Monday, November 17, 2014

What does November mean to you?

To me it represents the REAL beginning of fall (partially because in Phoenix it's the only time it’s not hot ;-)), the cooler weather and one of the most amazing holidays. 

Thanksgiving to me means delicious food and precious time with family, friends, and loved ones…. Irreplaceable time! Be sure to cherish every minute with those you love and tell them how special they are to you!

I have many fond memories of sitting around the table laughing with family and friends…. It’s a time to catch up on what the year may have been like for you or just reminisce on what has transpired in the past… either way I’m definitely more thankful each and every year!!!

As an orthodontic office we LOVE Thanksgiving because most of the food items are “bracket and appliance” friendly so we encourage you……. EAT UP!!!!

Braces should not hinder the pure deliciousness that is Thanksgiving!!!

***Do you know the history of Thanksgiving???? It’s actually very interesting!

Here is what Wikipedia says about it…..
Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It became an official Federal holiday in 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November.[1] Also, there are reports that the original Thanksgiving proclamation was signed by George Washington.[2] As a federaland public holiday in the U.S., Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays of the year. Together with Christmas and New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader holiday season.
The event that Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621.[3] This feast lasted three days, and it was attended by 90 Native Americans (as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow)[4] and 53 Pilgrims.[5] The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating "thanksgivings"—days of prayerthanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.[6]

 **We hope that you have an amazing November and enjoy the upcoming holidays, weather and time with your loved ones!!