5. Remember: Thanksgivukkah comes but once every 70,000 years! If you are Jewish, its especially important to honor the rare event of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving coinciding, termed Thanksgivukkah earlier this year by a clever Bostonian on Twitter. Mashup specialties to include challah with gravy, mashed potato latkes, and of course, deep fried turkey…mmm.
If you forgot to come to Thanksgiving dinner bearing hanukkah gifts, come by the Pike Place Market on Saturday, and make up for it with my one-of-a-kind Judaica glass gem magnets, the perfect gift for the other nights.
(Like all my different kinds decorative magnets, they come in a nifty gift tin. The magnets are strong enough to pin up artwork or other items to. They will not fall off the refrigerator like so many do.)
4. Honor your host or hostess!
Preparing a Thanksgiving feast is a huge job. Of course, I think the best kind of Thanksgiving is one where you cook together, but if you are not the foodie type, a nice gift of a centerpiece or something to decorate the home will show your appreciation for the cooks.
When in doubt, bring flowers.
3. Don’t forget the pets. They really like to participate in Thanksgiving too. So be sure and set aside some unspiced pumpkin puree, a little lean turkey meat, or something special that is approved by your vet for your dog or cat friends’ consumption. They will be ever so thankful.
2. Don’t stress about the shopping! Eat leftovers and relax tomorrow, and save your energy and money for Small Business Saturday. Supporting local businesses means giving gifts with a heart for your community.
Lots of businesses are running promotions on Saturday. Check out our online sale all weekend to celebrate Small Business Saturday or come visit me at Pike Place Market in Seattle for one of the most unique and special holiday events locally.
1. Count your blessings. It feels good.