Thanksgiving Traditions, To Make The Day Special for Generations.
For as long as I can remember,
Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday. To me, it’s a holiday without high expectations and a relaxing time to be with family. Of course, I love the traditional food, but it’s the family time that makes it so special.
I remember one year, before children, we picked up our dinner at Econo Food in a paper bag on our way up to visit Door County with Don’s parents. Canned yams , a turkey and rolls in a bag didn’t make for a spectacular meal, but we had an amazing weekend playing games and relaxing.
I am very blessed that my mother in law, Cozy, always hosts the Thanksgiving dinner. She makes a meal that should be featured in Southern Living magazine. Every time we discuss trying a new dish someone protests that we can’t do away with their favorite dish – for my father in law it’s oyster dressing, my husband loves the cranberry relish, my daughters love her Alabama biscuits and I am a huge fan of her dressing.
Traditions are what make the holidays so memorable. I love when we go around the table and tell what we are thankful for this year. The lists have certainly changed through the years, but not the tradition.
Cozy sets an exquisite table for both Thanksgiving and Christmas – complete with linens, unique centerpieces and beautiful dishes. I love that her tables always have something new and something that has been in the family for generations (like the salt cellars). This is what makes a table special and unique – the meal wouldn’t be the same without all of her special touches.
As we prepare the store for the holidays, I hope we have selected pieces you can add to your home that will become a part of your tradition, something that will make your table, mantle or tree special for the holidays and for your family.