Sending Thanksgiving gifts and cards
Mother's Day, Christmas, birthdays, Hanukkah — an integral part of all these holidays is the act of showering loved ones with greeting cards and gifts. Why is Thanksgiving left out of the fun? Impress everyone this year by sending Thanksgiving cards, delivering fragrant bouquets or bringing memorable gifts!
Thanksgiving is a day set aside specifically to show gratitude for the blessings in your life, particularly your family and friends. So why not send a Thanksgiving greeting card to show them just how much they mean to you?
You can either make your own card or choose from the thousands of designs offered by professional companies like Hallmark and American Greetings. Whichever method you prefer, tailor your card to its audience — a funny sibling might enjoy a funny card, while parents or grandparents may be more receptive to a poetic or spiritual card. Make sure it's clear that you put time and effort into your card selection. And don't just sign your name — make the act meaningful by writing a personal message inside.
You can, of course, send online greeting cards, but cards through "snail mail" make a much larger impression on the receiver. However, if you choose to send e-cards, go through a website that allows you to personalize cards with a photo of yourself and/or your family.
For people you're particularly thankful for, go above and beyond a greeting card and send Thanksgiving flowers. These days, florists offer plenty of options for fall-themed bouquets, plants and centerpieces, incorporating deep autumn colors (orange, sienna and mustard yellow) and autumn blooms like chrysanthemums. You can personally deliver your flowers or have them sent to friends and family across the country — your presence will be felt when they display your bouquet on their Thanksgiving table.
If you're lucky enough to be with your loved ones on Thanksgiving, consider showing your appreciation with a Thanksgiving gift. Thanksgiving gift baskets full of tarts, jams or other fall fare are a delicious, affordable way to say thanks to your loved ones. For a more personal touch, frame a favorite photo or wrap up a book with special meaning. Show your gratitude for Thanksgiving dinner by bringing an autumn-themed wreath for your host's door. The options are endless, and as with most gifts, it's the thought that counts, so just find something that will show the recipient you're thankful to have them in your life.