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Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving today as family and friends gather together for the special occasion. Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday in November. Here are some quotes, poems, wishes and greetings to wish one another on this national holiday.

Thanksgiving quotes

Here are some famous Thanksgiving quotes which you can use on this special day.

- “Be thankful for that you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” - Ophra Winfrey

-“Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.” - Henry Ward Beecher

-“Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labour when the end was rest. Indulged the day that housed their annual grain, with feasts and off’rings and a thankful strain.” - Alexander Pope

-“He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart.” - J.A Shedd

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Thanksgiving poems

In her poem “Thanksgiving” Ella Wheeler Wilcox stresses the importance of gratitude and celebration of your life and all the blessings that come with it:

We ought to make the moments notes

Of happy, glad Thanksgiving;

The hours and days a silent phrase

Of music we are living.

And so the theme should swell and grow

As weeks and months pass o’er us,

And rise sublime at this good time,

A grand Thanksgiving chorus.

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Thanksgiving wishes

There are several ways to wish somebody a Happy Thanksgiving.

You can say “Happy Thanksgiving” or “have a blessed Thanksgiving” and “Happy Thanksgiving to you and you family.”

“May all the good things of life be yours, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year” is another way to grant people a Happy Thanksgiving.

“At this time of Thanksgiving celebration, our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.”

Thanksgiving message: There are several ways to wish somebody a Happy Thanksgiving (Image: Getty )

Thanksgiving wishes

There are several ways to wish somebody a Happy Thanksgiving.

You can say “Happy Thanksgiving” or “have a blessed Thanksgiving” and “Happy Thanksgiving to you and you family.”

“May all the good things of life be yours, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year” is another way to grant people a Happy Thanksgiving.

“At this time of Thanksgiving celebration, our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.”

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happy thanksgiving wishes poem

Happy Thanksgiving Poems, Prayers, Blessings 2019 – Festival of thanksgiving to God for lovely harvest as well every success in life is coming up next. Which is the best time to thank our parents, teachers, friends and dear ones who give us so much in life? Many famous poets around the world wrote beautiful Thanksgiving Poems for kids, preschoolers and toddlers. Children can use Thanksgiving Poetry for Prayer and Thanksgiving Pictures in the Church as a gratitude to the Jesus. Singing poems at the dinner party is also one of the traditions in the US Thanksgiving. First Thanksgiving celebration happened in 1621 when the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast with each other.

Thanksgiving Poems

Happy Thanksgiving Poems

Thanksgiving is a very special celebration in the USA and Canada which is loved by every countryman. They are celebrating this since the 16th century when the first Thanksgiving dinner party at Texas took place. Since this time Thanksgiving Poems For Church and dinner party also got the place. Most of the time Thanksgiving’s date is right before Black Friday which makes this day even more important for shopping with great discounts. Earlier it was celebrated on first Thursday of the November month later on it’s changed to last Thursday then third Thursday and finally fourth Thursday of the same month. This festival is basically based on the colonial Pilgrims’ 1621 harvest meal.

Happy Thanksgiving Poems

Happy Thanksgiving Poems

Read More On – Happy Thanksgiving Messages

As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we’re poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.
We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We’re wealthy, when push comes to shove.
So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you’ve got;
Realize it’s a lot,
And you’ll make all your cares go away.
By Karl Fuchs

Thanksgiving Prayers

On Thanksgiving Day we’re thankful for
Our blessings all year through,
For family we dearly love,
For good friends, old and new.For sun to light and warm our days,
For stars that glow at night,
For trees of green and skies of blue,
And puffy clouds of white.We’re grateful for our eyes that see
The beauty all around,
For arms to hug, and legs to walk,
And ears to hear each sound.The list of all we’re grateful for
Would fill a great big book;
Our thankful hearts find new delights
Everywhere we look!

Funny Thanksgiving Poems For Kids

Funny Thanksgiving Meme, jokes and pranks are much popular among the kids and youth of America. Because 90% of the young population is connected with the Internet and social media. In early days Poems were the most used things to wish or pray on Thanksgiving. But now when everyone having a smartphone in hand Funny Thanksgiving Poems and poetry are very much popular and loved. Thanksgiving is the time to spend time with friends, family by doing different activities such as playing or watching football at ground, family gathering, dinner parties, parades and firework events.

