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Melba Nelly

with friends anytime before Thanksgiving
November 16, 2013

Not to be confused with Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving is an entirely different holiday in and of itself. Thanksgiving is when you go to your aunt’s house to find a beautiful turkey, many perfected side dishes and a dessert table to die for. Friendsgiving is when you band together with a group of misfits and eat cheap imitations of those things. For me, it started in college when my friends and I decided we would celebrate Friendsgiving before going to our respective hometowns for Thanksgiving. Now that I have moved across the country and cannot afford to fly home for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving has taken the place of the aforementioned holiday altogether and has quickly become one of my favorite days of the year. Here are the things I have found essential in throwing a fun-filled Friendsgiving:

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  • Jackie Ramirez

    Great share Melba! Here's an opportunity to give thanks to all your friends who made a difference in your life one way or another and engage outside of social media and feel interconnected. This is something that can be done anywhere and anytime, certainly it would make more sense to do it close to the Thanksgiving season.