What is the link between the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and Thanksgiving? An American writer named Sara Josepha Hale. Hale is not only the author of the celebrated nursery rhyme, but also the one to raise a near 30-year campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. She even published recipes for turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, and much more, of which eventually became the modern day Thanksgiving essentials. Believe it or not, the Pilgrims did not have turkey nor pumpkin pie on their dinner tables during the first Thanksgiving.
During this time of year, we are encouraged to reflect, give thanks to what we have, and feast! This tradition dates back to 1621, where the Plymouth colonists (more popularly known as Pilgrims) celebrated their first successful harvest with their Wampanoag Indian friends. This 3-day celebration was eventually recognized as the first Thanksgiving. This year, whether you plan to feast like there’s no tomorrow, thumb through stacks of Black Friday ads, catch some football, or simply enjoy the company of your family and loved ones, there’s a t-shirt for that! Take a gander at some of our super fun Thanksgiving t-shirts.