Thanksgiving Poems For Kids

Thanksgiving Poems For Kids

When the Halloween pumpkins are gone,
And the leaves have all fallen to ground,
When the air has turned windy and cold,
Then Thanksgiving will soon be around.Thoughts of loved ones all feasting together,
Pleasant pictures from past times appear
To dwell in each heart and each mind–
Then Thanksgiving is finally here!The kitchen has scrumptious aromas,
The dining room looks oh, so fine,
Decorations with pilgrims and turkeys,
And now we are ready to dine!First the napkins are placed on our laps;
Now the prayer for the meal to be blessed,
Then we stuff the good food in our tummies,
And we hope for it all to digest! ~

Funny Thanksgiving Poems

Take a turkey, stuff it fat,
Some of this and some of that.
Get some turnips, peel them well.
Cook a big squash in its shell.
Now potatoes, big and white,
Mash till they are soft and light.
Cranberries, so tart and sweet,
With the turkey we must eat.
Pickles-yes-and then, oh my!
For a dessert a pumpkin pie,
Golden brown and spicy sweet.
What a fine Thanksgiving treat! ~

Thanksgiving Poems For Friends

Thanksgiving Poems For Friends

Thanksgiving is here, so our minds have turned
To what time has taught us, to what we’ve learned:
We often focus all our thought
On shiny things, we’ve shopped and bought.
We take our pleasure in material things,
Forgetting the pleasure that friendship brings.
If a lot of our stuff just vanished today,
We’d see the foundation of each happy day
Is special relationships, constant and true,
And that’s when our thoughts go directly to you.
We wish you a Thanksgiving you’ll never forget,
Full of love and joy—your best one yet!

Thanksgiving Poems To God

There’s a big fat turkey on Grandfather’s farm
Who thinks he’s very happy.
He spreads his tail into a great big fan
And struts around all day.
You should hear him gobble at the girls and boys-
He thinks he’s singing when he makes that noise.
He’ll sing his song a different way,
Upon Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is the appointed time
for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days,
we can find small blessings,
but too often we overlook them,
choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy
to those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring peace.
Starting now,
let’s be on the lookout
for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who
bring love and light to everyone
who is blessed to know them?
You are one of those people.
On Thanksgiving,
I’m thankful for you.

Thanksgiving 2019 Poems, Prayers & Blessings For Church

Sending Thanksgiving 2019 Poems to God, parents, teachers, Church, friends, family members or other dear ones is one of the best ways to pay homage to their love and care. in 1623, Plymouth Colony Pilgrims held the second Thanksgiving celebration to celebrate the end of a long drought. Thanksgiving 2019 Wishes and Messages are also used to be share as Happy Thanksgiving 2019 Poems. Since then it became the celebration of the harvest. Many take fast on the first day of Thanksgiving while the feasting is the main significance where people invite others to the meal(Dinner Party). Roasted Turkey is the main attraction of the Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving is anticipation…
the excitement of wonderful aromas,
golden, harvest-themed décor,
the best linens, china and silver.
Thanksgiving is…
platters of of special Thanksgiving foods
prepared only once a year,
mmn…mmn… mouths watering,
ecstatic taste buds quivering with joy.
Thanksgiving is…
the family all around the table,
clean, dressed, smiles all around,
recitation of what we are thankful for,
the saying of grace,
our special Thanksgiving prayer.
And now, finally, dig in!
We are thinking of you
at Thanksgiving, and hoping
your Thanksgiving experience
will be surrounded
by a special glow in your memory.

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Happy Thanksgiving Day!

As soon as we take off our Halloween masks, thoughts of goblins give way to thoughts of gobbling. Thanksgiving is the official kickoff to the holiday season and a great time to celebrate with family and friends. It even marks the start of Christmas-music season on the radio. But even Scrooge has to love Thanksgiving. It arrives before we have a chance to get stressed out over all the Christmas hype and the holiday season. You don’t hear folks complaining about having to send out Thanksgiving cards, do you? And who can complain about a delicious Turkey Day feast? Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie?

