1. Thanksgiving Fun Facts

    Thanksgiving fun factsDid you know that turkey wasn’t even served at the first Thanksgiving, in 1621?

    Or that in 1939, Thanksgiving Day temporarily was moved up a week by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to help boost the depression-era economy by giving retailers more time to earn money from holiday shoppers?

    This year, family and friends once again will gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving Day – traditionally the fourth Thursday in November, and traditionally a day of food, fun, and football games. Meanwhile, here are some more Thanksgiving fun facts, served by the writers at History.com.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving, from all of us at Gerber Life Insurance!

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  2. Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Tips

    Thanksgiving travel by the numbersThanksgiving Day traditions in the United States often include sitting around the table with the family, feasting on turkey and stuffing and sweet potatoes, and savoring pumpkin pie, made using grandma’s recipe. The list goes on and on.

    For many people, maintaining this tradition means traveling, which makes the Thanksgiving holiday notoriously one of the busiest travel times of the year. Traveling on Thanksgiving weekend is often synonymous with traffic delays and travel snags at almost every turn.

    If you plan to brave the roads or the rails or the skies this Thanksgiving, check out our infographic for Thanksgiving travel tips that could help make your trip a little smoother.

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  3. 5 Thanksgiving Day Activities for Families

    Grandfather and grandson playing footballHaving all of your loved ones together on Thanksgiving Day can be wonderful. It can also be stressful, especially if you are trying to find ways to entertain your guests while preparing a delicious feast for everyone to enjoy.

    If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, you may want to be armed with activities for family fun, particularly if young ones will be present. Here are some tried and true activities that can keep the kids busy either before or after the meal, or both:

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  4. 30 Days of Gerber Life Thanks

    Throughout November, we invited you to participate in our Gerber Life “30 Days of Thanks” and asked what you’re most thankful for. We then shared responses on our social media sites. View the Slideshare below to see what some of you said you’re most thankful for. Then, take a moment to appreciate the good things, little and big, in your own life.

     

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  5. Thanksgiving Recovery Tips

    Whether you’re recovering from your Thanksgiving Day celebration by entertaining, sleeping or shopping, here are some tips to help you have a smooth and healthy recovery:

    Thanksgiving recovery tips

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