Thanksgiving or ThanksGetting?

Thanksgiving or ThanksGetting?

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Has Black Friday spoiled our Thanksgiving celebrations in the United States?
The sales of Black Friday are now starting earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving Day.
What are your thoughts about this?
In this podcast I’ll share with you what has been on my mind the last several days.

Thanksgiving or ThanksGetting?

indexThanksgiving Day was proclaimed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 in the middle of the Civil War.
It was the result of the labors of
Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the “day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival.” She explained, “You may have observed that, for some years past, there has been an increasing interest felt in our land to have the Thanksgiving held on the same day, in all the States; it now needs National recognition and authoritive fixation, only, to become permanently, an American custom and institution.”

Thanksgiving or ThanksGetting?

There is nothing wrong with getting a friend or relative and heading out to the stores to get some good bargains. I’m not against that. In fact, I love bargains and come from a long line of bargain hunters. 🙂
But, let’s not take away from our time of being truly thankful – at least one day in the year – thankful for whatever blessings have come our way this past year.
Happy Thanksgiving weekend 2015.

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