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The website your Thanksgiving is missing

After much prepping, you’re all set for Thanksgiving. You have all of the ingredients for your grandmother’s famous turkey recipe, a menu that includes two stuffing options (even though you’ll never understand stuffing without onions), and you’ve even ordered a tofu mock turkey for your vegetarian niece.

Flights are booked, and hotel accommodations are arranged, but it still feels as though there is something you have yet to prepare – something that connects the family together.

Look no further, for we have just the right Thanksgiving recipe – one for your website!

Ingredients:

  • Copy
  • Images
  • Custom panel widgets
  • Navigation
  • Fonts
  • Planning
  • Tumblr
  • Social media
  • Creativity
  • Contact form

Looking at this list of ingredients, don’t fret about where to find them, we have all the tools necessary to build your perfect website (beyond the planning and creativity – these are all things we are confident you will be able to scrounge up on your own).

roasted turkey

Instructions:
Before you build your Thanksgiving website, you need to have a goal in mind. What is the motive behind your site? Will this be a place for friends and family to check out pictures year after year or will it function as a Thanksgiving Day planner where out of town relatives can check itineraries and accommodations? Once you’ve decided on a goal for your website, the rest will come naturally.

To start your site, we’re going to build your homepage. In a large bowl, combine your copy, images and custom panel widgets.

In a medium sized skillet, melt your fonts along with your navigation, using the Style Designer. Stir in your planning, and combine both mixtures.

Have family photos from previous years? Recipes you will be serving? How about hotel ideas for those coming in from out of town? Throw those in your mixture as well, your family will thank you!

Next we will create your blog. First, open up your case of Tumblr. Once your Tumblr blog is of smooth consistency on your website, add in social media and some blog posts.

After about three minutes, gently pour in your creativity.

Pumpkin pie with autumn leaves and pumpkins.

Once created, give the login information to other family members making it easy for everyone to contribute photos and recipes in one common space. This will serve as a connection between family members, both before Thanksgiving and years to come.

For your next mixture, we will create your contact page. This will be where you will let friends and family know the location of the event, the address of their accommodations, the guest list and any other information they may need for a successful Thanksgiving.

Be sure to include a contact email or phone number, just in case someone needs to get in touch with you. You can always add a contact form using the Yola form widget or the Wufoo widget to have people submit ideas and other items.

Voila! You now have a Thanksgiving website for you and your family that can be contributed to year after year.

We hope this post has gotten you hungry for your feast to come and tossed a few helpful ideas on how to get your family together for the holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving!