There are two fantastic things to enjoy during Thanksgiving: the long weekend and, of course, the turkey. But if you’re the one preparing the feast, the mood can quickly change from festive to frustrated.
"How do I make the cranberry dressing like Nana?" "Anyone know why the turkey still hasn’t defrosted?" "Are there any potatoes left in Metro Vancouver!?"
To answer these questions, you could ring your family – even FaceTime with them – for some holiday advice. However, in the spirit of community and sharing, we think reaching out to your digital neighbours could be more fun. This long weekend, we’re introducing a new hashtag that we hope will result in some crowdsourced holiday magic:
Now you can Instagram your culinary missteps or tweet your kitchen nightmares with #turkey911 and rely on advice from a multitude of social folks. Thanksgiving has always been a social holiday – this year, let’s take it to the next level.
Thanksgiving is known as one of our most treasured holidays. Families gather together for meals, parades, parties, and much like the name suggests, to give thanks. How very social. With that said, here are some tips on how to make your Thanksgiving an even more social one:
Well, if you’re going to celebrate the holiday, you might as well like itand share with all of your friends. Can you believe it only has 7,378 fans?
You’re reading our post about Thanksgiving on Tumblr so we’ll let this one slide. However, you could reblog something from the “Thanksgiving” tag to get your Tumblr in the holiday spirit.
Never cooked a turkey before? No problem! This is why we have YouTube - it’s full of tutorials. Some are useful, some are awful… we take no responsibility for what’s out there.
You’ll find other instructional videos here, like YouTube, but Vimeo’s community is a little more creative in their presentation.
This is an easy one - live tweet your dinner! Use the hashtag #thanksgiving and populate your feed with musings on yams, Stove Top and that cranberry sauce with the tin-can lines.
Actually, Foursquare is a great app to use if you’re not having a big, traditional Thanksgiving meal. You can use it to search which restaurants nearby may have a Holiday Special and check-in to, in a sense, “join” other Foursquare users that day. Of course, at home you can just check-in to the kitchen, the dinner table or the couch just before you slip into your tryptophan nap.
That should get you well on your way to having a great Thanksgiving, 2.0 style. Enjoy!