Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

10 Peculiar Facts You Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving Before

6abc4_for_SlideshowWhen the guests around your Thanksgiving table are busy stuffing their bellies, here’s one way to break the lull in conversation: dazzle them with some tasty turkey trivia.

Here’s 10 to get you started. We bet you they’ll eat them up!
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Elegant Gift Receiving

Elegant Gift Receiving Many people generally go so much into thinking the ways to gift someone that they forget the art of receiving gifts. It is a kind of a skill that takes time to develop.

Receiving the Gifts
It’s in human nature that everyone loves to receive gifts, and giving gifts is a procedure that everyone loves to do. It is loved by everyone because it is natural that if you love someone then you must give it back to them, it may be in form of gifts. Read the rest of this entry »

Thanksgiving & The Pilgrims!

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The story of Thanksgiving is accepted by most, but in reality it is rather fanciful. Most people think of pilgrim hats and turkeys without delving any deeper. The accounts of the true first thanksgiving are sparse, but they do not fit the stereotypical Thanksgiving we see today.

The idea of giving thanks was not new in and of itself. Many cultures have celebratory feasts and harvest festivals (including the Native Americans who attended the first Thanksgiving). What distinguished Thanksgiving was that thanks were not being given to a god or goddess, or for a bountiful harvest, but to fellow man.
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Gratitude After Gift Giving

Gratitude After Gift Giving As fun as it is to give a gift and watch the person’s face light up it is quite a joyful experience getting to be that person instead! Receiving a gift is usually a pleasurable experience that brings smiles to not just you, but the faces of everyone in the room. Showing proper gratitude is the best way to say thank you.

Of course, actually saying thank you helps! Never forget to say thank you, whether that is formally or informally. When you are given something by the gift giver in person be sure to thank them while they are there. If it is a bridal shower, baby shower, and so forth, then a written thank you note is necessary. For small occasions and just because gifts a simple phone call will often do. If you get something in the mail be sure to call the sender and thank them right away!
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