In a blended family, it can be incredibly hard to create and instill new traditions that stick. After divorce and remarriage, it’s normal for family traditions which children previously celebrated to be all but forgotten.

The calendar and holiday custody schedule alone can extinguish any and all traditions that you had planned. With the “regular” calendar being adjusted and sometimes compromising at the last minute to “make it work for everyone,” traditions are often lost in the shuffle.

Another thing that gets lost in the shuffle sometimes is Thanksgiving.

For this reason, I’ve reached out to several bloggers to compile this master list of Thanksgiving traditions that don’t need to be done on Thanksgiving day! Happy memory making, Mamas!

7 Unique Thanksgiving Traditions to Start NOW!

Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

by Burlap + Blue


Gratitude Pumpkin

by Coffee and Carpool


Thankful Tree

by Jac of All Things


Gratitude ABC’s

by The Keele Deal


Thanksgiving Bingo

by Artsy Fartsy Mama


Thanksgiving Turkey Treat Bags

by Artsy Fartsy Mama


Thanksgiving Memories Tablecloth

by The Holy Mess

7 Unique Thanksgiving Traditions to Start Now in your Blended Family, Stepmom! Stepmom Thanksgiving Traditions for Blended Family #stepmom #thanksgiving #blendedfamily #thanksgivingtradition

Don’t let your kids miss out on annual traditions just because you may not see them every year on Thanksgiving. Don’t let the woes of the custody schedule hold you down. Plan your time accordingly, get creative, and take advantage of one (or all) of these great ideas.

About The Author

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Ashley is a police wife, a stepmom to two beautiful stepdaughters, and a "dog mom" to her German Shepherd, Dirk. She is a Certified Life Coach with her MEd in Educational Leadership, and is in pursuit of her PhD in Higher Education Administration. By day, Ashley works in academic affairs at a large university in Virginia. By night, she delivers honest and humorous advice and encouragement for blended families as the Content Manager for

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