A Native American Holiday

History books tell us our present-day Thanksgiving celebration traces its roots back to Plymouth, Massachusetts. It started in November of 1621, a year after the Pilgrims docked at Plymouth Rock. At that point, the 50-odd survivors of the 102 folks that had sailed on the Mayflower had a lot to be thankful for. First of all, they survived. Secondly, they managed to network successfully with some Native Americans who helped make the holiday native to the United States.

In March of 1621, Samoset, a member of the Abenaki tribe, came into the Pilgrim’s camp. He spoke enough English to communicate — barely — with the Pilgrims. A few days later, he paid a return visit and brought along a friend who spoke better English. This was Squanto of the Pawtuxet tribe. Squanto’s background had included capture by an English sea captain, enslavement, and escape to London as a fugitive. But heroic Squanto apparently was not the type to carry a grudge. Showing the malnourished newcomers how to grow corn, catch fish, and draw sap from maple trees, he played a key role in enabling the colony to survive and prosper.

A 3-Day Celebration

Squanto also introduced the Pilgrims to the head honcho, Massasoit, chief of the Wampanoags. Thankful for a successful corn harvest, the Pilgrims originally planned to express their gratitude by praying and fasting. But after Massasoit buddied up to William Bradford, the Pilgrim’s Governor, these leaders planned a 3-day celebration — the fast became a feast. We don’t know if the participants actually referred to it as “Thanksgiving.” But the joint celebration heralded the start of a half-century of considerable harmony between the colonists and the Wampanoags.

Unfortunately, this first alliance with the Native Americans — one of the few we can look back on with pride — eventually deteriorated. This set the stage for two centuries of hostilities that occurred throughout the country. Comedian Jon Stewart put it this way “I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.”

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Everyone’s Thankful When Thanksgiving Comes Around – When was the First?

While most of us associate the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims in Massachusetts, many Virginians are likely to argue the point. In 1619 — a year before the Pilgrims’ arrival — 38 English settlers landed at Berkeley Hundred in Virginia. The London Company, which chartered the voyage, required “that the day of our ships’ arrival at the place assigned … in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God.”

Recognizing the legitimacy of both states’ claims as the birthplace of our Thanksgiving, President John Kennedy issued a tactful proclamation in 1963: “Over three centuries ago,” he declared, “our forefathers in Virginia and Massachusetts, far from home in a lonely wilderness, set aside a time of thanksgiving.”

Others maintain that neither Massachusetts nor Virginia hold the honor. Some contend that the first “Thanksgiving” services in what is now America date back to Spanish explorers in 1589 (San Elizario, Texas) or possibly even 1565 (St. Augustine, Florida).

Fun Thanksgiving Wishes

Gobble till you wobble.

A happy heart is a thankful heart. Happy Thanksgiving!

May the bounty of the season fill your heart and home – Happy Thanksgiving!

Keep calm and gobble on – Happy Thanksgiving!

Thankful we are friends.

May your heart be glad and your home be happy at this joyful time.

After the Gobble Gobble comes the nap nap.

Don’t forget to set your scale back 10 pounds tonight – Happy Thanksgiving.

May your yams be delicious, your pies take the prize, and may your Turkey Day dinner stay off of your thighs.

More Turkey Day Wishes.

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Holiday or Holy Day?

Although most Americans currently view the day as a secular holiday, its religious underpinnings are well-documented.

When Governor Bradford held a second Plymouth celebration in 1623 to mark the end of a devastating drought, the event featured less feasting and more fasting than the 1621 celebration. Prayer services took place to seek forgiveness from what was perceived as punishment from God.

The religious aspect of the holiday received additional emphasis from the Puritans, who first arrived in Boston in 1630. They “gave thanksgiving and praise to God’s providence” on days specially set aside for that purpose. The colonists’ desire to express thanks through prayer and celebration was ingrained in them, passed along from similar rituals practiced — in one form or another — for many centuries in the Old World.

Thanksgiving Grows Up and Gets Respect

By the 1660s, New England communities were holding annual harvest festivals, with proclamations of thanks coming primarily from church leaders. During the revolutionary period, various governors also marked favorable events with thanksgiving ceremonies.

In 1789, the newly elected President, George Washington, designated November 26 as the first nationwide celebration, “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God.”

