Originally posted to LinkedIN Pulse by Ilissa Miller, Founder and CEO of iMiller Public Relations

2020 has been a memorable year. It’s the year of a pandemic and a highly anticipated election — which drew the most voters ever. Throughout it all, the digital world kept us tethered together even when we’ve been physically apart.

Thanksgiving is a holiday of family traditions — it is when close and extended family tend to unite, sharing stories, recipes passed through generations and feasting on a meal like no other. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner includes Turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings such as cranberry sauce, warm baked bread, green bean casserole and of course the beloved pumpkin, pecan and apple pies. Every family has their own traditions from ethnic foods to specialty recipes that make the palate pop, it’s hard not to imagine cooking and baking for those we love.

While most Americans remain cautious, continuing to socially distance themselves from friends and loved ones, this blog is a compilation of fun and engaging ideas from the team at iMiller Public Relations to help keep you connected in mind and spirit when physical distance is a necessity.

Tip 1:  To ensure you can share the holiday as much as possible, start planning your feast now. Some traditional or non-traditional items can certainly be shared in advance.

  • You can compile recipes and share with your friends and family. Encourage everyone to make at least one of the same dishes and share photos and images with everyone else (along with a description of the taste when you speak). An added fun pro tip: iMPR’s own Kwan Fai Chang suggests you can schedule a family cooking event. Everyone gathers the ingredients and joins a video call to prepare and cook/bake your items together.
  • You can order ingredients for your recipes to be delivered to your friends and family. Darby Bowler from the iMPR team suggests that you send a box of ingredients and encourage creativity. See what everyone makes from their box and share photos and taste with everyone else.

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