How to Make New Friends Through a Thanksgiving
Here are some tips for keeping track of your guest list, sending Thanksgiving cards, and making sure your guests have a memorable time.
Keep track of your guest list
To make sure your guest list is complete, do the following:
- Make a list of everyone you are planning to invite. Include their phone number, email address and address. (If this information is not readily available, ask for it.)
- Check the spelling of each person’s name.
- Count your guests before sending out invitations so you know what type of food to buy and how much space will be needed for seating arrangements.
Schedule an email sending time
A few days before Thanksgiving, set aside time to send emails. You can even schedule an email sending time on your calendar if you want! Make sure you have the right address for everyone on your list and have a list of people who haven’t responded yet. If some of the people on your list aren’t responding, don’t worry! They may be busy or not interested in making friends during Thanksgiving, or something else might be the reason for not responding. Don’t feel bad about sending out another email!
Send a box of chocolates & cookies
To make new friends, you can go with Thanksgiving gift delivery. This is a great way to say thank you for all their hard work or just say hi and remind them that you’re thinking about them during the holidays. You don’t need to spend too much on this; even the most expensive chocolate brands come in at under $15 per pound.
Get some high-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa) and add some nuts, dried fruits and vanilla extract for extra flavor. If you want something filling as well as delicious, consider making your own batch of cookies. According to a gifting expert like Hickory farms say, “As you come together to give thanks or send love from afar, these food items are the perfect gifts to send to loved ones.”
- Personalize your message. In the age of digital communication, it’s important to remember that people still appreciate a thoughtful message in their mailbox or inbox. Be sure to include something specific about their interests or personality in your note so they know you took the time to think about them specifically.
- Use a holiday-themed stamp and card. If you don’t have time to hand-write all of your cards, consider finding one with an autumn theme on it and use that as an opportunity for some extra creativity! You can even find pre-made cards if you don’t feel like doing any crafting yourself!
- Send both physical and digital cards. If you know someone who is not familiar with modern technology but would prefer a traditional thank-you card (or perhaps doesn’t have access), send them one too! You can also send an email card this year if they prefer electronic correspondence over paper mail.
It’s important to remember that it can take time to make new friends, so don’t get discouraged if your first attempt doesn’t work out as planned. Also, keep in mind that meeting someone new through an activity like Thanksgiving is only one piece of the puzzle—you also need to keep in touch with them on a regular basis (via cards or emails) and try out some activities together so you can get to know each other better.