Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Please note this is a scheduled post as I have been gone since Wednesday and will be back late tonight.  If all goes well, a friend will link me to AEDM.
 
Happy Thanksgiving to those who live in the US of A and observe the holiday.   Happy Thursday to all my international friends.

This is a day when families gather to give thanks. Prayer, in the form of grace is often given before the meal.

Originally celebrated as a religious holiday for giving thanks to God for helping the Pilgrims make it through the first year at Plymouth Colony, Thanksgiving now includes such events as the Presidential pardoning of two turkeys, the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, and a gathering of family for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, making it one of the busiest travel days of the year.



Thanksgiving is also a celebration of the harvest and a day to watch a favorite football team.   So enjoy today, eat veggies and pumpkin pie instead of turkeys, maybe even do the turkey trot, then prepare yourself for BLACK FRIDAY!

And because I had no time to make new art, here is what I made last year to celebrate the day.   Admittedly, as some of you know, this is my favorite holiday of the year.   There is no pressure to give gifts like on Christmas or Valentine's Day.

Today before anyone in the US is awake, I'm sending special thanks to my loyal internet friends, followers, and readers.  In many ways, you have become my family.


This is Day 24 of AEDM.  Bleubeard, Squiggles, and I wish each of you who celebrate it, wherever and with whom you spend it, a safe, happy, and thankful holiday.




21 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

Happy Thanksgiving Elizabeth, Bleubeard and Squiggles.

Valerie-Jael said...

Happy Thanksgiving, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!
oxo Susi

chrissie said...

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving

Love Chrissie xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Happy Thanksgiving and love your blog today. Have a wonderful day.

crafty hugs xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Happy Thanksgiving dear Elizabeth! Enjoy your day! Hope your 'boys' get a little treat too! On our way now! Hugs, Chrisx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Happy Thanksgiving dear Elizabeth! Enjoy your day! Hope your 'boys' get a little treat too! On our way now! Hugs, Chrisx

CJ Kennedy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Safe travels.

Dianne said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! your collage is very lovely... hugs from Ohio ♥ :)

Jeanie said...

I love last year's art. It's lovely.

And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you. Enjoy that turkey and all the trimmings!

Darla said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating with friends.

Divers and Sundry said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for _you_ and for the blogging community you've introduced me to. What a blessing you are! I hope you have a wonderful day :)

Pamela Gerard said...

Happy Thanksgiiving to you too, Elizabeth -- so happy to have "met" you. Enjoy the holiday. --Pamela

peggy gatto said...

thank you for your lovely art!!!

Meggymay said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
I am so pleased to have met you here in Blogland.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving! I feel so blessed to have met all the wonderful people here in blog-land too! Enjoy your day! Jo x

Özge Başağaç said...

I like the previous year's thanksgiving art. It is very seasonal and full of nature, too. Have a great weekend.

Claudia W | ImagesByCW said...

What a wonderful piece you made for Thanksgiving last year. I hope you had a wonderful holiday this year around.

NatureFootstep said...

we don´t have Thanksgiving, yet. But I would not be surprised if comes any year. A few years ago they started with Black Friday. Now every shop has it and not only Friday but week and weekend to. This will ruin what we had in the days between christmas and New Year. :(

Pamela Gerard said...

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

Lessandra said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you for commenting on my blog. I really like your Thanksgiving display. And I notice you have a wealth of information on almost all things art - so I will definitely be popping in from time to time!