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Free Thanksgiving Clip Art

Fall is my favorite time of the year and Thanksgiving is my favorite fall event. In addition to enjoying the fun of Thanksgiving dinner, I love that I finally stop sweltering because the weather cools off here in South Florida. By the end of November we can actually open our windows. It's like heaven on earth.

This free Thanksgiving clip art captures the feeling of fall that I love so much, so I was excited when Picnic.com finally released their Thanksgiving art. For those who haven't seen my other free clip art hubs, I use Picnik to make my own clip art. You can also use it to superimpose Thanksgiving images over your photos. You might want to try it; it's free!

Instructions for Downloading the Free Thanksgiving Clip Art

Please read the Terms of Use near the bottom of this page to make sure your intended usage is allowed. Then, choose a thumbnail of any of the Thanksgiving clip art images in the right column. When you click on one of the images, it will appear larger. If you have a PC, just right-click and save the final version of the artwork to your hard drive. If you have a Mac, control-click the image until you get a pop-up menu with an option to save the file.

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Miss Amy doing her routine with the Special Needs Color Guard

Miss Amy doing her routine with the Special Needs Color Guard

Color guard participants come in all ages

Color guard participants come in all ages

Watch for them on Thanksgiving Day in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Watch for them on Thanksgiving Day in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

What I'm Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2008: This Thanksgiving I have something else to look forward to besides pumpkin pie and turkey, because our niece Amy will be marching in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade with the South Florida Special Needs Color Guard (FSNCG). Because of the name, the FSNCG seems like it would be just a Florida organization, but it's actually the only special needs color guard in the country.

Amy, who is also an accomplished Special Olympics athlete, and a group of other talented developmentally disabled South Floridians, have been working very hard to get themselves ready for the big event on Thanksgiving weekend. They also marched in the parade two years ago, but they were only seen very briefly on TV. This year NBC has chosen The Special Needs Color Guard as one of 12 groups out of 250 to focus on in their narration for the Thanksgiving Day parade.

The color guard is always looking for funds, so if you'd like to support them with a tax deductible donation, you can do so at the South Florida Special Needs Color Guard Web site.

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Update: October 31, 2011

It is with deep regret that I post that Amy passed away on April 7, 2011 of pneumonia. Her death was completely unexpected and quite a shock to us all.

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Clip Art Terms of Use

Feel free to use these images for personal projects, scrapbooks or other non-commercial uses. You may also use the images on blogs or Web sites, as long as you provide a link to this page and DO NOT group the images into a collection and distribute them, either free or for a fee. If you want to show the variety of images, please post a screenshot, not the individual images.

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If you have any questions, please contact Carla at info [@] vintageholidaycrafts [.com].

A Serious Note About Thanksgiving

Although I love Thanksgiving clip art and the holiday itself, it's important to remember that there has been quite a bit of revisionist history surrounding the original event. Many people are now becoming sensitive, and rightfully so, to the fact that the Pilgrims annihilated native people.

While we can't erase the terrible deeds that happened long ago, we can keep a loving spirit toward those who were pushed out in the name of progress. Even more to the point, we can be tolerant of all races and traditions now, because we can do something about that. So this is just a gentle reminder that on Thanksgiving -- as well as every other day -- we should practice tolerance. That way, our ancestors won't have to make apologies for us the way we have to for ours.

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Comments

Nancy on November 12, 2011:

Thank you!

Bent Girl on November 24, 2010:

Appreciate the clip art. Happy Holidays to you!!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on September 24, 2009:

Hi, Diane. Because of your experience, I'm sure you know first-hand how moving it can be to watch these performances. It's so great that there are opportunities for achievement for people who are so capable, just not in what many consider to be traditional ways.

Diane Davies on September 24, 2009:

That's awesome that you neice is in special needs color guard. My daughter is in special needs cheer. She loves it!!

terrowhite on January 07, 2009:

Nice hub ! thanks for sharing :)

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on November 05, 2008:

Thanks, iBlue. :-)

iBlue from USA on November 04, 2008:

Nice Hub!!!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on October 29, 2008:

Thanks for your kind words, Sheryl and Dottie. And thanks, too, Dottie for picking up on the other aspects of this hub. It seemed like a good opportunity to get up on my soapbox for just a brief moment. ;-)

Dottie1 from MA, USA on October 29, 2008:

Very well done hub Word Play. It is so much more than a hub on clip art. I love the fall and Thanksgiving too. I love watching the Macy's Day Parade and will be watching out for the South Florida Special Needs Color Guard this year. How cool is that for you to watch your neice Amy. I really appreciate your one last gentle reminder for us all to practice tolerance, not just on Thanksgiving but on every day. Thank you.

sherlynavia from United States on October 28, 2008:

Well presented hub, great job!

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