New York became the first state to adopt an official, annual Thanksgiving holiday in 1817. Other states followed suit, but they each picked their own date of celebration.

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The Woman Behind Your Turkey Day Dinner

Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and author, may be best known for writing “Mary Had a Little Lamb. But in 1827 she began campaigning to have the federal government recognize Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Each year she would publish an editorial promoting such legislation. For 36 years she also wrote letters — to governors, congressmen, and presidents.

Her eventual success may be due to the Civil War. President Lincoln was looking for ways to ensure a continuing sense of unity and purpose among the Northern states. Sarah sent Lincoln her final letter on September 28, 1963. On October 3, he officially proclaimed the final Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the hope that it would help “heal the wounds of the nation.” It was not until the 1870s, however, that the South came on board and Thanksgiving truly became a nationwide holiday — only the third national holiday, after Independence Day and Washington’s Birthday.

Best Happy Thanksgiving Quotes

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.
Nigel Hamilton

We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.
Neal A. Maxwell

There is always something to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving.
Unknown

Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home.
Wilbur D. Nesbit

Give thanks with a grateful heart.
Unknown

Thanksgiving day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.
E.P. Powell

Gratitude turns what we have into enough.
Unknown

Gather together, give thanks, eat pie! Happy Thanksgiving!
Unknown

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.
Frank A. Clark

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When is Thanksgiving?

The holiday remained the last Thursday in November until 1939. That’s when President Franklin Roosevelt decided to move the holiday up a week. The economy, still struggling to get out of the Great Depression, needed a boost. With the holiday a week earlier, Roosevelt figured Christmas shopping would also start a week earlier, boosting retail sales.

America joked about the new holiday as “Franksgiving.” The switch was so unpopular that two years later Roosevelt changed it back — but not exactly. He compromised. Instead of the final Thursday in November, Thanksgiving would now be the fourth Thursday (not necessarily the final Thursday, since, some years, November has five Thursdays). Currently, the holiday still occurs on the fourth Thursday.

For this year, the holiday will be celebrated on Thursday, November 22, 2018.

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The Holiday Meal — Not What it Used to be

Although Pilgrim chronicler Edward Winslow reported that — in preparation for the original 1621 celebration — Governor Bradford sent four men on a “fowling” mission, the fowl were most likely geese or ducks.

Since the Wampanoag guests outnumbered the Pilgrims almost two to one, they did their share of the preparation. We know that they brought five deer with them. And historians believe Native American spices and cooking methods played a big part in meal preparation.

Lobsters, oysters, eel, cod, and bass reportedly were on the table as well. It’s fun to imagine how participants ate these items. Their tables were set with only knives and spoons — forks hadn’t been invented yet! And eel doesn’t seem to fit the image of a finger food.

Let’s Talk Turkey

Turkey today plays such a key role in our tradition that the holiday is often referred to as “turkey day.” Even back in the 18th century, Ben Franklin called for the turkey, not the eagle, to be designated as the National Bird.

In those days, the only turkeys in America were wild. Wild turkeys can fly and are able to run 20 miles an hour. Today’s domesticated turkeys are a different breed. Because the breast meat is the most popular part of the turkey, these birds have been bred to have large breasts. As a result, they not only are unable to fly but generally cannot even mate — the breast size blocks the male from mounting the female. Turkey producers usually rely on artificial insemination.

Today, the average turkey weighs 15 pounds. The heaviest turkey on record tipped the scales at 86 pounds. Consumers purchase about 280 million turkeys for each Thanksgiving, and 91% of Americans eat turkey on that day. Vegetarians can eat “turkey” made with tofu.

In 1953, turkey helped bring about the invention of the frozen TV dinner! When a salesman learned that Swanson had 250 pounds of extra turkey on hand, he suggested they load it onto compartmentalized aluminum trays, along with a few other sides. And the rest is history.

How We Celebrate Today

The holiday weekend is the biggest travel time of the year as distant family members decide, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.”

For most of us, Thanksgiving has become primarily secular rather than religious. It’s largely concerned with pleasing the palate — and not just with turkey. Besides working to make Thanksgiving official, Sarah Josepha Hale printed recipes featuring many of the foods that typically comprise the holiday meal: Sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin and apple pies. Campbell’s Soup created a green bean casserole recipe for Thanksgiving that became largely responsible for selling $20 million worth of cream of mushroom soup.

