Celebrating Thanksgiving in 2020

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Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude in the company of family and friends – but how does one do that while continuing social distancing and following safety guidelines? Traditions might look a little different this year, but there are still ways you can celebrate the holiday with loved ones. Check out our list of ideas for celebrating Thanksgiving in 2020. 

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Dine together virtually. Even if it can’t be in person, you can still spend Thanksgiving with the whole family in the form of a virtual celebration. Save time and effort on place settings and instead enjoy a meal with your loved ones, social distancing style. 

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Throw a Thanksgiving Backyard Picnic. Safely enjoy a small gathering with an outdoor feast! Bundle up or purchase outdoor heating lamps and give thanks with the backdrop of fall foliage and crisp autumn air.

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Send food to family & friends or Have a Taste of Home- Can’t make it home for Thanksgiving? Order a piece of home instead. Many iconic restaurants from across the country ship nationwide, offering you a slice of nostalgia or a taste of your favorite meal even if you can’t travel this year. 

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Order Thanksgiving To Go. With Thanksgiving being as different as it is this year, give yourself permission to make it a stress-free holiday. Skip the cooking and support local businesses by ordering your holiday meal to go. 

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Ditch tradition (or begin new ones). If you’re still planning a home celebration or small gathering, perhaps this is the year to break free of familial traditions and choose something nontraditional to cook. Or maybe you’ve never cooked Thanksgiving dinner before- this is your year to give it a try without the pressure.

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Donate to those in need or Volunteer. The holidays are a great time to celebrate with friends and family, but also a reminder to give thanks for all we have. Show your gratitude by giving help to those in need. 

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Decorate Your House in Festive Flair for Fall. Give your home some holiday cheer with fun and festive decorations! Add wreaths, lights, leaves, pumpkins and other decor around the home for that warm, happy holiday feeling. 

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Get Creative With Family-Friendly Crafts and Activities. Make Thanksgiving a fun time for the kids and the whole family. Prepare Treat baskets for friends and neighbors with a note about how grateful you are for them & leave it on their doorstep.

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Happy parents and kids using computer and waving while making video call berofe Thanksgiving dinner in dining room.
Happy friends cheering up at Thanksgiving party outdoors
Delivery man in orange uniform delivering. Asian food in take away boxes to a woman customer at home. Deliver man wearing face mask handling food boxs give to female costumer
Young woman preparing takeaway healthy food inside restaurant during Coronavirus outbreak time - Worker inside kitchen cooking vegetarian food for online order service - Focus on salad
Man Taking Roast Turkey Out Of The Oven. Smiling
Volunteers serving hot soup for ill and homeless in community charity donation center, food bank and coronavirus concept.
Autumn decor - Hello Fall on the fireplace mantel
Autumn holidays and preparing presents, top view. Unrecognizable woman writing check list on wooden table near small wrapped gifts, chocolate cookies, scissor and bands laying on warm cozy plaid

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