Every year Thanksgiving day is celebrated on the second monday of October in Canada and fourth Thursday of November in United States. Thanksgiving day is the day to express gratitude for all the good things in life. On this day, families reunion, friends meet and have lavish feast.
Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for all the beautiful things and people that you have in your life. It was originally celebrated for giving thanks for the harvest of the preceding year. Giving thanks to family members, friends, neighbours will not only bring happiness but will also bring inner peace and nothing can be more beautiful than the inner peace and satisfaction.
Well, there are plenty of ways for saying thanks to your loved ones on Thanksgiving day but don’t be think this year there must be something different, something unique. With this keeping in mind, I have made a list of some awesome ways to say thanks on this thanksgiving day. Want to know, what these unique ways are, have a look.
25+ unique ways to say thanks on Thanksgiving Day
1. Handwritten letter
No matter how much technology has been enhanced, the handwritten notes, letters will never go out of fashion. We live in digital world where anyone can wish any other person just by sending a simple email, via Facebook post or status or Tweet.
Handwritten notes always puts a great impact than e-mails. If you really want to thank your loved ones in a special way, nothing can be more real and amazing than the handwritten notes or letter.
2. Recording Thankful Video
If you are living away from your family, video could be great gift for your family and friends on thanksgiving. Nowadays, smartphone comes with amazing camera quality that you can use to create video in high-resolution for your close ones. You can record video of Thanksgiving party or bake delicious cake and send it to your family. Surely, they would love it. You can also connect with them via video conferencing.
3. Gift your parents movie tickets
You probably don’t even remember how many sacrifices they made to fulfill your wishes. If you want to thank your parents for all the ups and downs that they go through with you, presenting your parents with their favorite movie or concert tickets can be great. They will love the evening they would spend together. Obviously, we can never thank enough to our parents for what they have done for us but this little gesture will really make them feel special.
4. Gift your parents a vacation trip
Another great way to say thanks to your parents is to give them a vacation trip to that long island they always dreamt of. Let them experience a life full of happiness and away from worries for a few days.
5. Donate things
Thanksgiving is not a day to bring happiness on your friends and family’s members only, you can also bring happiness on the faces of poor. Thanksgiving is all about sharing happiness with your family and other people. You can donate some money or clothes, toys or other things to different charities or old, poor people around you. This will surely give you inner peace and happiness on other faces and this is what Thanksgiving teaches us.
6. Plant a tree
Want to thank your environment? Planting a tree is a perfect way to express gratitude to the environment this thanksgiving. Plants not only give us oxygen and food but they are also useful in many ways, so why not ask your friends and family to plant a tree on this Thanksgiving. This will help you to improve environment conditions for your children that is perfect for long-term.
7. Volunteer at a Charity Organization
Well, in this hectic life almost everything is busy in one or another stuff in building their career or to make life better. You can always volunteer at any charity organization, at any church. This will only bring happiness to others life but through this your kids will also learn good deeds and will understand what helping others actually mean. It will make your kids a better person in future.
8. Offer food to Hungry People
Want to earn smiles and blessing from the old and poor people? Helping those who need help is great way to thank God for everything that you own. Offering free food to the hungry people will not only fulfill their bellies but you will also feel blessed that you actually helped a needy person.
9. Thanksgiving Dinner for family in need
There is a famous saying, “in seeking happiness for other, you will find it for yourself.” In neighborhood there always exist a family who can’t affordgood food for their kids. Thanksgiving is a great way to help such families. Although, it is not a bigger step for them but sometimes small things brings greater joys.
10. Write a poem
If you are good at poetry and want to express your life in a beautiful way, then nothing can be more amazing than poem. Make a poem and fill it with all your gratitude and love to you beloved.
11. Make a playlist
You can thanks someone with their favorite songs or tracks of their favorite artist or singer. You can make someone’s day special or fulfill your dream by putting them together in custom playlist.
12. Meeting with favorite star
Nothing can be more wonderful than this idea, let your friend or family meet their favorite artist, start, cricketer or football player. This could be little difficult but it is worth it. The smile on your loved ones because of you will cherish you. I can bet they will never forget such a beautiful thank you gift.
13. Special thanks on social media
Want to show how grateful you are because of someone? Social media is a great way to do so in real-time. Place it on your blog, Facebook or Twitter and let others know how thankful you are to them and how great they are.
14. Return the favor by being with them
Sometimes just saying thanks is not enough especially who helped you in despite all the odds when no one was with you. The only thing that you can do is to be with them in every point of time, whenever they feel depressed or lonely give them your shoulder. And always help them whenever they need you.
15. Share your Thanksgiving memories
You might be celebrating Thanksgiving since a long time, why don’t make this thanksgiving little special and unique by sharing your every year’s Thanksgiving memories. You can ask your guest to share their memories too and family stories. This evening will remain in everyone’s heart for sure!
16. Make Photo Collage
Photo collage is good idea to cherish and refresh old memories. For this you can take help of your family members.
17. Meet them
Well, communication has become easy as it was never before because of the technology. You can have video or audio call like anywhere in the world. You can do anything just by sitting at one place. But meeting someone personally is something that makes a difference. Meet them and let them know how much thankful you are to them and how much you respect them. They will feel honored.
18. Prepare a small play
You can prepare a small play depicting their life, ups and down and how they came out from those. They would love your efforts and the atmosphere created by you.
19. Family Gratitude Journal
Create Thanksgiving journal that can be added to each year. You can add something new in this year’s journal. You can look back and see how your family has grown and changed through the years. This will keep all your memories fresh no matter how much time has been passed.
20. Take your Gratitude Outdoors
Take your gratitude out for play game or to have hot chocolate around an outdoor fire.
21. Have a conversation
In today’s life, it becomes really difficult to spend time with all the family members. Engage with your family members in a heartfelt conversation.
22. Thankful Basket
After all your guests have arrived and settled down, ask them to write something they are grateful for and add it in to the basket. In the evening ask each person to take a note from basket and read it loud.
23. Play a game to have heart conversation
Play a game with your family, friend and relatives to share their thoughts on Thanksgiving. You can also play truth and dare.
25. Appreciate small things
A gentle kiss, strong kiss, kind words can express your gratefulness in a great way that can touch your gratitude’s heart.
26. Membership of the Gym
If you are worried about your loved one’s health, show them that you really care about them and their health.
Remember Thanksgiving Day is the day to say Thank You everyone you know, no matter if they have ever helped you or not. It is the time to share appreciation, kindness and thankfulness. Get all your family members involved and teach your little one the importance of Thanksgiving Day.