Americans probably consume a fair amount of their Turkey Day bounty in front of their TVs. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is an annual tradition that attracts a huge TV audience, as well as two to three million spectators. Marching bands, celebrities atop enormous floats, and giant balloons representing famous cartoon characters are dramatic features of the parade today. But when it began in 1924 it consisted of real animals from Central Park Zoo and about 400 Macy’s employees.

Of course, football fans can enjoy a tripleheader of televised NFL games running from early in the afternoon to late at night. But if you’d rather be a participant in sports rather than an observer, you can join one of the countless turkey trots — formal and informal — held coast to coast on or around Thanksgiving. These events are popular because they burn off calories before the big meal. Many of these footraces also raise money for various charities — the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot has raised nearly $8 million.

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Turkey Day Traditions

In 1947, President Truman initiated an annual ceremony in which one lucky turkey receives a presidential pardon. After President Obama pardoned a 45-pound turkey named Courage, the bird went to California for appointment as Grand Marshal of Disneyland’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

In most homes, the Turkey Day traditions are not as newsworthy as those emanating from the White House. But we all do what we can to make the day special. Some homes engage in the breaking of the wishbone. Two people make a wish and grab either side of the wishbone from the turkey’s chest. Folklore states that — when they split the bone — whoever ends up with the longer piece will have their wish granted.

In my own family growing up, my dad literally scored a turkey in a bowling tournament. As his prize, he visited a turkey farm where he was able to pick out a turkey to bring home for the big day. As my dad told the story, “There were turkeys as far as the eye could see, but I spotted one head that stood high above all the others.” That’s the bird my dad selected. When he brought it home, my mom couldn’t fit it in the oven!

Everybody’s Holiday

This national holiday cuts across religious and geographic boundaries. From Canada to Liberia, the Netherlands to the Philippines, some form of Thanksgiving is celebrated. The desire to give thanks is apparently a universal human quality. Maybe Henry David Thoreau expressed it best. “I am grateful for what I am and have,” he said. “My thanksgiving is perpetual.”

–Art Novak

Art Novak is an Emmy-winning writer, novelist, and Professor Emeritus at Savannah College of Art and Design. artnovakauthor.com

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Thanksgiving Poems
Greeting Card Sayings

Here you'll find free Thanksgiving poems, Thanksgiving prayers, funny Thanksgiving wishes, a Thanksgiving song, and kid Thanksgiving rhymes. The free Thanksgiving saying below is perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner thank you note. 

The Thanksgiving rhymes below can be personalized and customized in any way you like. Make your Thanksgiving wishes unique to you.

Thanksgiving Feasting

When the Halloween pumpkins are gone,
And the leaves have all fallen to ground,
When the air has turned windy and cold,
Then Thanksgiving will soon be around.

Thoughts of loved ones all feasting together,
Pleasant pictures from past times appear
To dwell in each heart and each mind--
Then Thanksgiving is finally here!

The kitchen has scrumptious aromas,
The dining room looks oh, so fine,
Decorations with pilgrims and turkeys,
And now we are ready to dine!

First the napkins are placed on our laps;
Now the prayer for the meal to be blessed,
Then we stuff the good food in our tummies,
And we hope for it all to digest!

By Joanna Fuchs

Thank You For Inviting Us

Thank you for inviting us
To your Thanksgiving dinner.
A day spent in your company
Is invariably a winner.

Thank you for the time you spent
Preparing all the food;
For making us feel welcome,
You have our gratitude!

By Joanna Fuchs

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This Thanksgiving poem is perfect for a Thanksgiving greeting card message.

Best Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here, so our minds have turned
To what time has taught us, to what we've learned:
We often focus all our thought
On shiny things we've shopped and bought.
We take our pleasure in material things,
Forgetting the pleasure that friendship brings.
If a lot of our stuff just vanished today,
We'd see the foundation of each happy day
Is special relationships, constant and true,
And that's when our thoughts go directly to you.
We wish you a Thanksgiving you'll never forget,
Full of love and joy—your best one yet!

