Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to gather with loved ones and feast on delectable food.  Actually, that is the reason for this beautiful holiday.  I have listed below nine other traditions that you may wish to incorporate into your Thanksgiving festivities.

1.  Take a Group Photo

Documenting your  festive yearly get-together through photos is a great way to keep the memories! No matter how big or small your Thanksgiving tends to be, make sure you grab everyone for a picture.

2.  Make DIY Place Cards

There’s no better way to make your guests feel at home by creating some beautiful place cards! You can write a simple note, or take the time to individualize them with a sweet message of gratitude inside.

3.  Take a Fall Foilage Drive

Thanksgiving lands in the peak of foliage season in many areas.  That means that it’s the perfect time to take a drive through your neighborhood and enjoy its beauty before everyone enjoys Thanksgiving dinner.

4.  Set Gratitude Intentions

Thanksgiving shouldn’t be the only time of year that you show gratitude. Create a list of gratitude intentions for the coming year to bring the spirit of Thanksgiving to every day of the year.

5.  Say a Toast

There’s no better way to celebrate the togetherness that comes with Thanksgiving than with a toast. You can ask one person to take the lead or go around the table and have everyone share for what they’re thankful.

6.  Dine Al Fresco

Change the scenery by moving your Thanksgiving meal outside. This idea is perfect for those who live in an area with mild fall weather. Create a cozy atmosphere that everyone will love using string lights and a festive table setup.

7.  Write Thank You Cards

Celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving by joining together with loved ones to write “thank you” cards. It’s the perfect way to show gratitude to those you love.

8.  Take a Family Hike

Get active before enjoying all the food by taking a family walk or hike. Immerse yourselves in nature, and take a step back from your busy lives for the day.

9.  Participate in a Turkey Trot

Get out your running shoes for a brisk 5k on Thanksgiving morning. Even if you aren’t into running, you can walk the entirety of the race and enjoy the cool morning air.