The Thanksgiving holiday has always been a special time to give thanks for our blessings and gather with our family, and friends.
During this holiday season, staying at home is the best way to protect yourself from the COVID-19 virus but that doesn’t mean the Thanksgiving holiday is any less special or meaningful in 2020.

Some low risk ideas are having a family dinner with only members of your immediate household. Having a virtual dinner and sharing recipes with family and friends. Watching televised parades, sporting events, and movies. Shopping online rather than in person for Black Friday shopping deals.

Here are just a few Thanksgiving activities and ideas you might want to incorporate into the season.

Sharing your Thanksgiving meal with someone who may be spending the holiday alone this year. You can drop off the Thanksgiving dinner to a doorstep to avoid physical contact.

Include your children in preparing the meal, teach them how to prepare a favorite dish, set the table, or perhaps let them decorate with homemade crafts. Little ones can keep busy making paper pilgram hats, indian headbands,leaf rubbings, or tracing their hands to make turkeys while you work in the kitchen.

Write a letter or send a card to a loved one who is staying home this year. Teach your children or grandchildren how to address an envelope and write a letter. Buy some pretty holiday stationary or decorate your own.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade~ Turning on the television to watch the festive floats and giant balloons Thanksgiving morning. This year is the 94th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and will be a televised only presentation.

The 94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air nationwide on NBC, Thursday, November 26, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. 

‘This year the celebration will shift to a television only special presentation, showcasing the Macy’s Parade’s signature mix of giant character helium balloons, fantastic floats, street performers, clowns and heralding the arrival of the holiday season with the one-and-only Santa Claus.”

Spend some time discussing what you are thankful for, it’s been a tough year for everyone but we all have things to be grateful for.

Thanksgiving prayer~ A traditional psalm of praise
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the Lord is God!
It is he that made us, and we are his;
we are his people,and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him, bless his name!
For the Lord is good;his steadfast love endures for ever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.