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Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for your family and friends, get together with everyone, share a delicious meal and enjoy each other’s company.


But what happens when you can’t get everyone together? These days,   families often live across the country, and it isn’t always easy to travel. Many families have loved ones in the military serving overseas, some children are away at college or some loved ones have young children, which makes it difficult to travel long distances.


We live in Chicago, but most of my husband’s family lives in Fargo, North Dakota. Traveling from Chicago to Fargo is a 12-hour drive, which is often makes difficult to do around the holidays. Add the blizzard-type weather that Fargo gets that time of year and it makes it even harder, so we often opt to travel to see family in the spring and summer. Even though we don’t usually see our family around Thanksgiving, that doesn’t mean we forget about them. They are very special to us and we always include them in our holiday dinner.


We always find out what time everyone is having dinner and schedule a phone call during that time so we can chat and catch up with one another. During our holiday dinners, you will often see a phone being passed around and everyone enjoys taking a turn talking to each family member. It’s a great way to still spend time with everyone at Thanksgiving even though we can’t physically be with each other. We even thought about trying to Skype this year if we can get my husband’s grandparents to figure it out! 


When my husband’s family cooks, sweet potatoes are always on the menu. They LOVE sweet potatoes! Before I met my husband, I didn’t have much experience making sweet potatoes, but after finding out that he was a sweet potato connoisseur, I quickly started trying new recipes to satisfy him! I have now made several different recipes and this sweet potato casserole recipe by far is my husband’s favorite. I am pretty sure if I made a complete separate dish for him, he would eat the whole thing!

This holiday season, Cardstore is helping each of us extend our Thanksgiving celebration and promote the spirit of giving by allowing me to send each of you my special recipe and a Cardstore coupon code good for one free card! I just need you to complete these two simple steps:

Step 1: Leave a comment below sharing one Thanksgiving memory that makes you smile

Step 2: When the registration box appears, complete the form

Step 3: That’s it! My sweet potato casserole recipe and a coupon code from Cardstore will be sent to you by mail

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