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(November 09, 2006 by support Send DollMail )
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Thanksgiving Crafts Clipart DollsThe traditional holiday of Thanksgiving is synonymous with pumpkin pie, turkey, and family togetherness. Not only is this a welcome break in everyone's busy lives to spend time together and watch a bit of football, it is also an opportunity to give thanks for all of the blessings you've enjoyed this year - big or small.

Every elementary school student knows the basic story of Thanksgiving. Pilgrims (occasionally correctly called Puritans) came from England on the Mayflower, got into a bit of trouble, and found help from the Native Americans, or Indians, of the region. Thanksgiving Crafts Clipart Dolls When it was time for harvest the next year, and the Pilgrims reaped enough to easily last them through the winter, they invited their Indian friends over for a bit of a feast Ė complete with turkey, pumpkins, and prayers of Thanksgiving.

Of course, the story we know is rather whitewashed and blends a great deal of myth in with the facts. Despite this, Thanksgiving remains one of the least commercialized holidays, most likely because it is not a gift giving occasion. Regardless of the faults in the original story, Thanksgiving has come to mean a great deal to us, today.

Vacation

One of the nicest aspects of Thanksgiving is that it represents a break from work and school. Around the country, schools offer students a couple of days or even a full week of vacation. Most businesses offer employees two or three days of vacation as well. This makes Thanksgiving an ideal time to relax and take a breather from the frantic first months of a new school year or simply a chance to enjoy the cooler weather.

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Family

Thanksgiving offers extended families an opportunity to come together for a visit. Some households invite upwards of twenty people to dinner, while others might keep it smaller and low key. Even if you can't stand to hear how much you've grown or dread the cheek pinching you know is coming, humor your older relatives. At least you have some time to hang out with any friends and family home for the week from college.

Preparing for the Holidays

For a great deal of people, Thanksgiving is the first day of preparations for the holiday season. Christmas and Hanukah are a short month away and many stores know this. The day after Thanksgiving sales are some of the largest throughout the year, and many individuals flock to the malls to begin shopping for presents. Another piece of preparing for the holidays is to begin unpacking the decorations. Setting up Christmas trees or menorahs, hanging lights or setting up the giant glowing Santa are all part of the fun.

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Traditions

There are many other traditions surrounding Thanksgiving including the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and many football games. Whatever you're doing this Thanksgiving, take the time to let your friends and family know how much you care about them and spend some time relaxing and having fun together. After all, that is what the Pilgrims did all those years ago, and that part of the tradition at least is a great idea for everyone.


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renn1205

24/Female
Murray, UT
Posted On: November 23, 2006
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renn1205

24/Female
Murray, UT
Posted On: November 23, 2006
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ariel8

44/Female
Posted On: November 22, 2006
this story of Thanksgiving was very intersting!!!

I LOVE Thanksgiving so much!!! The Turkey, stuffing! My fav. is black olives, and the mashpatato's with gravey!!!!!!! stuffed mushrooms!!!!! I can't what!

And the Macey's Day Parade asome! I really can't what
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notavirgobut14

21/Female
Chaska, MN
Posted On: November 15, 2006
i love love love thanksgiving seeing my family. eating so much food.. yummy.. i love turkey, cranberry sauce and most of all POTATOES!!!!!!!!!!!
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pink_diamonds1

17/Female
Mission Hills, CA
Posted On: November 14, 2006
food

turkey

ice cream

A WEDDING, TOO! yay
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pink_diamonds1

17/Female
Mission Hills, CA
Posted On: November 14, 2006
Yayyyyyyy Love it Jessica

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sarahmorgen

29/Female
Hungary
Posted On: November 13, 2006
I like this dolls!
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MO1405

22/Female
Oceanside, NY
Posted On: November 11, 2006
what a yummy day!...cant wait to make some thanksgiving dolls!
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thugswhatiwant

27/Female
New Zealand
Posted On: November 10, 2006
In nz we don't celebrate thanksgiving, but it sounds fun even if there is a bit of a mixed opinion about the history of it????
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crazykiek

45/Female
North Huntingdon, PA
Posted On: November 10, 2006
pilgirms or purtitans nvr had fun fun was a sin!!! lol well thas isnt teh pint lol jsut wanted tosay that haha i mweird yes. nicearticle.
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SILLYx_LoveSon

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: November 10, 2006
nice article. when i was little i used to dress up as a pilgrim or a native american then alternate. my relatives have to tell everyone about those years. i was young and full of ignorant bliss! but i still love thanksgiving
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Fusion_Angel

22/Female
De Leon Springs, FL
Posted On: November 9, 2006
Cool!
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Spiritwolf15

24/Female
Henry, VA
Posted On: November 9, 2006
Great Article like the dolls
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MermaidGem76

17/Female
Union, KY
Posted On: November 9, 2006
Po pour ane Thanksgiving dollmaker!!! Osamu tezuka mali cakiki quera uso tonga Juan Ponce de Leon!
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Veseys

21/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 9, 2006
can't wait for the dollmaker, in Canada thanksgiving is in October
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