Skip to main content

Images of and Tidbits on Thanksgiving

Canada's celebration is a memory, but the Americans are looking forward to their Thanksgiving in just a week.  Here on offer is a cornucopia of things in keeping with this American tradition.

While expressing gratitude for the harvest and  counting one's blessings are the historic messages behind the occasion, there are many other practices associated with the holiday today.  First of course, are the ones most significantly tied to the origins of the event — food and family.  Extended relatives gather together to enjoy a feast usually comprised of turkey with all the fixings, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie.

Then there is the Thanksgiving Classic, in existence since the inception of the NFL in 1920. This is a series of football games played during the holiday.  And of course, we couldn't mention Thanksgiving traditions without touching on Black Friday,  where bargain hunters fight off others of like mind to get a start on the Christmas list at some of the best pre-season sales.

Now just for fun, here are some interesting tidbits about the holiday:
• 102 pilgrims, took 66 days to cross the Atlantic in 1620 in the Mayflower. They arrived at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts on Dec. 11.
• Fifty per cent of Americans put the stuffing inside the turkey
•  92% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving
• About 280 million turkeys are sold annually for Thanksgiving which is about 7 billion pounds of turkey and about $3 billion dollars worth of sales
• About 20 per cent of all cranberries that are consumed in the US per year are eaten on Thanksgiving

And finally, if you're looking for some wonderful Thanksgiving clipart collections, these links will take you there:

iCLIPART.com Thanksgiving Illustrations

ToonClipart Cartoons

Acclaim Images Thanksgiving Images

Best-of-Web Thanksgiving Clipart

ClickartOnline Fall and Thanksgiving Images

Comments

Unknown said…
Hello, love the idea of a blog!! Is the coding ok? I am on google, and the page comes up with an indent.

Avrilo

Popular posts from this blog

Free Social Media Content Calendar - January 2020

Stop scrambling for social media content. Vital Imagery is dedicated to making your content marketing the best it can be. Each month we will be preparing a social media content calendar to help with your social media posts and marketing. You will have access to a calendar filled with special dates, holidays, #hashtags and links to images that would be great to use with all your social media platforms. 
January is creativity month, so lets start creating great social media content!


January is all about the start of the new year, winter sales and goals to be more organized and productive.  Check out these images we've put together in a basket for inspiration for your social media posts.
Follow these hashtags for images to use during the month of January:
#soupmonth #drinkingstrawday #nationalspaghettiday #milkday #epihany #martinlutherkingjr #appreciateadragon #hotchocolateday #dayofeducation #popcornday #birdday #pieday
To help get you started download this image for free: New Year's Blo…

Free Social Media Calendar - March 2020

Stop scrambling for social media content. Vital Imagery is dedicated to making your content marketing the best it can be. Each month we will be preparing a social media content calendar to help with your social media posts and marketing. You will have access to a calendar filled with special dates, holidays, #hashtags and links to images that would be great to use on all your social media platforms.

March is an exciting month with St. Patrick's Day, Friday the 13th and the first day of Spring. Check out this basket of images to help get you ready for March.



Use these #hashtag links to find images to use for special dates in March:

#StPatricksDay

#Fridaythe13th

#InternationalEarthDay

#EarthHour

#InternationalWomensDay

#Spring

To help you get started download this image from iCLIPART.com for free:
 (If you don't already have an account, please register)



Resources for Teaching Online

There is currently a lot of uncertainty about how teachers will continue to teach our children while quarantined. Many schools already use products such as Google Classroom, Brightspace from D2L or Blackboard Learn but these are just a few examples of the Learning Management Systems (LMS) currently available. 

If you and your students have accessto the internet you can also try using Google Hangouts, Zoom and Skype for live discussions and video lessons.

Vital Imagery specializes in curating over 8 million child-friendly, educational clipart images, photos, worksheets and more through our iCLIPART for Schools website. Use our images to create your own educational materials, presentations and digital communications. Grant access to your students so they can download images to use in their lessons, projects and crafts. By using a source like ours you can ensure that children are not downloading illegal and inappropriate images, not to mention protecting their computers from viruses and ma…