In my family we have a turkey platter that was given to my Mother from her mother. It is very ugly and its plastic. My Mother has since passed it and Thanksgiving on to me. It may be ugly and plastic but when I see it I think of Thanksgivings past. It has scratches all over it from the previous years of cutting up turkey and its turkey picture is fading fast. While I would love to get a new one, I couldn’t possibly part with the one I have. I think everyone in the family would miss it. So while I can’t or won’t get a new Turkey Platter, I do want to find something that will evoke memories of Thanksgiving in my home.
One of the things I love to do for Thanksgiving is decorate. I’m sure that seeing the same decorations each year will be memorable to my children and neices and family. I found these adorable Straw Turkeys at William Sonoma.
I also plan to give my Mother (the official pie maker), this cute pumpkin pie baking dish, and then serve it on these adorable pumpkin pie plates. Found at Lillian Vernon. There are currently many fall decorating items on sale at Lillian Vernon also. Check out the centerpieces for your holiday table!
One of the traditions I’m looking forward to starting this year is a family journal of thanks. I am buying this journal that I found on Amazon. I will have each family member write down what they are thankful for. Each year I will bring it out and we will all read and write in it after dinner. I think this will become a favorite and cherished tradition and also create a heirloom for future generations.
So start your own family Thanksgiving traditions and make memories that will last a lifetime for your children. Create an atmosphere of love and family that will be sure to stir up warm and loving thoughts of this great holiday. Your family will be thankful for it.