ThanksgivingThis Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the U.S. So this week, we’re featuring seven posts from around the web that put the spotlight on the holiday, how it’s been impacted in modern times, and giving thanks.

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1. Are We Seeing the Slow Death of Thanksgiving?

Why: Has the Thanksgiving holiday become less significant in today’s fast-paced, consumer-driven society? Laura Click explores this trend in her Thanksgiving post from last year.

2. 18 Things For Which I Give Thanks

Why: What are you thankful for? In this classic post, Jay Baer gets us started with a list of the things he is most grateful for.

3. A Content Marketing Thanksgiving Feast with All The Fixings

Why: Planning and executing your online marketing strategy can seem overwhelming. In this still relevant guest post for Top Rank Marketing, Ashley Zeckman uses the components of a traditional Thanksgiving meal to illustrate how you can make your strategy manageable.

4. Your Spotify Thanksgiving playlist, based on your turkey’s cook time

Why: What is a holiday without a little fun? In this post for Mashable, Laura Vitto introduces us to a cool way to pass the time while your turkey is in the oven… and genius marketing from Spotify.

5. A Decade of Thanksgivings

Why: In this very personal WUL post from 2010, I take a look at what, for me, makes Thanksgiving remarkable.

6. 5 Facebook Holiday Contest Ideas to Boost Your Sales

Why: Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season. In this guest post for Jeff Bullas, Aida Gadzo shares some creative Facebook contest ideas.

7. Give Thanks ”” To Your Employees

Why: Grattitude shouldn’t be isolated to one day a year. In this Harvard Business Review post that still rings true today, Ron Ashkenas demonstrates how appreciation can drive organizational and individual improvement.

I’m grateful for many, many things, and very grateful for you. Thank you for being part of the WUL community, and a blessed Thanksgiving to our U.S. community from me and mine.

Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps smart businesses make bank by taking their communications from corporate codswallop to community cool™. She is also the founder of The Social PR Virtuoso®, which provides online, on-demand training that helps you unleash your inner Social PR superhero. Shonali is mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
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