I am such a sucker when it comes to Holidays, the traditions that go with them and the decorating! We just celebrate with our little family, but I have made it a point to make them a huge celebration, with understanding what exactly each holiday means to us.
I always knew what Thanksgiving was and what it stood for, but until about 8 years ago I never realized the significance it holds to our family. I got into really researching our family history about 10 years ago. Let me tell you, if you are starting from scratch it is a long road! Thankfully my paternal Grandma had wrote down everything she remembered and gave it to me before she passed away in 2004. In my research I found someone who had the time to go even more in depth then I did! I learned that my paternal grandmothers family were some of the Pilgrims that came to America on the Mayflower. William Bradford and James Howland were two important people, to the Pilgrims and our family.
I am very proud of this fact and want my children to realize how important this Holiday is to them.
We will always celebrate where we came from, it helps know where we want to go!