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Creative Ways to Show Thanksgiving Gratitude

November 14, 2022

Thanksgiving is a time when everyone comes together with their closest friends and family to enjoy good times and great food! Thanksgiving is also a time of giving thanks and showing gratitude. If you plan on hosting Thanksgiving this year at your new home in ArrowBrooke, here are a few creative ways that you can show some Thanksgiving gratitude.

Start a Tradition

Family traditions are always a fun part of the holidays and it’s easy to start a new one! Try having all of your Thanksgiving dinner guests write something they are thankful for on a piece of paper. Then, put all of the thankful notes into a hat and pull each of them out one by one. After one is read out loud to the group, have everyone try and figure out who wrote the note.

This idea is sure to stir up some emotions or generate a good laugh. Want more ideas for starting a new tradition? Take a look at these unique Thanksgiving traditions and see if any of them are right for you and your family!

Handwritten Letters

A great way to show gratitude to friends and family is by giving them a handwritten letter about how much they mean to you. The fact that you’re taking the time to write out the letter makes it significantly more meaningful than sending a text or email. Write why you are thankful for them or a special moment you both share that makes you truly grateful for your relationship.


Giving back to the community is an excellent way to show some Thanksgiving gratitude. There are plenty of ways to volunteer in the DFW Metroplex during the holidays. You can get a whole group of people together and volunteer to serve at a soup kitchen, hand out blankets and winter clothing to the homeless, or clean up litter around the community. You can also help build new homes in DFW through Habitat for Humanity.

We encourage everyone to show gratitude this Thanksgiving by trying out at least one of these ideas! ArrowBrooke is a full-featured DFW community located in Aubrey, TX just north of the booming US 380 corridor. Learn more about new home opportunities by contacting us today.

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