Thanksgiving is a few days away. Can I help you up from the floor? There is a reason why it has crept up so fast. November 22nd is the earliest date possible. The holiday is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month. Every once in a while, another Thursday sneaks in. The good news (and you can usually count on me for that), is there are also five weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Yay!
That means we will have several extra days to prepare for the holidays.
There will be…
…time for shopping.
…time for family traditions.
…time for baking.
…time to take a break from our regular activities.
…time for making new friends.
…time for outdoor fun.
…time for decorating.
…time for… Hey, wait! I still need to make this year’s family Christmas card. I’ll take some photos at Thanksgiving, work up an idea and then maybe I won’t struggle to get the cards out before the holidays.
Will I create another extremely time-consuming pop-up card? We’ll see. All I know is this year at Thanksgiving, I will be especially grateful for the extra weekend since we have five of them until Christmas!
We are still in the midst of birthday week!
Illustrations and photos by Susie Lindau
What will you do with the extra time?