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Decorating on Thaksgiving Day

By Heidi Hunt

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – food, family, friends and no gifts. The whole day can be spent eating, talking and taking an after-dinner walk. But as anyone who has actually cooked the Thanksgiving dinner knows, all of those friends and family members can hinder the cooks' efforts.

So, here are some almost free ideas for decorating the dinner table, while also keeping the kids entertained and out from underfoot:

Decorating does not have to be expensive to express the tone of a holiday. Just use what you have on hand and encourage your children to be a part of the preparations and the celebration.