Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday full of family, friends, warmth, and good food. Thanksgiving travel, on the other hand, can be a complete nightmare. And for that very reason, many people do not go home this time of year to be with their friends and families. So when you’re planning your Thanksgiving celebration, try to embrace “the more, the merrier!” motto and extend an invitation or two.
If you’re lucky enough to be close to home for Thanksgiving, or to be hosting, think about your friends and what their plans are. If you have a friend or neighbor who can’t make it home for Thanksgiving this year, invite them to yours. This is the beginning of the holiday season and it can be trying for those who have to spend it alone and don’t want to, especially for those who have just lost loved ones or have recently gotten out of serious relationships.
If you’re stranded at college with a group of others not returning home for Turkey Day, try out “Friendsgiving” instead. Round up all your friends not traveling home for the holiday and do Thanksgiving potluck style. That way it is fun and affordable for everyone attending. Throw in some football or games for the day and it’s the perfect way to kick back and enjoy taking a break from school on your Thanksgiving break.