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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at LUM chapter.

With Thanksgiving Break starting early for Loyola students this year, here are some fun things to do to fill whatever free time you might have!

1. Spend time with family

Arguably the most important aspect of Thanksgiving, spending time with family is something most people value when visiting home for the holidays. Whether this be enjoying a meal together, watching a movie, grabbing coffee or anything in between, make plans to see a family member that you can catch up with.

2. Host a “Friendsgiving”

Similarly, having a “Friendsgiving” is another great way to connect with both old and new friends. Typically, everyone brings a dish to enjoy, and friends are able to come together in a way that differs from the typical family Thanksgiving dinner.

3. Have your own “Turkey Trot” Walk

For all the exercise lovers, a Turkey Trot is a great way to get your body moving! Some towns host Turkey Trot 5K’s annually, otherwise, gather some friends and family to create your own version. Whether it be a 5K or one-miler, it’s a fun festivity to enjoy with others.

4. Write Thanksgiving letters

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, and what better way to show it then by writing a letter to a loved one. These letters can consist of anything, and they are sure to make someone smile during the holiday season.

5. Have a Fall Photoshoot

Photoshoots are a wonderful way to make memories with friends and family! Gather some people to get dressed up and look for a festive location to take some photos. Regardless of the professional nature of the photoshoot, the photos will be a great keepsake, and the memories made will be priceless.

From all of us at Her Campus at LUM, we hope you have a happy Thanksgiving and a restful break!

Jenna Mattern is a Communications (Journalism) student at Loyola University Maryland. In addition to being apart of Her Campus, she is also an RA, plays club softball, and is apart of the Honor Council. She has had experience writing for other organizations in high school, and is look forward to continuing her work through Her Campus. In her free time she loves to cook, hang out with friends, shop, and go to the beach!