I had to take the turkey's side in this one.
Apparently Thanksgiving originated in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag. It was to celebrate the colony's first successful harvest.and was a custom of giving thanks in the form of prayer. This is a well-known custom in America and is associated with a feast with family. The turkey is what comes to mind when thinking of this occasion.
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ however this occasion is now more identified with Santa and material gifts than of the original reason we celebrate. We have swapped the devotion of prayer and worship with food and celebration.
I think Thanksgiving is a lovely custom regardless of the ceremony because appreciating what we have instead on focusing on what we do not can only be healthy and rewarding.
This week Illustration Friday has selected this theme. As I logged on this morning to see the new subject I was astounded to see dozens of submissions already. Obviously artists had these in their archives but it was good to browse over some today. This web site has gained so much momentum with hundreds of entries by the end of the week's submission.
I will be looking forward to this submission myself as I am very grateful for what is good in my life and the best element in my life is the life in me through my Lord and saviour and it will be a lovely theme to work on but I wish it was called illustration fortnight instead.
Have a great day everyone and enjoy the sunshine if you have some over you today.
Further thoughts on this: Provision on Thanksgiving