Thanksgiving is in essence an opportunity to give thanks for the blessings we have received; why not easily thank your customers for their business through a Thanksgiving e-card?
In the U.S., Thanksgiving brings to mind turkey, stuffing, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and the start of Christmas shopping. Thanksgiving currently occurs on the fourth Thursday of November, but from 1863 to 1971 the holiday was observed on the last Friday of November. It was changed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who believed the earlier holiday would provide the country with more economic success.
In Canada, Thanksgiving is observed on the second Monday of October. Thanksgiving has been celebrated on many dates, including on April 5, 1872, when the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII, recovered from a serious illness. It was not until 1957 when the second Monday of October was officially chosen for the holiday.
Whether in Canada or the U.S., Thanksgiving is a day for football (with both the Canadian Football League and the National Football League holding a Thanksgiving Day Classic) and parades (the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest parade is the most well-known Canadian parade).
Both holidays are observed to give thanks for the autumn feast; it is believed that the Canadian holiday is earlier because the crops must be in earlier in the year, due to the colder weather up North. Common dinner items include turkey, stuffing and cranberries, but roast hams and other delicious entrees can be enjoyed as well.
Other countries that observe a type of Thanksgiving holiday are Germany (Erntedankfest, or Harvest Thanksgiving Festival); Grenada (Chuseok); and Japan (Kinrō Kansha no Hi). Thanksgiving business e-cards can express your sincere thanks to clients for their custom throughout the year!