By Joanna Fuchs

This Thanksgiving poem in free verse is meant to go in a paper card or e-card.

We’re Thankful For...

We’re thankful for the basics:
food, clothing and comfortable shelter;
the rest is a bountiful bonus.
We’re thankful for work, play,
and the treasured people
who make these experiences
richer and more meaningful.
We’re most thankful
for family and friends,
especially the dear friends
who are reading this card!

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Joanna Fuchs


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These free Thanksgiving Day poems bring up thoughts of, well...thankfulness, as this Thanksgiving card verse does.

More Than A Day

As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we're poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.

We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We're wealthy, when push comes to shove.

So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you've got;
Realize it's a lot,
And you'll make all your cares go away.

By Karl Fuchs

More and more, people want to send Thanksgiving sayings to the people they care about. Thanksgiving poetry is designed for that, so this free verse (nonrhyming) Happy Thanksgiving poem will be nice in a card. It could also be used for Thanksgiving wishes for friends, as a friend or friendship or family Thanksgiving poem.

I'm Thankful for You

Thanksgiving is the appointed time
for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days,
we can find small blessings,
but too often we overlook them,
choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy
to those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring peace.
Starting now,
let's be on the lookout
for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who
bring love and light to everyone
who is blessed to know them.
You are one of those people.
On Thanksgiving,
I'm thankful for you.
Happy Thanksgiving!

By Joanna Fuchs

Thanksgiving wishes can include a list of things to be thankful for. This inspirational Thanksgiving poem shows that basic, simple pleasures are often the best ones. It's a thankful Thanksgiving poem.

Thanksgiving Delights

On Thanksgiving Day we're thankful for
Our blessings all year through,
For family we dearly love,
For good friends, old and new.

For sun to light and warm our days,
For stars that glow at night,
For trees of green and skies of blue,
And puffy clouds of white.

We're grateful for our eyes that see
The beauty all around,
For arms to hug, and legs to walk,
And ears to hear each sound.

The list of all we're grateful for
Would fill a great big book;
Our thankful hearts find new delights
Everywhere we look!

By Joanna Fuchs

Thanksgiving poetry often centers on the pleasures of friends and loved ones, as this Thanksgiving Day poem does.

Most of All

Thanksgiving Day brings to mind
the blessings in our lives
that usually go unnoticed:
a home that surrounds us
with comfort and protection;
delicious food, for pleasure
in both eating and sharing;
clothes to snuggle up in,
books and good entertainment
to expand our minds;
and freedom to worship our God.
Most of all we are thankful
for our family and friends,
those treasured people
who make our lives extra special.
You are part of that cherished group.
On Thanksgiving, (and every day)
we appreciate you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Joanna Fuchs

Thanksgiving Day poetry is often about the special foods eaten on that holiday. This Thanksgiving rhyme includes dishes familiar to many.

Save Room

As meals go, Thanksgiving dinner
Is always a feast--a five star winner.
Here comes the salad, dressed just right,
The golden brown turkey--a savory delight;

The stuffing now, and then the gravy,
The jello mold, all wiggly and wavy.
Take some cranberry sauce and candied yams;
Is there room for fresh made rolls and jams?

More dishes tempt me; ah, but I
Must save some room for pumpkin pie!

By Joanna Fuchs

This Thanksgiving poem says that Thankgiving is more than just about feasting and food.

Grateful Thanksgiving

Although we feast on this special day,
Thanksgiving isn't just for food;
We focus on blessings great and small;
Thanksgiving is for gratitude.

I'm grateful for good things in my life;
I appreciate them the whole year through.
Some are better than others, though:
One of the best is knowing you!

By Joanna Fuchs

Thanksgiving poems should evoke the special memories of holidays past, the whole special Thanksgiving process, as this thanks giving poem does. It includes Thanksgiving wishes for the people you care about.

Thanksgiving is...

Thanksgiving is anticipation...
the excitement of wonderful aromas,
golden, harvest-themed décor,
the best linens, china and silver.
Thanksgiving is...
platters of of special Thanksgiving foods
prepared only once a year,
mmn...mmn... mouths watering,
ecstatic taste buds quivering with joy.
Thanksgiving is...
the family all around the table,
clean, dressed, smiles all around,
recitation of what we are thankful for,
the saying of grace,
our special Thanksgiving prayer.
And now, finally, dig in!
We are thinking of you
at Thanksgiving, and hoping
your Thanksgiving experience
will be surrounded
by a special glow in your memory.

