Saturday, November 7, 2009

November is for Giving Thanks

                    A collection of Victorian Thanksgiving post cards ~
One of the first Thanksgiving celebrations is considered to have been in 1621 when the Plymouth colonists shared their autumn harvest feast with the Wampanoag Indians. This harvest meal has become a symbol of the friendship and cooperation between the colonists and the native people of North America. It had been the Native American groups throughout the Americas who had originally organized harvest festivals and clebrations of thanks for centuries before the arrival of the first colonists. In December 1619 a group of British colonists at Berkley Plantation, Virginia near the Charles River led by Captain John Woodlief gathered in prayer and thanksgiving to God for their healthy arrival after a long and arduous voyage across the Atlantic. This event by some scholars is credited as the first official Thanksgiving Day celebration among European settlers on record. (Information from


  1. Wonderful images, Maureen. You've always got the best holiday goodies and great reminders of "the reason for the season". Thanks so much for sharing that.

  2. Thanks for sharing Maureen, I love vintage postcards and these are great with Thanksgiving in a few days.


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