Yesterday, Jarvis and I went for a walk. We've been exploring the neighborhood; going down streets we've never been before. While we were out and about, I looked down a street and saw a giant, inflatable turkey on the front lawn of a house (I wish we would have gone down that street for me to snap a picture, but, alas, we didn't).
As we continued on toward home, I got to thinking. Yep, we know what that means! BLOG POST! My first thought was to give the people at that house a shout-out. Something like, "Way to go people-who-remember-that-after-Halloween-comes-Thanksgiving! That is awesome that you are showing some love to Thanksgiving as it becomes more and more glossed over by Commercialmas!"
From there, I went on to think about the order of holidays. My executive decision about the calendar is that Thanksgiving should be the holiday closest to New Year's. The end of one year is the perfect time to recap and be grateful. Get all the candy and gift giving stuff out of the way in October and November. For those who aren't focused on the commercialism of Christmas, the date is rather arbitrary so moving it up isn't really screwing up the religious aspect of it.
Of course, this is all in my humble opinion.