Time to kick off the holidays with a Thanksgiving tradition shared by loyal listener Aramis, whose work schedule several years back launched his family into one of their best traditions to date. I really like this one, but even better, I love that they gave it its own special name…
About 7 years back there was a conflict in work schedules for our usual Thanksgiving dinner. So...we decided to make our Thanksgiving celebration the Saturday prior so that we'd all be together. Initially it was my mother, brother and sister and our immediate families.
Considering we were having it the Saturday before, we decided to extend the invite to our other family and friends to share the love! Everyone brought goodies (food, drinks, dessert, etc.) to share! My brother's friend brought a cake with "Happy Josegiving" written on it to be humorous. (My brother’s name is Jose).
Sure enough, the tradition started and this November 23, we'll be celebrating our 7th "Josegiving" with all our loved ones. What makes this so great is that we share the day with everyone we care about as a group, without having the conflict we used to have about splitting up and not seeing one another. Thanksgiving
Day is then shared with our spouses' family and friends who we may not have seen the prior weekend. Aramis
This is a tradition I’ve heard about from several people and it always seems to be a big hit. In essence, these people are getting two Thanksgivings – how brilliant is that? Twice the turkey and potatoes; I’m full just from thinking about it. If you have a Thanksgiving or other holiday story to share, be sure to send it in!
I would love to read about your Holiday Traditions and stories -- e-mail those in to Producer David tonight at: David@delilah.com -- and we will also share some of those, via the airwaves!
With Love ... Delilah <3