Thankful Thoughts: Illustrating Gratitude on Thanksgiving with Piccles

Jon Zajac
Jon Zajac

Jon is Cofounder & Chief Product Officer at Piccles

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Introduction to Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is a cherished holiday, celebrated primarily in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November. It's a time when people gather with family and friends to give thanks for the blessings of the past year. Traditionally, Thanksgiving is marked by a feast that includes turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, followed by a time of reflection on the things for which we are grateful. There's a warm atmosphere of gratitude and togetherness, making it one of the most beloved American holidays.

Piccles: A New Way to Celebrate

This Thanksgiving, add a splash of creativity to your holiday with Piccles, a charming tool that allows everyone to express their gratitude through art. Piccles provides a delightful shared canvas where the young, the old, and everyone in-between can contribute their drawings, regardless of their artistic skill level. It's all about the joy of creation and the bonds it can forge. As we give thanks for our many blessings, let's also celebrate our collective creativity and the memories we can capture through our uniquely beautiful, albeit imperfect, digital sketches.

Connecting Thanksgiving Day with Piccles

Use Piccles to create a collaborative digital masterpiece this Thanksgiving. Encourage your guests to draw something they're thankful for, or perhaps a favorite Thanksgiving memory. These digital drawings can be shared as a virtual gallery, telling the story of your gathering and the gratitude present in each stroke. You can also start a new tradition by virtually sending heartfelt Piccles drawings to those who couldn't make it to dinner, ensuring everyone feels included in the celebrations. However you choose to use it, Piccles can help capture the spirit of the holiday in a personal and interactive way that'll be treasured for years to come.

Certified fresh Piccles prompts

  1. Gratitude Turkey Drawing: People can draw a part of a turkey and write down what they're thankful for inside. This can prompt discussions about gratitude and creates a collective piece of thankfulness.
  2. Historical Mayflower Scenes: People can learn and share about the history of Thanksgiving by drawing the Mayflower or scenes from the first Thanksgiving, fostering a historical appreciation.
  3. Favorite Thanksgiving Dish Illustration: People can draw their favorite Thanksgiving dish, prompting fun conversations about family recipes and culinary traditions.
  4. Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Design: People can design their own Thanksgiving parade balloon, encouraging creativity and discussions about favorite parade memories.
  5. Family Portrait Drawings: People can create humorous or heartfelt portraits of someone they're celebrating with, strengthening family bonds through shared laughter or sentiment.
  6. Thanksgiving Memory Sharing: People can draw a favorite Thanksgiving memory, which can lead to storytelling and reminiscing about past family gatherings.
  7. Thankful Tree Leaves: People can draw leaves and write what they're thankful for, creating a collective Thankful Tree as a visual representation of gratitude.
  8. Turkey Disguise Competition: People can draw disguises on a turkey template, engaging in a playful competition and sparking laughter.
  9. Pilgrim Hat Fashion Show: People can design their own pilgrim hats, promoting historical knowledge and light-hearted competition.
  10. Virtual Table Setting Design: People can draw their ideal Thanksgiving table setting, sharing ideas for decorations and fostering a sense of communal meal planning.
  11. Autumn Harvest Collage: People can contribute drawings of autumn harvest items to create a collage, encouraging appreciation for the season's abundance.
  12. Thanksgiving 'What If' Scenarios: People can draw outlandish Thanksgiving 'What If' scenarios, promoting creativity and sparking humorous discussions.
  13. Football Frenzy Sketches: People can draw moments from a favorite Thanksgiving football game, engaging sport fans and creating an interactive way to share game highlights.
  14. Travel Dream Destinations: People can draw places they'd love to visit, eliciting dreams and inspiring future family trips.
  15. Black Friday Shopping Strategy: People can illustrate their Black Friday shopping strategy or wishlist, providing a fun way to plan and discuss shopping tactics.
  16. Thanksgiving Recipe Comic Strip: People can create a comic strip illustrating the steps of a favorite Thanksgiving recipe, adding a fun twist to recipe sharing.
  17. Turkey Trot Race Memories: People can draw scenes or characters from a local Turkey Trot race, commemorating community events and personal fitness achievements.
  18. Thanksgiving Pet Parade: People can draw their pets in Thanksgiving-themed attire, giving pet owners a delightful way to imagine their furry friends in the festive spirit.
  19. Past and Present Tableau: People can draw historical figures sharing a meal with modern-day figures, facilitating a conversation on changes in Thanksgiving traditions over time.
  20. Thanksgiving Bingo: People can draw items for a Thanksgiving-themed bingo game, resulting in an interactive game that can play out throughout the day.
  21. Cornucopia of Wishes: People can draw a wish inside a sketched cornucopia, symbolizing hopes for the coming year and fostering a positive outlook.
  22. Native American Heritage Appreciation: People can draw symbols or scenes appreciating Native American heritage, promoting cultural respect and education.
  23. Autumn Leaf Identification Guide: People can draw different types of leaves, helping to identify local foliage and encouraging an appreciation of nature.
  24. Seasonal Haiku Illustration: People can draw visuals to accompany a seasonal haiku they compose, blending literary creativity with artistic expression.
  25. Thanksgiving Time Capsule: People can draw something they feel represents the current year to include in a Thanksgiving time capsule, creating a visual historical record for future reflection.