Thanksgiving Blog Posts 2014: Feast On 11 Articles that Nourish, Strengthen and Surprise

November 24, 2014
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Did you ever notice how much reading time there is on Thanksgiving?

Not just Thanksgiving day. The entire holiday weekend brings many opportunities to chill and read stuff on your phone, tablet, or laptop.

Here’s a few common Thanksgiving reading moments…

  • Sitting in a plane, train or automobile
  • Lounging on a couch while your dad and uncle Bill watch a football game
  • Standing in line waiting for the store to open on Black Friday

Lots of time to check out my filled with helpful and interesting Thanksgiving blog posts. Do it before you fall into a food coma..or after.

Some of these are helpful before Thursday, so it’s not like you have to wait till then to get started…

I would go ahead and bookmark this page. Instead of reading the same old Facebook posts during your holiday, why not browse these links and see what you discover?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments if something you find here inspires you, helps you or puts a smile on your face.

Okay, here’s some turkey day reading options in these two categories:

Best to read these Thanksgiving Blog Posts BEFORE Thanksgiving Day

1. Seven Traffic Tips to Get You to the Thanksgiving Table  – Straight from Official Google Blog, here are some interesting, helpful tips to make your traveling this weekend a safer, more pleasant experience.

2. Thanksgiving, Frozen: A 6-Day Guide to What to Cook Ahead, and When – Cooking a large meal for many people takes some planning. This article from the NPR blog lays out a plan on what to prepare ahead of time and what foods can wait till the big day. Prioritize your feast prep with this handy blog post from National Public Radio.

3. New York Today: Thanksgiving Patters – Planning to spend Thanksgiving in the Big Apple? Here’s a blog post from the New York Times that lists some things to do, the weather report, and COMMUTE links to help you get around.

4. Hosting Thanksgiving Day On a Budget – Here are three ways you can keep your costs down when hosting the Thanksgiving meal.

5. 21 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes – Who says you can’t keep the weight off on Thanksgiving? Check out these 21 healthy recipes on the Beach Body blog. They know a thing or two about fitness.

6. 12 Infographics to Help You Prepare For and Celebrate Thanksgiving – If you need some nice looking infographics for your blog or social media that inform and entertain, take a look at this dozen you can choose from.

Best to read these Thanksgiving Blog Posts During or After Thanksgiving Day

7. 7 Simple Ways to Create Thanksgiving Everyday – Arvind Devalia on the Tiny Buddha blog says “There’s no reason why you cannot continue the spirit of Thanksgiving all year round.” A spiritual blog.

8. When Thanksgiving was Weird – Another fascinating article from the NPR blog. Did you know American children used to dress up in costumes and “go begging” for treats door to door…on THANKSGIVING?

9.Why Thanksgiving is Radically Subversive { And Everything You Need to Have the Best Thanksgiving Yet} – Author and Blogger Ann Voskamp writes a beautifully put together blog post about her Faith and how it shapes her family’s Thanksgiving celebration.

10. Thanksgiving with Mid-Century Modern First Ladies: Mamie Eisenhower, Part One – This is the first of a four part blog article series on the White House traditions and history during the tenure of Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson and Pat Nixon. History buffs will enjoy these blog posts from the National First Ladies Library.

11. Teaching Children the Meaning of Thanksgiving – Are you a parent? Blogger Stacey Schifferdecker can relate. She writes about how parents can jump on this still (mostly) noncommercial holiday as a means to teach children the practice of gratitude and how this practice benefits the gracious.

Do you have any Thanksgiving blog posts you want to recommend? You can share them with us in the blog comments.

If you need to start a blog and are thankful for my blog setup guide, I encourage you to use it. Let me know if you have any questions.

With Gratitude,


  Photo: Thanksgiving Spread by Martin Cathrae  CC BY-SA 2.0 (Modified)

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Matthew Kaboomis Loomis is the owner of Build Your Own Blog. Connect with him on Google+ and Twitter

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