Family Customs and Thanksgiving Celebrations
Traditions have always been a part of our Thanksgiving celebrations. From the food we eat to the football games we watch, these customs have become a part of our lives. Peoples Flowers is proud to have been a part of many Albuquerque family’s traditions over the years, and we look forward to providing the beautiful flowers for your holiday table.
The times keep changing, and new traditions are evolving as well. With 88% of Americans preparing to eat turkey this year – representing a full 46 million birds – it is the well-established entree of choice for the holiday table. But in a modern twist, deep frying turkey is becoming increasingly popular. This Cajun-inspired method of cooking slashes preparation time and results in a delicious, juicy bird.
Watching the football games and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parades are both time-honored traditions in our homes that have been with us for nearly a century. With the advent of Black Friday, more people are reporting that they are cleaning up quickly and going out together to shop for deals!
Local Flavor: Here in Albuquerque, red chili is a staple on Thanksgiving (and all year round!). Don’t forget the gravy, a must to pour over turkey and mashed potatoes
Families across the country also report more personal Thanksgiving celebrations, such as long walks, pick-up football games in the backyard, or serving a meal to those less fortunate – anything they can do together. Because after all, gathering together as a family is the most meaningful tradition of all. Just as the first Thanksgiving dinner was an expression of gratitude for provision and abundance, we still love to take the opportunity to be thankful and surround ourselves with those closest to us.
Peoples Flowers is Albuquerque’s premier choice for fall arrangements, seasonal bouquets, and Thanksgiving centerpieces. Whether you are decorating your own home to be warm and welcoming or bringing a gift to your hostess, call us or order online today.