Have you ever noticed how people skip right over Thanksgiving and get right to the Christmas spirit? We jump right into Christmas decorations, music, and gift giving.
Don’t skip right over Thanksgiving—embrace the holiday and its grateful nature. With November upon us, it’s time to get in the mood for the month’s biggest holiday.
Check out a few of our favorite ways to get in the Thanksgiving spirit!
Bring Out the Decorations
The first step to getting yourself in the spirit for the holiday is decorating your home in festive décor.
Many people skip right over the sweet Thanksgiving decorations and opt for the Christmas ones. Take the time to decorate your home in the Thanksgiving spirit this year. Bring out the fall colors—maroons, deep oranges, and golds—add some festive pillows, and get your home ready.
Plan a Date Night
One of the best ways to get in the spirit of Thanksgiving is to plan time with your significant other.
Date nights offer one of the best ways to enjoy the season, especially since fall comes packed with so many fun date night ideas. There are still plenty of festivals you and your partner can head out to; just pick something fun, and take the time to show your gratitude for one another!
The month of November is one of the busiest seasons for giving. Whether you decide to volunteer or donate clothes to your favorite charity, giving back is one of the best ways to get in the spirit.
Spending your time to help others in need exemplifies the essence of the holiday. Giving your time and presence to those who need it will put you in just the right mindset for Thanksgiving.
Get Your Meal Planned
If you want to get in the spirit, think about the meal.
When it comes to Thanksgiving, people fall head over heels for the traditional dishes they’ll find on the table. Instead of stressing about the dinner the week before, start planning in advance.
The extra time will lower your stress and keep your mind on the holiday coming up. You may even want to try out a few new recipes since you planned ahead!
Host a Friendsgiving
If your friends typically don’t play a part in your Thanksgiving dinner, make time for them on a different day to celebrate Friendsgiving.
You can make it a potluck of all the staples, or you can just order a pizza. Whatever food you choose, this time lets you really connect with your friends. After all, that’s what Thanksgiving is all about!