Hello and welcome back!
If you’re reading this, you’ve survived the halloween weekend. Congrats!
Now as every civilized human-being knows, when October 31st has passed and November 1st says hello, it’s time for the holiday fiasco to begin!
Skipping right over turkey day, we throw up the garland, crank up the carols, laughing all the way!
But before we gorge ourselves in the holiday cheer, lets not forget about the turkey.
Thanksgiving: A holiday about food and yet we tend to forget all about it.
As far as preparing for it goes, there are no real decorations, songs or traditions so it’s hard to get pumped up!
As a college student, the funds for providing a lavish dinner are basically non-existant.
So what are we to do?
It’s hard to remember Thanksgiving when we’re bombarded with the holiday spirit from our own home. Try turning on the TV and not seeing a commercial for lay away or Christmas sales. As if being smacked in the face at home isn’t enough, try going to the grocery store. It’s hard not to spot Jolly Old St. Nicholas waving at you upon entering and the explosive green and red colors expanding through every product you buy.
Although it’s a challenge, try to remember Thanksgiving may not be a big buzz as the holidays that follow, but it’s still a time to give thanks for those you have.
Now November isn’t only a month for Thanksgiving, but also preparing for the end of the semester. Needless to say you’ve got a lot on your plate (no pun intended). But Place a bookmark in your studies and grab your roomies to pull together a pot luck dinner!
We might not be able to afford a full fledged four coarse turkey meal, but popping on Pinterest to find affordable dinners is in reach! It’s a nice way to share the holiday while indulging in some yummy food.
Secondly, lets not forget about the day after Thanksgiving: Black-Friday. It’s a pleasant little day that allows even the sane of people to release their inner turkey and go a little crazy. Male or female, we can all enjoy scoring some hot deals at our favorite stores…and yes maybe even get some Christmas shopping done.
So, the holidays are an exciting time and I’m just as guilty of wanting to decorate for Christmas right away. BUT this year try to take the time for Thanksgiving and all the wonderful food that comes with it :)