A Thanksgiving like no other.
How can we gratefully celebrate together, though apart? Many people are foregoing the typical meal with a table full of extended family in the interest of keeping our seniors safe. Let’s seize the opportunity to creatively adapt, not abandon, our traditions.
Serve up these 3 fresh ideas to create a shared Thanksgiving experience.
- Enjoy dessert together on Thanksgiving day—over a video call.
- If a zoom, facetime or a video call on messenger isn’t a possibility, just use a phone on speaker.
- Eat the same thing so it’s a shared experience.
- Food & Wine has a list of some amazing bakeries that deliver pies.
- Harry & David will deliver a single exquisite pear in a fantastic box.
- Amazon Fresh can deliver a huge range of options.
- How about a wine glass filled with whip cream and topped with sprinkles?
- Ask fun or thoughtful questions to engage your senior.
- Consider an app or deck of conversation cards with games like “Have you Ever?” or “Would you Rather?” It’s a simple and fun way to get people to share. If you choose the “Have you Ever” game, you might get some really interesting (yikes!) stories. As though this Thanksgiving isn’t going to be memorable enough.
- Ask the traditional “what are you thankful for” question. Who doesn’t need a dose of gratitude.
For more yummy tips, check out the full video!
However you celebrate, I hope you express and feel LOVE since that’s all that really matters anyway.
Well, dessert matters too.
May you find joy in loving one another well.
Elizabeth Dameron-Drew is the President and Co-founder of Ways & Wane. She walked closely with her own father through his years of waning. She lives near Seattle, Washington with her two teenage sons, husband and two rescue dogs. When she’s not working on this platform she’s probably creating books, sewing, or vacuuming, or cooking while listening to the rain and thinking about her next creative endeavor.