By Joanna Fuchs

Friendship Thanksgiving poetry for greeting cards has to be short enough to fit, so this Thanksgiving rhyme, which is a friend or friendship Thanksgiving poem, is short and fond. If you are sending this as a couple, change the last stanza to read "our friends," "our lives," and "what we're thankful for."

Thanksgiving Friends

Thanksgiving is a time
For reviewing what we treasure,
The people we hold dear,
Who give us so much pleasure.

Without you as my friend,
Life would be a bore;
Having you in my life
Is what I'm thankful for.

By Joanna Fuchs

Many people are looking for cards with Thanksgiving poems to express their thanks to the people who make their lives satisfying. This Thanksgiving greeting communicates that. You can substitute the name(s) of the people you are giving the poem to for the word "now" in the last line. If you are a single person sending this, just change "our" to "my," "we" to "I," and "we're" to "I'm." This could also be in the category of friend Thanksgiving poetry.

This Thanksgiving Day poem is a reminder to be thankful every day. It's a Thanksgiving wish to always keep our blessings in mind.

Thanksgiving Every Day

The table is brimming with good things to eat;
We're surrounded by family and friends; what a treat.
The feelings that fill us today can't be beat;
It's Thanksgiving Day, and it all feels complete.

But other days, sometimes, things don't seem so fine;
Those days are not polished and don't seem to shine.
It's then in our minds, we forget all the good,
And think of the things we would get, if we could.

On days when our thinking causes us dread,
If we could remember, it's all in our head,
And not let our minds take our gratitude away,
Then we'd make every day like Thanksgiving Day.

By Karl Fuchs

Thanksgiving Day poems often center around family gatherings; This family Thanksgiving poem could also be used for a young child saying Thanksgiving grace.

A Family Thanksgiving

Mom and Dad and all the folks
Who sit around the table,
All give thanks to the Lord above
For the fact that we are able
To have the food and shelter
We all need to survive,
And have the love of family
That makes it good to be alive.

By Karl Fuchs

This Thanksgiving poem in free verse reminds us that giving thanks isn't just for one day a year. It's a Thanksgiving wish to always focus on the positive aspects of life and be thankful for them.

After the Turkey Is Gone

After the turkey is gone, what then?
Will we keep in mind the blessings
for which we claimed to be thankful?
Or will we allow the chaos of everyday life,
real and imagined problems,
to intrude into the contentment
we felt on Thanksgiving Day.

The cranberries, the stuffing and pie a dim memory,
will we focus on trivial irritations,
or will we hold on to what's really important,
the deep, satisfying, good things we have
instead of what we imagine we want
but haven't got.

After the turkey is gone,
cling to the blessings;
remember what makes life worth living;
continue thanks giving.

By Joanna Fuchs

What would the Thanksgiving celebration be without the kitchen? This Thanksgiving poem gives it the honor it deserves.

The Thanksgiving Kitchen

Scrumptious aromas
tease eager appetites.
Eyes wide, aglow with the anticipation
of sampling once-a-year delights.
Love poured out in familiar embrace,
bonding hearts anew.
Dishes emerge from the magic place;

The masterpiece is ready to eat.
The Thanksgiving kitchen,
comforting, cheering, satisfying.
Plates full of happiness.
So simple, so fulfilling.
Happy Thanksgiving!

By Joanna Fuchs

Thanksgiving Song

Here's a Thanksgiving poem that is also a Thanksgiving song and a Thanksgiving prayer—a three-in-one! You could print our the lyrics on little pieces of paper and put them next to each plate so you could all sing it together before dinner.

The song is to the public domain melody most familiar to those who celebrate Thanksgiving Day: We Gather Together (to ask the Lord's blessing). You can find it in any protestant hymn book. Remember that although it's fine to sing the melody, any arrangement of harmony parts and accompaniment may be under copyright. If so, there will probably be a copyright notice at the bottom of the page, but it is always your responsibility to check that out. This song is a Thanksgiving wish to God for blessings.

