2020 has been a tumultuous time and because of that Thanksgiving will look a bit different this year. Every year, people across the country travel and gather to not just eat a meal, but to participate in one of our nation’s most cherished traditions. Thanksgiving isn’t about turkey, football, or preparing for Black Friday. Thanksgiving is the one holiday we celebrate that focuses on what happens when unique individuals come together to form a cohesive whole, a family.
This year many traditions will be put on hold. Many people will be spending the holiday away from family and friends due to COVID-19–related travel restrictions or safety concerns.
This Thanksgiving is an opportunity to think outside the box. It may inspire you to throw out your traditional playbook and opt for an entirely new menu (maybe that’s something you’ve secretly wanted to do for years anyway). Or you may be seeking just the opposite, longing to replicate some semblance of your family’s Thanksgiving traditions because you find them comforting in these uncertain times. Perhaps you’re looking for thoughtful ways to show your family, friends, or community that you care even if you can’t do it in person.
That spirit of family and every one of the people who make this credit union great is what we are most grateful for. We certainly hope that, for at least one moment on Thanksgiving Day, you can cherish the stories and the journey that everyone near or far took to be with you in person or virtually. On any other day, those moments can be very fleeting, but on Thanksgiving, they are a treasure, just like you.
From all of us here at allU.S. Credit Union, thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!