Thanksgiving

Turkey, Football, Macy's Parade

The symbol of home and harvest, Thanksgiving is the holiday of cozy homes, chilly football games, and delicious food. This day is packed with family and food. For the American family its about being grateful for the blessings in your life and going into the holiday season with love in you heart.


The first symbol, a turkey, is the traditional meal of choice on this fall day. Turkeys symbolize the meal that was had by the pilgrims on the first Thanksgiving. A turkey is a symbol of simplicity and tradition and for most people, the most exiting thing on the table. Some families hunt their turkeys and others have a secret special recipe. Turkey day sales are all about making the items seem like they belong in your mom's kitchen. People buy these things because they remind them of their family as a kid or of their family that they miss.

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Football is a major part of the American tradition on Thanksgiving. Fathers and their sons would play football and the mother would teach her daughters cooking before the meal. Today, the whole family participates in the football ritual by playing and watching the big games of the day on the television. Like passing on a love of football watching, most parents pass on their team loyalties and the whole family can join in on rivalries. To sell merchandise here is very easy. Say the Vikings are playing their rivals, the Packers, on thanksgiving. The whole family will want Vikings gear, and you can sell everything from football themed onsies to hats and scarves.
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The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is my personal favorite tradition. Waking up early to watch the floats with my grandparents was so exiting. This parade is a show put on in NYC that showcases big stars, balloons, singing, dancing, and hosting. It is the most glamorous part of a Midwestern Thanksgiving that is otherwise chalked full of food and football. This parade is a great chance for marketing and many corporations like Disney, pay to have their characters and stars headlined. I would use this parade to sell the glamour people see on screens. The food and the football is not everyone's cup of tea, so for those who want the trendy gloves they saw on TV, I will be their one stop shop.
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