Welcome to Why We Gift Wednesday! Each week, we celebrate one of the thousands of reasons that we truly love giving. Whether it’s honoring the relationships that we have, feeling grateful for an occasion or a special time of year, or relishing life’s simple joys, Why We Gift Wednesday is all about giving and generosity – the expression of appreciation for life’s many happy moments.
We don’t know about you, but we’re really looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. We just love getting together with our favorite people, gathering around a big table and feeling the warmth of gratitude for family, friends, health and all the blessings that surround us. But it’s important to remember that while we enjoy each other’s company and indulge in what’s perhaps the greatest meal of the year (it’s in tight competition with the grilled delights of the Fourth of July), someone went through a great deal of planning and effort to put that amazing Thanksgiving meal together. So on this Why We Gift Wednesday, we’re thanking the cooks!
If you’ve ever hosted Thanksgiving yourself, or you’ve done the majority of the cooking for the gathering, you know that Thanksgiving dinner takes tons of prep work. In the days (and sometimes weeks, if you’re a planner like me) before Thanksgiving, home chefs and cooks spend hours and hours meal planning and coordinating.
“Do we have eggs and butter on the grocery list?”
“What temperature do the yams need to bake at?”
“Can we bake the green bean casserole at the same time?”
“And how long does the turkey need to rest before we can carve it?”
All of these questions (and about a million more) come into play when planning this meal. It takes a lot of work to make Thanksgiving special, so make sure that those who prepared this year’s Thanksgiving dinner are properly thanked! After all, this day is all about giving thanks, right?
Who does the most cooking on Thanksgiving in your family?