Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Giving
Since I blog very infrequently -- almost as badly as the Wittenburg Door's publication rate--I have very few posts around Thanksgiving. Many churches and other organizations focus on food baskets at this time, and rightly so. I didn't count, but many of the food donations and volunteer opportunities at this time are related to local churches or charitable organiztions. The links at the top are indicative of activies that start around this time.
Besides Thanksgiving, Black Friday has been going on for decades and is now joined by Cyber Monday. Quiet revolutions against the commercialisation of Christmas have been underway for years as well and more will be included later about that. Since many of us start planning Christmas shopping at Thanksgiving feasts, it's not too early to become aware of alternatives which would not only bring a better spirit to Christmas but also to Thanksgiving.