November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Convergence

What Happens When You Cross a Menorah with a Turkey?

Thanks to Meredith Mullins and OIC Moments for this article celebrating Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. We hope you have a happy holiday, whether with a menorah, a turkey, or a Menurkey.

Thanksgiving Meets Hanukkah

Once in a lifetime

The very words—once in a lifetime— stir the creative spirit.

An exceptional comet. The first moon landing. A rare transit of Venus across the face of the sun. A new millenium.

We are inspired to celebrate these rare moments and to capture them in some special way.

This year, this week, for the first time in recorded history since President Lincoln established Thanksgiving in 1863—and for the only time until around 77,000 years from now—Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day. Crossing cultures in the best possible way.

Gobble tov. Happy Thanksgivukkah. Mazel turk.

The Mind of an Inventor

This rare merging of the Gregorian and Hebrew lunar calendars planted a seed in the inventive mind of 10-year-old Asher Weintraub.

Asher was excited when his mom told him of this rare convergence of dates—two memorable days of thanks on November 28.

“Cool,” he said. “They’re two of my favorite holidays. There should be something to celebrate it.”