Thanksgiving — complete with food, football and festivities — is the unofficial kickoff to the American holiday season. A day of gratitude is just the ticket to starting off the merriest time of the year.
But a spirit of gratitude shouldn’t be confined to Thanksgiving, nor should the spirit of Christ be celebrated only at Christmastime. Here are a few traditions to help your family keep Christ at the center of the entire holiday season, including Thanksgiving.
1. Volunteer at a food bank
Before your family sits down to a large Thanksgiving feast, take the kids to a local food bank to prepare food for those less fortunate.