The official start of the holiday shopping season //
Thanksgiving is a Federal Holiday which began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and the previous year. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November when families and friends gather for Thanksgiving dinner which typically includes roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 24th in 2023.
Thanksgiving is also considered the official start of the holiday shopping season. The National Retail Foundation (NRF) lists the winter holidays as #1 on their list of top consumer spending events. Visit our Winter Holidays page for an overview of consumer buying insights related to Q4.
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Set a tone of gratitude with Thanksgiving themed quotes and sayings.
“He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart.”
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
“I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you have room for it.”
“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.”