafts that you and your family can make together!

Fun
* Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
* Watch a Movie
* Throw Your Own Turkey Bowl!

Click here for more ideas to have some Thanksgiving Day Fun this year!



Turkey Day Facts

* Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.

* Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the official national bird of the United States of America.



* The ballroom dance known as the Turkey Trot was named for the short, jerky steps a turkey makes.

* At one time, the turkey and the bald eagle were each considered as the national symbol of America.

* Turkeys sometimes spend the night in trees.

* Domesticated turkeys cannot fly. Wild turkeys, however, can fly for short distances at speeds up to 55 miles per hour.

Is there a Name for "that thing" that hangs off a turkey's neck? Or how did the turkey get its name? For links to more fun facts and fowl FAQ, click here!

Holiday Videos

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