Our American Holiday, Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Most of us have already planned where we will be, whom we will be with and what we will eat. Whether you are traveling over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house, staying home with just your core family unit or taking part in festivities in some other fashion – memorialize the day with a photograph.
What a difference a year makes
One of the things I seem to say all the time is, “What a difference a year makes”. This is so true. And, this year is no exception as there have been many changes in my family since this time last year. My precious granddaughter is of course the big change, but there have been a ton more. Some are good. Some not so good. Regardless, they are changes.
For all of us a year truly does make a difference- kids grow, family dynamics change and friends change as well. In my family growing up, the Thanksgiving table reflected these changes. Friends with nowhere else to go were always invited to our family festivities. Outlaws, in-laws, you name it – the table size always changed. To this day it is still the same. Everyone is welcome at our table.
The Tradition of a Kodak Thanksgiving moment
In my little corner of the world My David will be snapping his camera furiously in order to capture each moment. Sammi and Kathleen will as well. (I will just enjoy looking at all the pictures later as I am a really lousy photographer!) But, my suggestion to you is more than to just snap pictures all day. Make the festivities of the holiday a real Kodak moment. Forget the warm fuzzies you get from the holiday Hallmark commercials. Create a history of warm fuzzy moments yourself by making sure you capture this holiday feast (and each year after) by photographing it, framing it and then displaying each framed piece together as a focal point for the holiday each year to come. What fun to have a display of these photographs showcasing an array of yearly Thanksgiving pictures from past feasts. Talk about an instant conversation maker!
I don’t know about any of you but I get attached to things very easily. I form attachments to everything from smells to songs. In other words, I have attachments to everything from “soup to nuts” as the saying goes. I think that’s why I have so many Déjà vu moments. I have a feeling attached to everything. For me, Thanksgiving and all it entails is no different. And for me the photographs of Thanksgiving add to the feeling of the holiday.
Memorialize the feeling of Thanksgiving
So, this Thanksgiving get out the camera and memorialize the holiday. Frame the picture and put it away until next year to display for the holiday. A yearly tradition of displaying past years’ Thanksgiving photographs creates history and an opportunity for not just reminiscing, but reflection as well. Group them all together and I guarantee you that people will gather around throughout the day to take in this wonderful display of celebration. Everyone will experience the feeling of Thanksgiving.
Enjoy Thanksgiving with whomever you are blessed to be with. And, don’t forget those less fortunate this holiday season as well as those in Assisted Living Facilities, hospitals or situations that restrict them from getting out to be with others.
Give thanks. Be blissful. Live every moment this holiday brings to you.
For any of you that would like to share your Kodak moments of this Thanksgiving holiday, please send them to me and I will post them on my “Living in Perfect Harmony” Fanpage. Happy Thanksgiving!