Thanksgiving Dinner Poem, Song and Prayer

Our table is set now; great food you can bet now.
It's Thanksgiving Day, and we're ready to eat;
All those near and dear us are here today to cheer us.
This dinner is a winner, a wonderful treat.

It's time to be thankful for all that God gives us;
Dear Lord, we are grateful; Dear God, hear our prayer.
It's You we are praising; our voices we are raising;
Bless us and bless this food; keep us safe in your care.

By Joanna Fuchs

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Kid Thanksgiving Poems

The following child Thanksgiving poetry
consists of four Thanksgiving rhymes and verse for a child.

This free kid Thanksgiving poem focuses on the benefits of the holiday to a child.

A Child's Thanksgiving Thanks

I'm thankful for the many things
That help us live as well as kings,
For all the food that makes us drool,
And another holiday from school.

By Karl Fuchs

Thanksgiving poetry for kids is often silly, as this Thanksgiving poem for a child is. It's a funny kid Thanksgiving poem.

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Mom is in the kitchen,
And when I take a look,
I'm glad I'm not a turkey
That's she's about to cook!

By Karl Fuchs

Thanksgiving verse can be simple enough for a child. The counting and rhythm of this kid Thanksgiving poem makes it easy to memorize. It's a Thanksgiving turkey poem.

Countdown To Thanksgiving

One two three,
A turkey in a tree;
Four five six,
That turkey's in a fix;
Seven eight nine,
It always tastes so fine;
When we get to ten
It's Thanksgiving once again.

By Karl Fuchs

Food and thankfulness are the two most popular subjects of Thanksgiving poems for children. This kid Thanksgiving poem for a child focuses on food.

Hooray For Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving dinner;
Let's not be late;
There's lots of good food,
So fill up your plate.
With pie at the end,
It can't be beat;
Hooray for Thanksgiving,
There's so much to eat!

By Karl Fuchs

Funny Thanksgiving Poems

Funny Thanksgiving poetry often centers on food, as this funny Thanksgiving poem does.

Thanksgiving Ghost

The last piece of apple pie is gone;
How did it disappear?
The bowl of delicious stuffing
Has also vanished, I fear.

It happens each Thanksgiving,
When leftover goodies flee,
And each of us knows the responsible one
Couldn't be you or me.

The only way it could happen
Is readily diagnosed;
It must be the crafty, incredibly sneaky,
Still hungry Thanksgiving ghost.

By Karl Fuchs

Funny Thanksgiving poems can be about cooking the special feast. This humorous Thanksgiving poem is a joke about how our modern "gourmet" feasts are often prepared elsewhere. It could qualify as a funny Thanksgiving Day poem.

Your Secret's Secure

Thanksgiving's the time in November each year
When our thoughts about food seem to richen,
When turkey and dressing and other good stuff
Is being prepared in the kitchen.

But the stores did their homework way in advance;
They know what your real needs will be;
They know you'll come shopping to buy up their best,
And those sharing your feast will soon see...

You're the best cook in town, a peerless gourmet,
The turkey, dessert and the wine,
And your secret's secure that this feast was all made
By your grocery, and they sure did it fine!

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

Funny Thanksgiving sayings about overeating are common, so here's a funny Thanksgiving poem about the "Belly Stuffer."

Belly Stuffer

Thanksgiving brings a terrible chore,
'Cause I'm forced to eat and eat some more.
If I don't eat right through dessert,
I fear the cook's feelings will surely be hurt,
So I do my part, even though I suffer;
To be a good guest, I'm a belly stuffer.

By Karl Fuchs

This funny Thanksgiving poem is a humorous Thanksgiving greeting with a cynical look at all the money that's spent on this holiday.

Thanksgiving $$$

Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving Day?
What's its significance, all of us say.
We all find importance for which we are thankful,
And what we spend on Thanksgiving is surely a bank full.

First the purchase of food for parties galore,
Then the fuel and decorating costs come to the fore.
We eat so much food that many get ill,
And drug makers get richer with each little pill.

It all becomes clear, if we closely examine
That we're not giving thanks for avoiding a famine;
We're creating the wealth and the plenty we see,
Including the sports ads we watch on TV.

By Karl Fuchs

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