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Harvest Festival celebration and Thanksgiving origins

Thanksgiving Day, Harvest Festival Celebrations

Mankind throughout history has held thanksgiving ceremonies. In Celtic Britain people believed that the success or failure of a crop was caused by good or evil spirit forces.

The 29th September being Michaelmas Day marked the end of harvesting and is also a Celtic Quarter Day. Thanksgiving was offered to the Spirits and the harvest celebrated with a traditional meal of roast goose and apples. The origins of this festival still survive today as many communities in the UK enjoy their Harvest Festivals.

In the United States, Thanksgiving Day is a time for a family thanksgiving celebrations. On this day a traditional meal of turkey and pumpkin pie is eaten.

The origins of Thanksgiving Day in the United States date back to 1621 when the Pilgrims celebrated their first year and first harvest in the New World. The harvest was successful and plentiful, therefore the Governor, William Bradford announced a day of Thanksgiving for all. This tradition continued annually and in 1863 President Abraham Lincoln made a proclamation that a Thanksgiving Day be held annually on the 4th Thursday in November and in 2023 this will be on November 23rd.

Gift Selection

All items can be gift wrapped and sent with a personal message at no extra cost.

To celebrate your Thanksgiving Day we offer the following Gift selections:

Our Celtic Tree of Life glassware and table linen range, shown right and below, is perfect for that special celebratory Thanksgiving dinner. Champagne flutes in Celtic Tree Of Life design
Photograph showing Celtic Tree Of Life products The Celtic Tree of Life design is one of our customers' firm favorites. It symbolises the Holy Family, its roots and development. The Holy Trinity is the basis of the tree. This particular tree was designed and is dedicated to the memory of my father-in-law James Patrick Gallagher whose life was his faith and his family.

For that special Thanksgiving dinner why not give one of our beautifully embroidered table runners.

Runner in Celtic Tree Of Life design Runner in Celtic Cross design Blue Runner in Celtic Eternity Knot design Runner in Glencoe Thistle design

Our Scottish themed tea towels make an ideal gift for a Thanksgiving event. A high quality product available in beautiful designs. We also have matching porcelain mugs.

Tea Towel in Highland Stag design Tea Towel in Highland Cow Design Tea Towel in Flower of Scotland Design
Porcelain Mug in Highland Stag Design Porcelain Mug in Highland Cow design Porcelain Mug in Flower of Scotland design

This Thanksgiving dress your table with the red and green Argyll design which is derived from Scottish Tartan and is available in bread basket, placemats, table napkins, table runners and table cloths. The range is ideal for those special celebrations and occasions.

Bread Basket in Argyll design Pair of Table Napkins in Argyll design Pair of Place Mats in Argyll design Large Table Runner in Argyll design

The popular Glencoe Thistle design is available in embroidered cosmetic bag, doilies, table runner, napkins, jewelry purse, jewelry roll, pill box purse, spectacles case and pocket tissue holder.

Jewellery Purse in Glencoe Thistle Design Double Spectacles Case in Glencoe Thistle Design Pair of Small Doilies in Glencoe Thistle Design Pill Box Purse in Glencoe Thistle Design Pocket Tissue Cover in Glencoe Thistle Design
New Beginnings Tree of Life Glass Friendship Ball

Perfect gifts this Thanksgiving: Tree of Life Glass Friendship Balls from D & J Glassware. Each Tree of Life ball is handmade and unique. The strands of glass represent a tree.

Celebrate 'new beginnings' a new chapter in life with the New Beginnings Tree of Life Glass Friendship Ball shown left.

For vibrant colours choose the Autumn Tree of Life Glass Friendship Ball (shown right) which represents the Fall when the leaves turn to shades of gold and red.

Autumn Tree of Life Glass Friendship Ball
This mouthblown glass ball has been made especially to celebrate this new chapter in your life. May your dreams reach for the skies, like the branches of this tree. This Tree of Life ball represents the AUTUMN, when the leaves turn to shades of gold and red.
Friendship Mini Globe Tea Light in Blue
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Friendship Mini Globe Tea Light in Amethyst Friendship Mini Globe Tea Light in White Friendship Mini Globe Tea Light in Green
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The Friendship Mini Globe Tea Lights make a thoughtful Thanksgiving gift. The innovative design enables the Mini Globe to be used in 2 ways - with the tea light inside the globe or with the tea light placed on top of the globe as shown. Available in amethyst, blue, green and white as shown.

Window Roundel in Winged Heart Celtic Cross design Window Roundel in Doves of Peace design Window Roundel in Ploughing design Window Roundel in Scottish Rose and Thistle Design

Winged Heart design and create handpainted stained glass gifts in the Scottish borders. They are the leading company in the UK for handpainted stained glass gifts. Their range of creations make perfect unique gifts for Thanksgiving. All original designs and made in the UK. Beautifully packaged in a gift presentation box. A selection of their popular Window Roundels are featured above.

For further gift ideas please view our fabulous jewellery and giftware ranges.

Purple Compact Mirror in Swirls design Large Pill Box in Shamrock Design Pen in Celtic Trinity Knot Design Crystal Pendant in St Justin Celtic Cross design

If you are celebrating a special event and wish to purchase any of our product in quantity please contact beverley@celticglassdesigns.co.uk for wholesale prices.

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