Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Traditions

These are a few of our favorite things!

Some of our most cherished treasures come from this time of year; they are the little things that stir the deep joy of expressing gratitude, love and friendship that go beyond the main event of Thanksgiving feasting (and all the planning that goes along with it)!

Thanksgiving Table 1 with pumpkins

Inspired by our beloved family rambles in the autumn woods and our tradition of venturing out on Thanksgiving morning for a bit of fresh air before the day of feasting ahead, we created our Forest Walk collection to bring the beauty of Mother Nature and her incredible charms to the dinner table with every plate, platter and dish. Each year, we love pulling out this autumnal motif to use all season long, as a reminder of our blissful family hikes and our soulful connection we all share with the bounty of the Earth.

Click here to discover more about the Path to our Forest Walk Collection (with a little help from our children) 

Gratitude Banner

Over many years of hosting Thanksgiving gatherings, we shared this invented family tradition with our friends, family and neighbors to such acclaim that we had to create an official Juliska version to share with everyone for use in their own homes. Every November 1st we unfurl our Gratitude Banner and hang it in the kitchen, but truly, it is never too late to start. Each day, we scrawl things in marker that we are thankful for -- from chocolates to math tutors and pet bunnies -- as a way to proactively and mindfully practice gratitude. There is something powerful when pen is put to parchment, a visual and tangible reminder of our abundant blessings (both large and small) that we see every time we enter the kitchen for the entire month of November.  

gratitude platters

Can spreading love and gratitude be considered a hobby? Consider us obsessed, especially this time of year. We keep these thoughtful gift sets on hand to let everyone from teachers and coaches to neighbors and colleagues know how much they are treasured.

Wish Jars

When you wish upon a jar, your dreams come true! We recommend starting a wish jar for every family member to display on a fireplace mantel, table or shelf to collect handwritten notes of scribbled hopes and desires (from roller skates to flower arranging classes) to help Mr. or Mrs. Claus get their shopping done with a guaranteed successful result on Christmas morning. These heirloom-worthy, lidded vessels are the grownup version of a wish list, ensuring that no gift is forgotten and making the holiday season that much easier.


For more seasonal hosting inspiration, shop our autumnal edit featuring dinnerware and accessories in a palette bursting with jewel tones, natural textures and golden elements to celebrate the rhapsody of fall.