Thanksgiving Traditions When You Are On Your Own?

The summer has passed, even though I tell myself I still have time to go to the beach. Thanksgiving will be here in 2 1/2 weeks and once again I am wondering how I can make it special this year. Like many others, I can't fly home to visit family on every holiday. My mother started holiday traditions for us when we will really little and now that I am an adult I need to set and start my own holiday and Thanksgiving traditions.

Last year I made a large dinner for my boyfriend and I with sweet potatoes, green beans, sweet potato pie, and yes, a tofu turkey. Since it was just the two of us, I didn't feel that it was all that exciting. When I envision holidays, it includes young kids running around the house, someone asleep in the reclining chair, the football game playing in the background, and the smell of freshly baked pies. I would love to get some suggestions from others on how they celebrate their Thanksgiving, es.

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Marcia is an interior, portrait, and travel photographer and has photographed over 50 homes of creatives. Her photographic style is capturing her subject in the most natural state and creating an emotional response.